The University of Wolverhampton is collaborating with British Art Show 9 (BAS9) and the Paul Mellon Centre on a performance and in-conversation event being held on Friday 1 April.

The Difference and Togetherness: Art and Britishness in Wolverhampton event will celebrate BAS9 coming to Wolverhampton for the first time as part of the major touring exhibition held every five years by Hayward Gallery Touring. 

Based in London’s Bedford Square, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art is an educational charity and research institute that champions new ways of understanding British art history and culture. 

The event brings together artists, poets, historians and writers to share perspectives and proposals around contested histories, connectivity and community. BAS9 in Wolverhampton looks at how we live with and give voice to difference, featuring artists that explore identify, looking at how it is negotiated and the factors that construct it, such as class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and politics. 

The University of Wolverhampton School of Art will be hosting the in-conversation panel discussion which includes BAS9 artists, Gaika Tavares and Romalyn Ante, Gemma Commane and Rajinder Dudrah, from Birmingham City University and BAS9 Curator, Hammad Nasar.  The event is free and starts at 5.00 pm until 6.00 pm followed by a drinks’ reception at the School of Art. BAS9 is running in Wolverhampton at the School of Art and Wolverhampton Art Gallery until 10 April 2022. 

Anyone looking to study at the University of Wolverhampton should register for one of our forthcoming Open Days.