Striking new painting by Claudette Johnson acquired for Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
Johnson was a key member of the The Blk Art Group, a West Midlands-based collective that sought to empower black artists, as well as encouraging young white artists to be more socially relevant in their practice.
The CAS acquires a self portrait by Gillian Wearing for Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, capturing the artist’s state of mind in lockdown
Oil painting is a departure from her usual practice of documentary films and photographs that explore the expression of identity in public and personal spaces.
Friday Dispatch – ‘BEUYS OPEN SOURCE’ at Belmacz, London
As Beuys symbolised a generation’s hope for a different society, the artists in the exhibition stand for a renewal of the power structures in society, and a call to rethink the art world they operate in.