Wolverhampton is the first city in England to host British Art Show 9.
British Art Show is the largest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK, giving people in cities across the nation the opportunity to engage with work by the most exciting artists in Britain.
From 22 January – 10 April 2022 audiences in Wolverhampton can experience the exhibition, which will takes 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 is no exception. A huge range of works by over 40 artists is 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’re proud to have partnered with the School of Art and Hayward Gallery Touring to present this ground-breaking exhibition.
There’s also an extensive public programme to support BAS9, including artist talks, performances, workshops and family events. To find out about these and for more information on British Art Show 9 please visit the BAS9 website which has been created by Hayward Gallery Touring.
More information on British Art Show 9 can be seen via the new website that has been created by Hayward Gallery Touring.
British Art Show 9 runs until 10 April so there’s still time to get involved by becoming a BAS9 Volunteer!:
If you’re a current student or a graduate of the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Art you can sign up for the School of Art’s volunteer programme to invigilate the BAS9 or be one of the specially trained tour guides. For updates about volunteering at the School of Art sign up to the jobs board
Wolverhampton Art Gallery is calling for volunteers all ages and backgrounds to be trained as BAS9 invigilators and guides. To find out more go to our volunteering page