Stellar: Stars of our Contemporary Collection24thOct2020Stellar presents an array of painting, drawing, sculpture, print, film and photography by some of the leading lights of British contemporary art in recent decades.
BRICKLIVE: FANTASY KINGDOM3rdJulto
5th SepBRICKLIVE FANTASY KINGDOM is a touring brick show of sword and sorcery, a fantastical quest with dragons, castles and princesses.
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.
All About the Fight (2020)17thMayto
18th JulCreated remotely across 20 households during the lockdown of 2020, All About the Fight was made as a reimagined, innovative dance film, following the cancellation of the live tour due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
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Wolverhampton Art Gallery will welcome back visitors from Monday 17 May.
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.
Visitors will also have another chance to see Stellar: Stars of our Contemporary Collection, on until 20 June, The [Spaces] In-between, until 23 May and Windrush Generation Experiences Online, until 4 June.
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.