Turps Correspondence Course

After a highly successful year on Turps CC Angelina Davis will be continuing to study with Turps for a further year, and will be joined by Annette Pugh, who has been selected for this years cohort.

Turps Correspondence Course is an innovative programme of online mentoring facilitated through critical, supportive written reviews delivered by a dedicated mentor.


Contemporary British Painting 2

Following the success of ‘The Anomie Review of Contemporary British Painting’ in 2018, a second volume has been created to showcase solo exhibitions that have defined contemporary painting in Britain since the first volume, including ‘Suburb’, by our very own Graham Chorlton.

This stunning book, written by Matt Price, is well worth a look.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021, Firstsite, Colchester, 25 September 2021 – 28 November 2021

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 launches at Firstsite with 75 new and exciting artists. We are delighted that Angelina Davis is one of the selected artists.

The exhibition presents the work of emerging and early career artists from UK art schools and alternative peer-to-peer learning programmes. The works were selected by three internationally renowned artists Hew Locke, Tai Shani and Michelle Williams Gamaker.

For more information follow the link below

BNC21, Firstsite, Colchester | New Contemporaries

Bowing and Scraping, 2020, Oil on Canvas.

Mall Galleries Exhibition

Figurative Art Now

There’s still time to view works by Annette Pugh and Angela Maloney in Figurative Art Now, an exhibition that explores the breadth of representational painting, drawing, sculpture, and printmaking in the UK today.

Works were selected by an eminent panel of judges:

  • Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection
  • Andrew Gifford, Artist
  • Clare O’Brien, CEO Federation of British Artists
  • Barbara Walker, Artist
  • Jonathan Watkins, Director of the Ikon Gallery

Exhibition continues until 20th September 2021

Online Only

New studio holders

Birmingham Artspace welcomes two new painters to the studio. Jack Foster and James Birkin, both graduates from Coventry University MA painting course, have become our most recent members and we are looking forward to their contribution to the studio dynamic.

Jack Foster, ‘Stilgrenzen’, acrylic and oil on canvas, 2019

IKON FOR ARTISTS 17 May — 31 May 2021

Book Tickets

Download List of Works

We are pleased to announce that Ruth Spencer, Angela Maloney, Annette Pugh, Sadie Christian, Carey Hendron and Angelina May Davis will all be showing works for sale in Ikon For Artists.

Ikon Gallery in Birmingham reopens after lockdown*, devoting its galleries to an exhibition of work by over 250 Birmingham artists. Formed in response to Covid-19, Ikon for Artists aims to support local artists whose income has been impacted by the pandemic.

1 Oozells Square Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS 

Opening times:
Monday – Friday, 11am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm
Bank Holiday Monday, 11am – 6pm

Free entry, donations welcome.

New Art Gallery Walsall Collection

‘Birds’, by Ruth Spencer has been purchased for the New Art Gallery Walsall Collection.

The work is a response to the democracy protests in Hong Kong and protests in general and will form part of a series of works by Midlands artists, chosen by the gallery for their new capsule collection, Twenty Twenty, representing significant events of the past twelve months.

Hinterland 3

‘Hinterland 3’ is part of an on-going Birmingham Artspace project, investigating the connections between the working practices and ideas of studio holders.
This group exhibition considers borders between place and time, past and present.