This year marks the eighth year of ArtsFest hosted by the university. Traditionally we join with cultural venues across the region to programme a variety of events including live performances, workshops, theatre shows, music, poetry, art exhibitions, and lots more to get involved with.
Each year we invite an eclectic range of new and established artists both locally and further afield, to use ArtsFest as a platform to enhance their careers. This is something that we are proud to support and will endeavour to do in the future, using Artsfest as a vehicle to continue to bring you the very best this region has to offer.
Exciting things are happening this year! From the 22 Jan – 10th April the Wolverhampton School of Art and Wolverhampton Art gallery will be hosting the touring British Art Show 9. It is a real coup for the region and a fantastic opportunity to see some contemporary art up close and personal. As well as the exhibition there will be lots of activities and events to get involved in. Keep up to date with the latest information via our social media https://www.instagram.com/wlv_soa/ or web page https://www.wlv.ac.uk/bas9
Later in the year we are hoping to return with our traditional ArtsFest programme of onsite events but in the meantime we will continue to bring art to you through ArtsFest Online, a permanent programme of virtual talks which runs throughout the year. Please keep checking our website for updates or follow us on Instagram www.instagram.com/wlvartsfest
You can also catch up with any talks you may have missed by scrolling down to the 'Recorded Events' section of this page or go to the University of Wolverhampton YouTube channel where you will find lots of other creative and inspiring videos to watch >> UoW YouTube Channel
Faculty Public Engagement Coordinator
Creative Futures - Louise Morley, Fashion Business
Online Talk with Gabriel Solomons, Editor & Designer
Offsite 9 Talk - Artists Charlotte Dunn and Susan Brisco
Celebrating Regionality - In Conversation with Novelist Anthony Cartwright
HoPIN Webinar: Auto-Chrom and Auto-Lithography: Artists’ Printing Processes
Creative Futures: Steve Sharp, Head of Art and Design at Pegasus Academy
Creative Futures for International Women's Day: Aabidah Shah, Photographer
LGBT+ History Month - In conversation with Poet Andrew McMillan
Creative Futures: Kayleigh Ditchburn, Arts Therapist
Asian LGBTQ* Representation in Theatre
LGBTQ* Representation in 'High School' Musicals
Extending Senses - Designing Emotional Immersive Experiences with VR Haptics
Creative Futures: Will Morris and Amber Davies, Product Designers
Telling Queer Stories: Producing New Musical Theatre with LGBTQ* Characters
Finding Home: In Conversation with Artist Caroline Walker
HoPIN Webinar: Contrasts in Print
Degree Show 2022
10 June 2022
It is with great pleasure that we are announcing dates for Wolverhampton School of Arts Degree Show 2022: Onsite. We will be opening on the 10th June 5pm-8pm and we would really like to welcome you in person to celebrate the achievements of our students and staff over the last three years.
FEINART Lecture Series
The FEINART LECTURE SERIES will discuss the role, impact, and theoretical implications of socially engaged art. This series of public talks is organized by the Innovative Training Network FEINART (The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art) jointly led by the Universities of Wolverhampton (coordinator), Zeppelin University (direction of the training programme) University Iceland, and University of Edinburgh.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860306
We are embracing Black History Month beyond the confines of a single month. Our intention is for Black History Month to transcend seasonality and 'tokenism’ so that the original initiative itself is eventually no longer required.
ArtsFest is delighted to be associated with like-minded organisations including:Black Country Studies Centre, The Centre for Printing History and Culture and Bilston Art Project.
Black Country Studies Centre
Black Country Living Museum (BCLM) and the University of Wolverhampton have much more in common than geographical location. Both institutions strive to raise aspirations and educational attainment by engaging individuals, families and schools across the country, making learning accessible, informative and fun.
The Centre for Printing History and Culture
The Centre for Printing History and Culture (CPHC) is a joint initiative between Birmingham City University and the University of Birmingham and consists of researchers, heritage professionals and librarians. It seeks to encourage research into all aspects and periods of printing history and culture, including the machinery and equipment, the industry and its personnel, printing processes, and the design of printed products such as books, newspapers, journals, and ephemera. It is also interested in the impact that print has in the wider world, and therefore also covers the social, cultural, industrial and economic aspect of print culture.
The Centre for Printing History & Culture, Faculty of Art, Design & Media, Birmingham City University, Parkside Building, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham B4 7BD
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Bilston Art Project
Bilston based art, murals, workshops and online events delivered by local artists, graduates and alumni from the Wolverhampton School of Art supported by Wolverhampton County Council.