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Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

British Art Show 9

British Art Show 9
6 March - 30 May 2021

Wolverhampton has been selected as the opening city for next year’s British Art Show

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 to 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 , 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.

The list of artists features:

Hurvin Anderson, Michael Armitage, Simeon Barclay, Oliver Beer, Zach Blas, Kathrin Böhm, Maeve Brennan, James Bridle, Helen Cammock, Than Hussein Clark, Cooking Sections (Alon Schwabe & Daniel Fernández Pascual), Jamie Crewe, Oona Doherty, Sean Edwards, Mandy El-Sayegh, Mark Essen, Gaika, Beatrice Gibson, Patrick Goddard, Anne Hardy, Celia Hempton, Andy Holden, Joey Holder, Marguerite Humeau, Lawrence Lek, Ghislaine Leung, Paul Maheke, Elaine Mitchener, Oscar Murillo, Grace Ndiritu, Uriel Orlow, Hardeep Pandhal, Hetain Patel, Florence Peake, Heather Phillipson, Joanna Piotrowska, Abigail Reynolds, Margaret Salmon, Hrair Sarkissian, Katie Schwab, Tai Shani, Marianna Simnett, Victoria Sin, Hanna Tuulikki, Caroline Walker, Alberta Whittle, Rehana Zaman.

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.

University of Wolverhampton / Wolverhampton School of Art / British Art Show 9