Pop Art City

Welcome to Wolverhampton, home to one of the greatest Pop Art collections outside London.

Explore 300 years of art at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. With its family friendly displays, the Art Gallery has won national recognition for its adventurous and entertaining temporary exhibitions and is renowned for its collection of Pop Art, which includes iconic works by Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Hamilton as well as many other artists associated with the Pop movement.

Our current exhibition A Big Bang: The Origins of the Pop Art Collection at Wolverhampton Art Gallery explores the reason why art works by some of the biggest names in Pop Art found a home at the Art Gallery. It features some of the earliest works acquired for the collection over the last 50 years and tells the story behind the collection.

Meet Our Pop Art People

A big thanks to the three models in our current advertising campaign promoting Wolverhampton!

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Left: Jaswinder is a Board member on the Wolverhampton Interfaith and Regeneration Network (WIFRN) and has lived in Wolverhampton for 47 years.

Centre: Rachel works in Wolverhampton and is Community Engagement Officer for Black Country Echoes , a two-year Arts Council England funded project celebrating the industrial heritage of the Black Country across the boroughs of Wolverhampton, Walsall, Sandwell and Dudley.

Right: Shazia was born in Wolverhampton and is a third year art student at Newman University. She would like to teach art.

And Explore More Wolverhampton Culture

The Art Gallery is just one of WAVE’s four venues. Enjoy a free family workshop at Bilston Craft Gallery, step back 100 years at Bantock House Museum or find out more about the city’s rich history at Wolverhampton City Archives. Please take a look around this website to find out more.

There are many other cultural venues in Wolverhampton including:

Arena Theatre – One of the longest established and most successful small-scale touring venues in the West Midlands. It presents one of the best and most diverse theatre programmes in the West Midlands, which includes theatre, dance, comedy, music and performance companies.

Civic Halls – Made up of Civic Hall, Wulfrun Hall and Slade Rooms. This is the major hub for live entertainment in Wolverhampton and the Black Country. Expect to see the biggest names in pop and rock plus established and emerging stars from all genres of music and comedy.

The Grand Theatre – From West End musicals to un-missable comedy, from thought-provoking drama to dazzling dance, from family fun to fabulous concerts and more, enjoy the best live theatre at the Grand.

Light House Media Centre – Wolverhampton’s Media Centre housing an independent cinema, photography galleries and café bar. With a packed programme of film, theatre and opera streamed live from around the world, exhibitions and special events and festivals.

Newhampton Arts Centre – A multi-facility arts venue with music, theatre, dance and classes for all ages. Be involved- be entertained – be creative.

 

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