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Wolverhampton Selected as Opening City for Next Year's British Art Show 9

30/06/2020
Wolverhampton Selected as Opening City for Next Year's British Art Show 9

We are delighted to announce that the Wolverhampton School of Art has been selected as one of the opening venues for next year's prestigious British Art Show 9!

In what is a major boost and sign of recognition for arts and culture in Wolverhampton, we are proud be hosting this prestigious touring exhibition in March 2021 along with Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Hayward Gallery Touring, which organises contemporary art exhibitions at galleries, museums and other publicly funded venues throughout Britain, has now announced its revised programming schedule for the biggest touring exhibition of contemporary art in the UK.

The British Art Show is widely acknowledged as the most important recurrent exhibition of contemporary art produced in this country, unrivalled in its ambition, scope and national reach. Maggie Ayliffe, Head of Wolverhampton School of Art, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the first leg of British Art Show 9 in Wolverhampton. “We are looking forward to welcoming many visitors to the iconic Wolverhampton School of Art. There will be a wealth of opportunities for new audiences, students, school children and the artist community to come and engage with some of the most exciting contemporary art being produced in the UK today. It will also be an opportunity to talk to the artists who are creating visuals and giving voice to some of the most pressing concerns of our times. We can’t wait for the conversation to begin in Wolverhampton.”

The exhibition will travel to Wolverhampton before it heads to Aberdeen, Plymouth and Manchester.

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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