FOUR art graduates from the University of Worcester have been chosen to showcase their work in a prestigious exhibition.
Jakki Carey, Amber Whittaker and artist-duo Harry Carron and Chris Jackson, known as ‘Sister’, were selected to be part of New Art West Midlands 2016 by a panel of leading figures in the art world.
The exhibition will take place across four major galleries including mac Birmingham, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the Herbert Gallery & Museum in Coventry.
Opening in stages through spring 2016, visitors at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery can expect a mixture of painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation, in what is a unique opportunity to see the latest developments in contemporary art.
Among the artists chosen, Amber Whittaker will show art that explores the idea of being socially disembodied through surreal and hyperreal paintings.
Artist-duo Sister (Harry Carron and Chris Jackson) will show a film shot in Worcester and Birmingham, influenced by recent historical and political events and Malvern resident Jakki Carey was selected for her video work, Ís, which captures a glacial lake in Iceland in what appears to be a direct warning from nature about climate change.
Wendy Law, Director of Turning Point West Midlands, said: “It is exciting to see just how much New Art West Midlands has grown over the last four years and to be working again with our partners. There is a diverse range of talent and work coming out of our art schools and universities in the West Midlands.
“New Art West Midlands provides an important opportunity at a crucial point in the careers of these artists, enabling them to have their work displayed in highly respected galleries and to be seen and enjoyed by a wide public.”
Visit www.newartwm.org for dates and locations of the exhibition and a full list of artists selected to be part of New Art West Midlands 2016.