Notice: The Art Gallery, Bantock House, Bilston Gallery and City Archives are currently closed. You can still stay connected with Wolverhampton Arts and Culture through our free online and family friendly resources.

Free online resources

Decorated rectangular snuff box with hinged lid, painted with a man reading a book and an infant in his arms.
Snuff Box, c. 1800 – 1825.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery Collection.

Free art books online

You can access some informative books related to artists and artworks in our collections and exhibitions programme on Issuu:

Contemporary British Printmaking 1967 – 2017
Georgie Hopton & Gary Hume: Hurricanes Hardly Ever Happen
Howard Hodgkin: Strictly Personal
International Arts and Crafts
Japanese Netsuke
POP! Design, Culture, Fashion 1956 -1976
Postmodernism
Sir Joshua Reynolds – Teachers Pack
Thank You Andy Warhol
The Traditional Arts of Japan. A Complete Illustrated Guide
William Morris Textiles

Robert Kemm, Spanish Gypsies, c. 1874 – 1885, oil on canvas.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery Collection.

Art Podcasts

Tune in to an art podcast and learn about things you have always wanted to know and never had time for. This is a carefully selected list of podcasts which document what is currently going on in the arts and discuss recently opened exhibitions and burning topics in the art world.

The Art Newspaper Podcasts
Art Monthly Talk Show
The Artsy Podcast
The White Pube Podcast
Creative Matters. Arts Council England Podcast
Think Like An Art World Expert
Talk Art with Russell Tovey and Robert Diament
Waldy and Bendy’s Adventures in Art

David Clapp, Rebuilding TV tubes, 1973, photograph. Wolverhampton City Archives.

YouTube channels about art

Beyond viral videos, tutorials and music, YouTube has many great channels where you can learn about art. We’ve selected five YouTube channels covering latest exhibitions and art events as well as those that explore art and art history through the lens of things happening today.

Vernissage TV
The Art Assignment
This is Tomorrow
Tate
Arts Council England