New Art Gallery

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The artist

Tom Davis

This hippo was created by Tom Davis, visual artist and illustrator born in Walsall in 1993.

The location

The New Art Gallery Walsall presents, collects and interprets historic, modern and contemporary art in innovative and challenging ways, welcoming visitors from all over the globe as well as its immediate locality. It aims to increase the understanding and enjoyment of arts and culture through its dynamic exhibition, education and events programme.

The Collections Galleries on Floors 1 and 2 present works from our extensive art collections. The Galleries were specifically designed to house The Garman Ryan Collection, gifted to the people of Walsall by Lady Kathleen Garman, widow of Sir Jacob Epstein, and her friend, Sally Ryan. With a strong family focus, the Collection includes both European and non-European works and includes paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints by artists such as Picasso, Braque, Gericault and Delacroix. The Collections Galleries are also home to our Archive Room, specially designed by artist Bob and Roberta Smith.

Looking to the future, the Gallery’s learning and engagement programme will continue to be relevant to and representative of the diverse local communities and wider audiences. We will work with local creatives and organisations during an exciting period of town centre development, with the collective aim of encouraging residents into Walsall to celebrate the rich arts and culture the town has to offer.

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