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



Wolverhampton School of Art / Events

We provide a number of opportunities for a wide variety of arts engagement and creative exploration, through a comprehensive programme of events comprising exhibitions, talks and performances.

Cultural highlights include: Artsfest, our annual celebration of arts and culture; the FEINART Lecture Series; the Festival of Britain Season, celebrating the Festival and its Legacy in the Black Country; Disability History MonthLGBT+ History Month; our continuing celebration of Black History Month; our Degree and MA Shows and the upcoming British Art Show 9


Ceramic Commons: 3D Printed Ceramics Collaborative Exhibition & Intro with Paul McAllister

Ceramic Commons

Mon 6 December 2021 | 2-3pm and 3-4pm

Join Paul McAllister, Course Leader in BA Glass and Ceramics as he introduces the Ceramic Commons exhibition and project.

Ceramic Commons is a series of non-profit, simultaneous collaborative exhibitions of 3D printed ceramics in venues around the world. This exhibition promotes and celebrates the diversity of practice within ceramic 3D printing, as well as the idea of ‘commons’: highlighting aspects of working with digital ceramics sending ceramic work by e-mail across the world. The idea for the project was conceived by Megumi Naitoh (USA) and Anna Andersen (Denmark). The files have been shared and printed with exhibition collaborators in both the USA and Denmark. The ceramic pieces in this exhibition were printed by Paul McAllister at the University of Wolverhampton. The sharing of ideas and knowledge through this methodology will generate dialogue and new ways of working with clay.

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 Disability History Month
Disability History Month 2021

18th November till 18th December

UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled people's struggle for equality and human rights. The joint themes for UKDHM 2021 are Disability and Hidden Impairment and Disability, Sex and Relationships.

Disability History Month is a chance to look back at Disability History and the struggle for inclusion. As well as being time to raise awareness of issues, events and concerns that face the disabled community today. This year the University of Wolverhampton will present a number of events, provocations and talks which will be available for all students, staff and the public to attend for FREE online. 

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Family Planning: The Lived Experience Through Art

We are delighted to be hosting an art exhibition as part of a research project investigating the lived experience of family planning for women living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and their partners. This event is an opportunity to visit the exhibition and meet some of the participants in the research and the artists who have made compelling work. 

Our project explored experiences through the different phases of the reproductive journey; preparing to start a family; being pregnant;  after having a child; also, for women who do not want to have children. Researchers worked to take those insights and findings and use them in a way to support other women living with IBD (and their partners) and the healthcare professionals who provide the support and guidance.

The research team recruited 4 artists: Sorrel Milne (animator); Jessica Butcher (illustrator); Rae Francis (graphic designer); and Paul Stringer (documentary filmmaker). The artists were provided with IBD information from the healthcare professionals, the anonymised transcripts of the women interviewed and guidance from C&CUK  to form their artistic concepts and final interpretations.  3 of the artists have created engaging pieces of work based on their interpretation of academic research data. The documentary maker has captured the whole project, this being the initial aims of the research and particularly the thought processes of the artists and how they "see/ saw" the stories of the women and their partners.

The exhibition will take place in the Harrison Library, MD Building. 


Creative Futures

The Careers Team have been working together with the School of Art and ArtsFest to create a brand new series of online Creative Futures Careers Talks. The talks are led by professionals working in the creative industries, many of them are our graduates. They will share their career journeys so far, the challenges they have faced and how they made it happen. We will get the chance to hear from people from a wide range of backgrounds, from self-employed designers/ artists to those working in large organisations. There will also be a Q&A which is a great opportunity to have any queries answered by those working in the field.

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British Art Show 9

22 January - 10 April 2022

 British Art Show 9, Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

We are delighted to announce that the Wolverhampton School of Art has been selected as one of the venues for the 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 January 2022.

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Recorded Events


Degree Shows

Each year the University of Wolverhampton celebrates the accomplishments of our Undergraduate and Postgraduate students with a degree show of their work. Our undergraduate and postgraduate shows form a cultural highlight of each academic year. As well as providing the perfect stage to showcase their achievements, they are an opportunity for graduating students to meet with potential employers and gain invaluable experience of exhibiting their work. Providing them with the perfect planform to springboard their careers as artists and designers.

Degree Show 2021

Degree Show 2021, Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

We are delighted to announce our end of year graduate showcase highlighting the work of our final year students in Art, Design and Screen based subjects.

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MA Show 2021

MA Show 2021

It is a great pleasure that we are once again partnering with Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the New Art Gallery Walsall in hosting our MA Degree Shows. 

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 Artsfest, Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton
Artsfest 2021

This year marks the seventh year of Artsfest hosted by the university. Traditionally we join with cultural venues across the region to programme a variety of events including live performances, workshops, theatre shows, music, poetry, art exhibitions, and lots more to get involved with. 

We invite an eclectic range of new and established artists both locally and further afield, to use Artsfest as a platform to enhance their careers. This is something that we are proud to support and will endeavour to do in the future, using Artsfest as a vehicle to continue to bring you the very best this region has to offer.

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Black History Month 2020, Wolverhampton School of Art, University of Wolverhampton

We are embracing Black History Month beyond the confines of a single month. Our intention is for Black History Month to transcend seasonality and 'tokenism’ so that the original initiative itself is eventually no longer required.

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Disability History Month

UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled people's struggle for equality and human rights.

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LGBT+ History Month, Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

LGBT+ History Month is a month-long annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans,
and non-binary history, including the history of LGBT+ rights and
related civil rights movements.

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