For those of you who couldn’t make our recent talks you can now listen to them online…
Some of the highlights from the fantastic Freshly Squeezed event that took place at the gallery on the 10th of June. Enjoy…
That’s right. You too could be the proud owner of an exclusive Bob and Roberta Smith “See Esther Walsall’s Mona Lisa” poster. These are completely free but are in limited supply, so act fast! Just ask for your poster at the front desk at The New Art Gallery Walsall. Why not see Esther while you are here?
The lucky first recipient of the poster was Mr. I. Ioannou of Walsall. “This is the best thing I’ve ever seen – thank you Bob and Roberta Smith!” said Mr. Ioannou.
Well our first Artists’ Books Fair went well and as a result we’ve collected a lot of books and zines for the collection. Here’s a couple of highlights, but do pop into the Library to see the rest!
Unrealised Projects Volume 4: a partial introduction to a process in progress is a collection of unrealised projects submitted by various artists. Volume 4 has been guest curated by Josh Love, and centres on ‘an exchange of moral rights, production roles, obligation and the notion of realising unrealised works’.
Work to do! Self-Organisation in Precarious Working-Conditions is a fantastic document of a project series by the same name, held in Shedhalle, Zurich 2007-8.
We’ve also subscribed to a couple of independent journals:
Arty & Garageland, are both bi-annual magazines edited by Cathy Lomax, an artist and director of Transition Gallery.
Paper for Emerging Architectural Reasearch (P.E.A.R.) is an exciting newspaper exploring new architectural practice across Europe.
Thanks to all of you who participated and supported our first Artists’ Books Fair last May. Have a look at some of the weekend’s highlights.
Photos taken by Ming de Nasty.
For those of you who missed last week’s phenomenal Freshly Squeezed music night with Birmingham Conservatoire composition students performing delightful music specially composed and inspired by the Epstein Archive, have a look below. Soon we will upload a short film with extracts from each performance.
Photos taken by Ian Egner.
From Thursday 17 to Saturday 19 June 2010, 10am – 6pm, Home Of Metal will be taking up residence in a disused shop located at City 10, 18 Queen Square in Wolverhampton city centre, inviting fans to bring along their memorabilia & stories to be photographed & recorded to contribute to the digital archive or drop in to look at some of the Home Of Metal related wares we have already discovered!
Home Of Metal are looking for everything from concert tickets to photographs, badges, album covers, t-shirts, demo tapes, fan letters, fanzines, flyers, lyrics, posters, press articles, set lists and promotional materials to build the collection online, which will inform a series of major exhibitions which are being developed for 2011.
On Saturday 19 June, 2 – 6pm, renowned rock photographer Steve Gerrard will be in residence, fans are invited to have their portraits taken by him in their prized band T-shirts to feature in the Home Of Metal Exhibition.
Thursday 17th June – Saturday 19th June
10am – 6pm
Home of Metal open days
@ City 10 Shop, 18 Queen Square, Wolverhampton
P.s. Even if you can’t make it to Wolverhampton you can still contribute to the archive here – http://www.homeofmetal.com/