About British Art Show 9
British Art Show 9 is acknowledged as one of the most important recurrent touring exhibitions of contemporary art produced in this country and is unrivalled in its scope and national reach.
Over 35 contemporary artists will be exhibiting their work at the University of Wolverhampton School of Art and Wolverhampton Art gallery between January 22nd and April 10th 2022. The exhibition will include a vast range of contemporary artforms including sculpture, painting, installation, drawing, photography, film, video and performance. A number of unique artworks will also be created especially for Wolverhampton linked to the areas heritage and creative industries.
The overarching themes for BAS9 are:
Tactics for togetherness
Imagining new futures
Healing, care and reparative history.
Wolverhampton’s focus theme is:
How we live with and give voice to difference.
The Inspired by British Art Show 9 Arts Connect Learning Programme
The inspired by British Art Show 9 Arts Connect Learning Programme is a collaboration between the University of Wolverhampton, Arts Connect, local teachers, young people and artists who are working together to create dynamic contemporary arts programs in schools across the West Midlands. The BAS9 inspired learning programme has been developed to engage young people, inspire teachers and build upon an already vibrant arts community. There are currently over 2500 young people and 40 schools and colleges exploring BAS9 and contemporary art through the learning program.
Click below to find out about some of the activities taking place with young people, teachers and artists across the West Midlands. Contact Becky Thompson (Learning Programme Lead) to find out how you and your students can get involved.
Join the online BAS9 community with the Twitter account for Arts Connect – @ArtsConnectWM, Twitter account for the University of Wolverhampton School of Art – @wlv_soa, and Twitter account for Hayward Gallery Touring – @haywardgallerytouring