New Art West Midlands 2014
NAWM is a Turning Point West Midlands (TPWM) initiative with gallery partners and universities in the West Midlands. All exhibiting artists have graduated from one of the West Midlands’ undergraduate and postgraduate fine art degree courses in the past three years, encompassing Birmingham City University, Coventry University, Staffordshire University, University of Wolverhampton and University of Worcester.
Mel Brimfield, Artist
Paul Goodwin, Curator, lecturer and urban theorist, Director of 3-D Foundation Sculpture Park and International Residency, Verbier, Switzerland and formerly Curator of Cross Cultural programme at Tate Britain (2008-2012)
David Harding OBE, Artist and Founder and Head of Environmental Art Department, Glasgow School of Art (1985-2001)
Professor John Butler, Head of the School of Art, BIAD, Birmingham City University, and Chair of TPWM: ‘Birmingham and the wider West Midlands region now has one of, if not the, most exciting art scenes in the country. The key is to support emerging artists and, crucially, prove that this is the place to stay and forge a career. New Art West Midlands can provide an important first rung on the ladder for these artists, bringing their work to the attention of the art market, arts venues, critics, media and employers. Last year’s exhibitions were very well received and we are incredibly pleased to repeat the initiative this year and, hopefully, in the years to come.”
View the New Art West Midlands 2013 catalogue.
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 14 February – 18 May 2014
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham 14 February – 27 April 2014
Wolverhampton Art Gallery 14 February – 10 May 2014
Grand Union, Birmingham 14 February – 15 March 2014 (Open Thurs-Sat)