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The New Art Gallery Walsall

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New Art Gallery Walsall

The New Art Gallery Walsall presents, collects and interprets historic, modern and contemporary art in innovative and challenging ways, welcoming visitors from all over the globe as well as the immediate locality. The gallery opened in February 2000 and was officially opened on 5 May 2000 by HM The Queen. It aims to increase the understanding and enjoyment of arts and culture through our dynamic exhibition, education and events programme.

Is it free?
Yes, it is free to enter. There is a small charge payable for some workshops, exhibitions and events.

What can I see at the Gallery?
The Gallery has a hugely wide-ranging programme across five floors, of changing exhibitions of historic, modern and contemporary art. The core art collection, the Garman Ryan Collection is located on Floors 1 and 2 and has works by world famous artists including Van Gogh, Constable, Turner, Picasso and Matisse. The contemporary exhibitions programme can be found on Floors 3 and 4; showcasing the best in regional, national and international art, through both solo and themed group exhibitions. Our Artists’ Studio, which hosts a curated programme of residences, is located on Floor 1 . You can also visit the Community Gallery, Art Library, Costa Coffee or the Roof Terrace or attend a wide range of events and activities.

What is there for families?
The gallery has a packed programme of activities, workshops and events throughout the year. Including:

Tuesday Tots If your toddler enjoys being creative then our Tuesday Tots sessions are ideal! These are monthly session for toddlers age 0-4 with a parent or carer. This is an opportunity to get messy, explore art materials and build fine motor skills. 11am -12noon. Booking essential. £2 per session. To book, call into Reception or ring 01922 654400

Wednesdays for All Join us on Wednesdays in the school holidays for fun, creative workshops for all the family! Drop – in, 11am – 3pm. Free. All ages welcome.

Thursday Skills Would you like to develop your art skills with a real artist? Then these sessions are for you. Learn new techniques in a variety of mediums and takeaway a masterpiece! -Session 1- 11am – 12.30pm- Ages 4+. -Session 2- 1.30 – 3pm- Ages 7+. £3.50 per child. Please book in advance on 01922 654400

Saturday Playdates Join us on Saturdays in the school holidays to explore, play and make. Why not bring a friend for extra fun? Drop in, 11am – 3pm. Free. All ages welcome. Check the What’s On section of the New Art Gallery Walsall website for forthcoming dates and workshops.

Sunday Art Club Weekly art clubs for children and young people. Meet artists and creatives and learn to paint, print, sculpt, craft, make films and more! Sunday Art Club Sunday Art Club. For more information, timings and booking information, check the website or follow The New Art Gallery Walsall on Facebook

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