To coincide with the 60th anniversary year of Jacob Epstein’s death, in 2019 New Art Gallery Walsall are celebrating sculpture in all forms throughout their Collections programme.
I’ve been working closely with the Collections Curator, Julie Brown, on identity design, exhibition design, print and digital work for Sculpture in Focus. Julie has created a sculpture trail which highlights 10 key works in the NAGW collections; the Permanent collection, and the Garman Ryan Collection (set up by two power women - Kathleen Garman and Sally Ryan ). The collections at NAGW are laid out in 10 rooms thematically: Kathleen Garman wanted to show unexpected links and comparisons across the works from different cultures and centuries.
As part of the year-round celebration for Sculpture in Focus, in addition to the trail, there will be temporary exhibitions including The British Museum spotlight loan Rodin: rethinking the fragment and the first major solo exhibition of London-based artist Daniel Silver, supported by the Henry Moore Foundation. I’ve created the marketing graphics for these too - and I’m really happy with how they turned out within the overall Sculpture in Focus identity.
The Season Launch of the Sculpture programme is on Thursday 7 February, 6-8pm. Sarah Taylor Silverwood (part of the Women Power Protest zine I wrote about in my last post) has a solo show (4th floor), opening same night.