Turning Point West Midlands' projects update

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Turning Point West Midlands has been busy rolling out its TPWM Projects with its partner lead organisations: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, New Art Gallery Walsall, The National Trust, New Library Birmingham, Worcester University, Eastside Projects, Grand Union, and Writing West Midlands.

New Art West Midlands

As part of this new BA/MA graduate exhibition in 2013, five artist bursaries have been awarded. The bursary artists are: Rashid Khan (University of Wolverhampton); Stuart Layton (University of Worcester); Sophie Bullock (Birmingham City University) and Corey Hayman (Coventry University).

New Art West Midlands will take place at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery from Friday 15February to 19 May2013, The Barber Institute from Friday 8March to 19 May 2013 and Grand Union from Friday 15 February to 9 March 2013.

The New Art Gallery Walsall (NAGW) and Artist Development

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A range of professional opportunities are being offered to artists through the NAGW/TPWM partnership including a 6 week artist residency at NAGW's studio.

The selected artist is Pak-Keung Wan. He has an MA from the Royal College of Art and is based in Birmingham. Pak-Keung will use the residency to develop Lune – a series of painstaking pencil drawings that link to a publication by NASA, and an animation. 

The National Trust

In partnership with TPWM, the National Trust have set up a new Artist Residency opportunity at Dudmaston Hall. The recipient will be announced on the TPWM website soon.

Eastside Projects

Stuart Whipps and Joanne Masding have been awarded the first Heterotic residencies, funded by TPWM, at Spike Island and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios respectively. Both artists will be resident during February 2013. 

New Library Birmingham

The Artist in Residence Faye Clarridge is currently showing work at the Towner Art Gallery. 

New TPWM Flyer

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TPWM with Fraser Muggeridge Studio has produced a new flyer. With a minimalist but vital message`Visual Artists' Support/Support Visual Artists', the purpose of the flyer is to lead people to the TPWM website where they can find a wealth of information covering all aspects of the visual arts in the West Midlands and beyond the region.

TPWM Visual Arts Forum

Wolverhampton Art Gallery hosted the forum lead by represenatives of artist collectives from across the region. Professor Nabeel Hamdi followed with an inspiring talk on`Small Change'.

This is just a snapshot of the activity taking place across the West Midlands. More information on all projects can be found on the Turning Point West Midlands website.