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New Art West Midlands 2018


 Lily Wales, Radioactive Rhonda. Photo credit: Ian Richards.

Lily Wales, Radioactive Rhonda. Photo credit: Ian Richards.

New Art West Midlands 2018

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 16 Feb – 13 May 2018.

AirSpace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, 23 Feb – 31 March 2018.

The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, 24 Feb – 13 May 2018.

New Art West Midlands opens February 2018, celebrating and showcasing extraordinary works from some of the West Midlands' most exciting emerging artists. 28 artists, all of whom have graduated in the past three years, have been selected to have their work on display at prestigious local venues as part of New Art West Midlands 2018.

The exhibition includes new large-scale installations, sculpture, photography, video, animation, paintings and digital artworks, exploring themes of identity, artificial intelligence, blurred reality and more. Although all artists are recent graduates with BA, MA and PhD level degrees, this year’s cohort includes work from a number of mature students embarking upon new directions in their careers.

The New Art West Midlands 2018 exhibition is supported by Arts Council England, Birmingham City University, Coventry University, University of Worcester, University of Wolverhampton, Hereford College of the Arts and Staffordshire University. Since 2013, New Art West Midlands has exhibited work by 149 artists, at seven venues to visitors in excess of 500,000. 15 expert selectors have been involved and £23,000 of prize money, nine bursaries and 20 opportunities (residencies, projects, membership and mentoring) have been awarded.

Further information about New Art West Midlands can be found here.