Midlands Arts Trail: Inclusion in the Arts

For our special issue we have created an arts trail, themed on inclusion, in partnership with 13 galleries across the midlands. This trail will take you on a journey exploring how race, gender and disability are represented in our regional public collections

Jennifer Wilbur 

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Key Words: Race, Gender, Gaze, Disability, Inclusivity

Race

Gender

Egon Schiele, Crouching Woman (1914)

Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Scholarships


This drypoint etching by renowned Austrian artist Egon Schiele depicts a seemingly distressed woman, partially-clothed and crouching uncomfortably. The depiction of hysteria as seen in this work is a common feature of Schiele’s art. It was also a popular topic in fin-de-siècle Vienna, where this work was made.

Disability

This trail has been compiled by Jennifer Wilbur, in partnership with the galleries and collections featured. Jennifer is the 2019/20 Undergraduate Research Scholar for Midlands Art Papers. She is completing her final year of her History of Art BA at the University of Birmingham.

How to do the trail

Please note that some of the works featured in the trail are not on permanent display- please check with the galleries before you visit to avoid disappointment.

Addresses and contact details of the featured galleries and museums: 

Birmingham

  • Birmingham Museum and Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH 

Phone: 0121 348 8000
Email: BMAG.Enquiries@birminghammuseums.org.uk

  • RBSA, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham, B3 1SA

Phone: 0121 236 4353
Email: rbsagallery@rbsa.org.uk

  • Research and Cultural Collections, 32 Pritchatt’s Road, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT

Phone: 0121 414 6750
Email: rcc@contacts.bham.ac.uk

  • The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT

Phone: 0121 414 7333
Email: info@barber.org.uk

East Midlands

  • New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, 53 New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7EA

Phone: 0116 225 4900

Email: via the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery website

West Midlands

  • The New Art Gallery, Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG

Phone: 01922 654400
Email: info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 1DU

Phone: 01902 552055

Staffordshire

  • The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
Phone: 01782 232323

Warwickshire

  • The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Phone: 024 7623 7521
Email: info@culturecoventry.com

  • Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum, Royal Pump Rooms, The Parade, Leamington Spa, CV32 4AA

Phone:  01926 742700

Email: prooms@warwickdc.gov.uk

  • Dudley Museum and Art Gallery, Dudley Archives, Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ

Phone: 01384 811280

Email: via the Dudley Museum and Art Gallery website

 

Acknowledgements

Grateful thanks to our museum and gallery partners, notably Anna Young at Research and Cultural Collections; Heather Southorn at the New Walk Gallery; Carol Thompson at Wolverhampton Art Gallery; Samantha Howard and Sam Richardson at the Potteries; Helen Cobby at the Barber Institute; Victoria Osborne at BMAG; Alice Swatton at Leamington Spa Art Gallery; Julie Brown at the New Art Gallery; Natalie Osborne at the RBSA; and Martin Roberts at the Herbert. Many thanks also to the following artists for their generosity in allowing us to reproduce their work: Claudette Johnson, Barbara Delaney, Alexa Wright, HA (Andrea Hannon and Rob Hamp), and Dale Marshall.

Also in 'MAP Issue 3'