Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Take a journey through 300 years of art, from Georgian portraits and Victorian landscapes, to Pop and contemporary art.


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Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Closed Bank Holidays
Café open Monday – Saturday: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Admission free
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Address
Lichfield St
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
WV1 1DU
01902 552055


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With its family friendly displays and interactives, Wolverhampton Art Gallery can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

See permanent displays dedicated to key periods in history alongside regularly changing exhibitions that embrace painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, multi-media, and more. From grand paintings by 18th century greats, to thought provoking contemporary pieces, there’s always something new to discover.

Relax in the laid-back setting of the Art Gallery Café, with its delicious menu, ranges of speciality loose-leaf teas and fresh coffee, and discover a treasure trove of crafts, cards and jewellery in the gallery shop.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

  • Julio le Parc, Longue March,
1976, Lithograph © The Artist

    POP EUROPE!

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    5 July 2014 - 7 February 2015

    A colourful display of Pop and Op Art, Expressionist and Abstract works, POP EUROPE! looks at artists working on the continent in a comparative aesthetic and reviews the idea of a Pop beyond Britain and America.

  • Stanza --- Parallel Realities

    Stanza - Parallel Realities: Entropy Through Black Matter

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    20 September 2014 - 1 November 2014

    Different ‘Black Country’ locations in Europe will be merged together into an online networked artwork which reflects on the past and future of industrial locations.

  • Edward Wadsworth, In the Black Country, 1919, Woodcut
print on paper © Wolverhampton Art Gallery

    The Making of Mordor

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    20 September 2014 - 17 January 2015

    ‘Mordor’ conjures images of a blackened land consumed by industry. This exhibition explores the links between J.R.R. Tolkien’s depictions of this fantasy region and the Black Country of the 1900s, alongside contemporary responses.

  • Boulton Paul

    Boulton Paul

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    3 October 2014 - 31 December 2014

    Former employes of Boulton Paul continue to utilise their engineering skills at Wednesfield High School. Here they share their knowledge and inspire future generations of engineers.

  • Komlaish Achall - Wolverhampton MA

    University of Wolverhampton MA Show 2014

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    6 October 2014 - 11 October 2014

    This exhibition is the culmination of the excellent work undertaken by the School of Art & Design’s Masters students over the last two years and shows their diversity of creative thinking, skills and professional approach to practice.

  • Tony Oursler Illuminated Tree

    Tony Oursler: The Influence Machine

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    29 October 2014 - 1 November 2014

    6.30 – 7.30pm. The Influence Machine is a haunting multimedia work in which videos of talking heads are projected onto smoke, trees and buildings, their fractured monologues combining to make a confessional chorus of the mass media age.

  • Art of the Troubles

    Art of the Troubles

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    1 November 2014 - 27 February 2015

    This major new exhibition features artists’ responses to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. It offers avenues for exploring the way in which the Troubles have been viewed by artists.

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