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New Art West Midlands 2014

14 February – 15 March 2014


Leah Carless, Sarah Sehra, Anna Smith, Glen Stoker, Hannah Sutherland

New Art West Midlands is a curated exhibition showing across four art institutions – Grand Union, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The Barber Institute of Fine Art and Wolverhampton Art Gallery – showcasing the creative talent and energy of emerging artists in the West Midlands region.

At Grand Union we have awarded five graduates bursaries to develop new work for this exhibition.

For information on related events across all four venues see the New Art West Midlands website.

NAWM is a Turning Point West Midlands 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)

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