New Art West Midlands

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts (R14 on map)
Arts and Law, Arts and Science Festival, Exhibitions
Friday 14th February (10:00) - Sunday 27th April 2014 (17:00)
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Copyright Wendy Ann Titmus


The freshest and best artistic talent to have emerged from the West Midlands’ five university art schools over the past three years is showcased here as part of a multi-site, now annual award exhibition. As well as a dedicated exhibition gallery, interventions among the Barber’s collection include some unexpected contemporary sculpture, painting and installation. This year’s selection includes a wide range of media and subject matter: a mixed-media, feminist take on Little Red Riding Hood; thought-provoking urban photography and painting; and beautiful, witty, and at times moving, contemplations on the relationships between humans, their environment and medical science – captured in found wood, bees’ wax and even human hair. The exhibition is also on show at the following venues:Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (until 18 May)Wolverhampton Art Gallery (until 10 May)For further details: