barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


New Work by Recent Local Graduates

New Art West Midlands is a brand-new collaborative venture in partnership with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Grand Union, Birmingham, and funded by the Arts Council for England.

From a bicycle wrapped in wool, through poignant photography, to a witty and entertaining animation: the best critically-engaged work by recent graduates from the West Midlands’ university art schools is showcased at the Barber in this exciting, contemporary art exhibition. This award exhibition aims to help provide a crucial bridge for young artists between training and the first steps in a professional career.

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KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)

The Young Couple


Arent van Bolten (about 1573-1633)

Lamp in the form of a grotesque bird