British Art Show 9
22 January - 10 April 2022
BAS9 is recognised as the most important and ambitious recurrent exhibition of contemporary art produced in the UK. Taking place every five years it brings the work of artists defining new directions in contemporary art to four UK cities. This is the first time Wolverhampton has been chosen to host the show.
Over 40 artists will be exhibiting in Wolverhampton selected by independent curators: Irene Aristizábal and Hammad Nasar. Our curators met 230 artists in 23 cities before making their final selection.
The exhibition includes film, photography, painting, sculpture, and performance, as well as multimedia projects that don’t sit easily in any one category.
Sin Wai Kin, A Dream of Wholeness in Parts (still), 2021 © the artist. Courtesy the artist, Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei and Soft Opening, London. Produced by Chi-Wen Productions.
Wolverhampton School of Art
George Wallis Building (MK)
Entry to the exhibitions is FREE and it is open every day until 10th April
Monday to Saturday: 10:30am - 4:30pm | Sunday: 11am - 4pm
To contact the BAS9 team working in the School of Art please call: 07811 522657
Members of the public are free to enter at any time during the show's opening hours. We advise College and University Groups to book to get the fullest experience of the show.
Under 16 groups (schools, social clubs, etc) must book in advance or they will not be able to access to exhibit at the School of Art due to health and safety policy.
Any groups wishing to book please contact James Adamson at James.Adamson@wlv.ac.uk
We are thrilled to be hosting the second leg of British Art Show 9 in Wolverhampton. We are looking forward to welcoming many visitors to the iconic Wolverhampton School of Art.
The prestigious exhibition will generate enormous benefits for the region, not just for the local economy, but for its contribution to the local art community and creative industries across the West Midlands.
We hope the extraordinary range and variety of outstanding work in BAS9 will give everyone who lives and visits Wolverhampton an opportunity to engage with the most exciting contemporary art being produced in the UK today.
We are thrilled to present the second iteration of BAS9 in Wolverhampton, where we focus on an intersectional approach to living with difference.