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 Month; LGBT+ 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
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.
Booking link: https://ceramiccommons.eventbrite.co.uk
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.
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.
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.
British Art Show 9
22 January - 10 April 2022
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.
Creative Futures - Naomi Jacques Glass Artist
HoPIN Webinar - Illustrating Industry
Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man at Seventy
South Asian Representation in Musical Theatre
Cultural Appropriation in Film, Music and Fashion Creative Industries
Creative Futures - David Longworth Exploring Careers at the BBC
Black Representation in Musical Theatre
East Asian Representation in the Broadway Musical Allegiance
Creative Futures: Jason Fernandes, 3D Designer & 3D Design Lecturer
Creative Futures - Lynsey Harris Designer Maker
Trans and Non-Binary Representation in Musical Theatre with Andi Lee Carter
The Top Secret Poetry Notebook of Willis the Poet
HoPIN Webinar: Chapbook Illustration
Tue 17th Aug 7pm: The Festival of Britain and Walsall
Opened by Herb: Wolverhampton’s Festival Market Hall
The Festival of Britain in the Black Country
Yam Cams Book Launch: Picturing The Black Country
HoPIN Webinar: Contrasts in Print
The Festival of Britain: Black Country Traces
Masters in Conversation: Artist Robert Luzar
Masters in Conversation: Artist Cathy Wade
Intellectual Property and the Music Industry: Mapping the Maze
Bilston Enamels: Talk and Q&A
Fashion, Textiles and Intellectual Property: Patchworks, Quilts or Veils?
What’s in a Name: Trade Marks and Brands - Workshop
Your Future - Fashion and Textile Careers
HoPIN Webinar: The Rise of Photographic Illustration 1839-80
Yam Cams: Photography in the Black Country
Blown Away Winner Elliot Walker Demonstrates Hot Glass at the University of Wolverhampton
HoPIN Webinar: Illustrated Print for Industry and Commerce
‘Can I use this image?' The ABCs of UK Copyright Law
International Women's Day: The Representation for Female Artists in Britain
Express & Star Photo Archive Talk & Q&A
Illustrator and writer Edward Gorey: Talk by Dr Louise Fenton
HoPIN Webinar: Woodcuts and Wood Engraving (History of the Printed Image Network)
In Conversation - Charlie Swinbourne
Inspiration or Imitation? Copyright and Moral Rights in Artistic Works
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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We offer a number of undergaraduate and postgraduate courses, covering a variety of subjects in Art, Design and Media
- BA (Hons) Animation
- BA (Hons) Computer Games Design
- BA (Hons) Fashion
- BA (Hons) Film and Television Production
- BA (Hons) Fine Art
- BDes (Hons) Furniture Design
- BA (Hons) Glass and Ceramics
- BA (Hons) Graphic Design.
- BA (Hons) Illustration
- BDes (Hons) Interior Design
- BA (Hons) Media
- BA (Hons) Media, Film and Television Studies
- BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism
- BA (Hons) Photography
- BDes (Hons) Product Design
- BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Pattern
Design and Applied Arts
- MA Design and Applied Arts
- MA Design and Applied Arts (Ceramics)
- MA Design and Applied Arts (Fashion)
- MA Design and Applied Arts (Glass)
- MA Design and Applied Arts (Interior Design)
- MA Design and Applied Arts (Textiles)
Digital and Visual Communications
- MA Digital and Visual Communications (Animation)
- MA Digital and Visual Communications (Computer Games Design)
- MA Digital and Visual Communications (Design for Advertising)
- MA Digital and Visual Communications (Graphic Communication)
- MA Digital and Visual Communications (Illustration)
- MA Digital and Visual Communications (Multimedia Design)
- MA Digital and Visual Communications (Photography)