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20:20 Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art

Gallery Square, WALSALL, West Midlands, WS2 8LG
Grazia Toderi, Orbite Rosso, 2009, installation at The New Art Gallery Walsall. Presented by the Art Fund under Art Fund International for joint owner


The New Art Gallery celebrates its 20th birthday on the 20th February 2020.

To mark this special occasion, we are bringing together works of contemporary art collected over the last 20 years, many from artists who have featured in our exhibitions programme. Works span a wide range of media and scale. We have selected both international artists as well as those closer to home and from across the country. Themes explored include the changing urban landscape, the Black Country, the impact of globalisation and people and places. We also acknowledge significant gifts and schemes which have enriched the collections, such as the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme and Art Fund International as well as the Clive Beardsmore Gift, a collection of 200 modern and contemporary works generously donated to the Gallery in 2014. Participating artists include Mohamed Bourouissa, Lee Bul, Ruth Claxton, Martin Creed, Rita Donagh, Brian Griffin, Romuald Hazoumé, Mahtab Hussain, Andrew Jackson, Martin Parr, Mark Power, Juneau Projects, Hew Locke, David Shrigley, Dayanita Singh, Soheila Sokhanvari ,Andrew Tift, Grazia Toderi and Stuart Whipps.


The exhibition extends from Floor 3 across the building.



Thursday 20 February, 6-9pm

Join us for the opening of the new exhibition.

All welcome.




Arty Party!

Saturday 22 February, 11am-4pm

Join us for an Arty Party!

There will be fun for all the family including music, workshops, games and of course birthday cake.

Free, all welcome.


Exhibition tours

Join co-curators of the 20:20 show; Head of Exhibitions, Deborah Robinson, and, Exhibitions Coordinator, Hannah Anderson for FREE tours of the exhibition.

Thursday 9th April 2020, 2pm

Saturday 6th June, 2pm

FREE! No need to book, just drop in.


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Opening Times

21 Feb 2020 - 14 June 2020

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