Fantasy or Reality?17thMayto
26th SepFantasy is a hugely popular genre in literature, film, TV and also visual art. It can provide a means of escaping everyday life, transporting us to other worlds inhabited by fantastical creatures, where magic exists, and anything is possible.
British Art Show 922ndJan2022Wolverhampton has been selected as the opening city for next year’s British Art Show 9.
BRICKLIVE: FANTASY KINGDOM3rdJulto
5th SepBRICKLIVE FANTASY KINGDOM is a touring brick show of sword and sorcery, a fantastical quest with dragons, castles and princesses.
5th DecFantasy Pop presents a selection of vibrant artworks from Wolverhampton Art Gallery’s renowned Pop Art collection, exploring elements of fantasy portrayed throughout the paintings, works on paper and sculpture exhibited.
Art Gallery Activity Packs24thJulto
29th AugTake part in magical, fantasy crafts each week at the Art Gallery with a creative activity pack full of imaginative materials.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Come and explore more than 300 years of art in our free gallery with fantastic changing exhibitions and permanent galleries featuring work by English landscape and portrait genius Gainsborough we’ve got it all here.
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Following the Government’s announcement about the easing of lockdown restrictions the team at the Lichfield Street gallery have been preparing new exhibitions as well as putting measures in place to ensure that the building is safe for both staff and visitors
Measures include track and trace as required by the NHS, a separate entrance and exit and a one-way route around the gallery. Face coverings will need to be worn whilst in the gallery and sanitisation stations will be available. There will be an alternative accessible route available for those who need it.
To celebrate the opening visitors will be able to see Fantasy Pop, a new exhibition of works from the Gallery’s renowned collection which highlights elements of fantasy found in Pop Art. Another new exhibition, Fantasy or Reality?, draws on the strong collection of artworks and objects from around the world to explore the connections between art and fantasy. Both shows are forerunners for our family summer exhibition BRICKLIVE Fantasy Kingdom, which runs from 3 July until 5 September, featuring life-sized models of mythical creatures, knights and wizards.
A special feature within the gallery is The Wall of Heroes, a mural created by staff from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust to celebrate International Year of the Nurse and Midwives 2020.
There is no need to book, we just ask that you please watch the short video below that outlines the changes in place before you visit.
Please note: We would like to inform all visitors that there are building works taking place in the gallery which will relocate the café to a larger ground floor location and create a fully inclusive entrance via St Peter’s passage.
The Gallery and café will remain open during this time and we endeavour to ensure the building works do not impact the visitor experience, however, as this is a live site please bear with us, as at times it maybe noisy and parts of the gallery will be off limits. Staff are on hand at all times to help answer your queries and we are very excited to welcome you back, if you have any comments or questions please email [email protected]