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John Hampton at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

An exhibition of vibrant works by Wolverhampton artist John Hampton (1934-2012) is now showing at Wolverhampton Art Gallery till the 13th of July.

Untitled by John Hampton. Copyright Artist's Estate.

Untitled, John Hampton

Educated and trained in Bilston, Wolverhampton and Birmingham, John was a dynamic character and had an inquisitive approach to his artwork. His career spanned over five decades, during which he became Head of Art at Bilston Community College. A studio holder at Eagle Works, he was an active member of the group.

Untitled, John Hampton

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J. L. Greenway Freedom Casket Launch

In 1937 James Luther Greenway, a leading Bilston industrialist, was granted the Freedom of the Borough of Bilston in recognition of his investment in the town. To mark the occasion he was presented with a ceremonial casket decorated with enamels.

In 2012 the museums, galleries and archives of Wolverhampton (WAVE) was able to acquire this important object for display at Bilston Craft Gallery thanks to the generous support of the Friends of Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Black Country Memories Club and Bilston Historical Society.

The Casket

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Bags: The Craft of the Carrying Companion

Everyone who loves bags has got to see this exhibition at the Bilston Craft Gallery which is running until the 9th of March. I personally love bags- I know that seems a typical female thing to say, but I can also say I hate shoes and I especially hate shoe shopping. It drives me nuts! So, I’m not too atypical I hope!

Anyhoo, Bilston Craft Gallery, if you didn’t already know, is part of the museums, galleries and archives of Wolverhampton. The gallery focuses on showcasing contemporary craft exhibitions and displays of historic items created by skilled makers.

“Bilston Craft Gallery’s lively programme of changing exhibitions features the best of contemporary ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, metal, woodwork and more….Explore 300 years of craft through fine historic examples of applied arts produced in the Black Country in our Craftsense gallery, including the famous Bilston enamels. Compare and contrast these with exciting new works by some of the UK’s leading contemporary craft makers – many of which you can touch!”

Bilston Craft Gallery

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Repair- an exhibition by Sarah Goudie

On my various visits over the past few days, I was lucky enough to catch the ‘Repair’ exhibition by the artist Sarah Goudie held within the Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Within the show were sculptures and drawings, all beautiful and all eye-catching.

Sarah Goudie (born in 1971) has studied at both the Chelsea School of Art 1996-1997 and the Wimbledon School of Art 1997-2000. The title of the exhibition originates from her drawing ‘Repair.’

Repair by Sarah GoudieRepair, pencil on paper 2010,  33x27cm

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