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British Art Show 9

Alberta Whittle, Celestial Meditations II, 2017. © the artist. Courtesy of Alberta Whittle and Copperfield, London.

Hayward Gallery Touring have announced new dates for British Art Show 9, which will now come to Wolverhampton from 22 January to 10 April 2022. The show launches in Aberdeen this summer but Wolverhampton will be the first city in England to host BAS9, before it tours Manchester and finally Plymouth.

British Art Show is the largest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK, giving people in cities across the country the opportunity to engage with work by the most exciting artists in Britain.

From 22 January – 10 April 2022 audiences in Wolverhampton will be able to experience the exhibition, which will take place across two main venues: Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Art. Following Wolverhampton, the exhibition will tour to Manchester (13 May – 14 September 2022) and Plymouth (8 October – 23 December 2022).

The British Art Show is widely recognised as a significant marker of recent developments in contemporary art in Britain, and British Art Show 9 will be no exception. A huge range of works by over 40 artists will be presented, engaging with many of the most urgent issues of our times, including the environmental crisis, identity and belonging, conflict resolution and healing.

The exhibition is curated by internationally respected curators Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar and is produced by Hayward Gallery Touring, in collaboration with curators at each of the host cities.

Hosting British Art Show 9 represents a huge milestone in the cultural life of Wolverhampton, and we can’t wait to share further details with you in the run up to the exhibition.

For further information and how to get involved visit our exhibition listing page.