Works by 19th century artist Utagawa Hiroshige, showcasing the landscape along Japan’s major highway between the cities of Edo and Kyoto, are visiting Wolverhampton Art Gallery courtesy of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.
53 Stations of the Tokaido Road features travellers and Samurai warriors journeying along the famous route and offers a rare chance to see some incredible Eastern artworks.
The images, made from woodblock prints, were ground-breaking at the time due to their depiction of Japan’s striking landscapes, its quirky travellers and the variety of weather extremes people encountered along the route.
Hiroshige’s Japan: 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Until 21 November
For the second year running we’ve teamed up with the fab Birmingham Independent Food Fair to showcase the event and the great foodie scene in the region…
The issue is packed with info on great places to eat and drink, foodie tips and much more alongside a run down of cultural happenings for the Autumn. Enjoy!
See the online issue here or pick it up for free at venues throughout the region (cafes / bars / restaurants – see the distribution page for further info) and at the Indie Food Fair in September.
Junction Festival, Wolverhampton takes place this weekend across venues and locations in and around Chapel Ash.
34 local artists will exhibit works at The Asylum Gallery, Clifton Street, Chapel Ash and at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.
The Asylum Gallery exhibition will be open 11am to 4pm from 3- 11 July with a celebratory festival ‘opening’ from 6pm on Friday. Works at Wolverhampton Art Gallery can be viewed between 10am and 5pm Monday to Saturday until 25 July.
Mental Spaces artists are exhibiting at The Clarendon Function Room and Belinda Longsden’s Art Van will be on site at The Royal Oak over the festival weekend. Eagle Works will be opening its doors for the festival and there is also a Sketchcrawl organized on Saturday 4th starting at The Combermere at 11am. Everyone welcome to turn up with a sketchbook and join in.
Bands will provide entertainment at The Combermere, The Clarendon, The Royal Oak, Tap and Ale, The Chindit a stage will be set up in collaboration with Beatsabar and Culture Dub Orchestra on the Junction of Chapel Ash, Compton Road and Merridale Road.
Visitors to the festival can also experience performance art and poetry throughout the weekend.
Facebook: Junction Wolverhampton
Welcome to the all new edition of Area Culture Guide with a special focus on this year’s New Art West Midlands.
It is PACKED with culture, exhibitions, interviews and listing for upcoming events around the West Mids.
They’ll be on the streets from Monday and also available extensively at:
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Herbert Museum and Art Gallery
Wolverhampton Museum and Area Gallery
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
In the meantime you can read the digital edition here.
Want to know what’s hot in the art world? The best place to find out is to look at what new and emerging artists are up to. That’s why Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Grand Union and Wolverhampton Art Gallery have come together to present New Art West Midlands, an exhibition across four galleries showcasing the talent and new work of emerging artists in the West Midlands. Continue reading
To celebrate the fine artistic talent of the region for this edition we teamed up with New Art West Midlands to showcase some of the fine works on display until May. Take a look at the digital edition here or pick up your copy in the usual spaces as well as at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Artist Rooms – Ed Ruscha
Until 29 October
Wolverhampton Art Gallery Continue reading