Simon J Harris in NAWM Exhibition

Sarah Wiseman Gallery
Feb 17, 2018 2:14PM

Emerging artist Simon J Harris has two works selected for the New Arts West Midlands exhibition 2018 at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Simon J Harris with 'International Favourite Filter' New Art West Midlands 2018 Birmingham Museum & Gallery, painting on loan from a private collection

Simon J Harris has had two paintings ‘International Favourite Filter’ and ‘The Little Street’ selected to be exhibited at the prestigious New Art West Midlands 2018, which opened on 15th February at the Birmingham Museum and Gallery. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight recent graduate talent from the region; the paintings selected were from Simon J Harris’ PhD exhibition.

28 artists overall have been selected for the exhibition, which takes place at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry and Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent in February to May 2018.

Simon J Harris
International Favourite Filter, 2016
Sarah Wiseman Gallery
Simon J Harris
The Little Street, 2011
Sarah Wiseman Gallery

The three selectors of the 2018 edition were Patricia Fleming (Director, Patricia Fleming Projects, Glasgow), Sinead McCarthy (Curator, Liverpool Biennial) and Ingrid Pollard (artist and photographer, London).

Rachel Bradley, Project Organiser of the annual exhibition said: ‘The selection panel members are very impressed year on year at the diversity and quality of the artists’ work they are able to choose and showcase in the New Art West Midlands exhibitions. The project has now seen 176 artists pass through this early career professional development experience which has made an invaluable contribution to the development of the West Midlands’ visual arts scene over the past six years. It also gives audiences an opportunity to see new work by a new generation of artists.’

New Art West Midlands Exhibition 2018 is led by Birmingham Museums Trust with support from participating host venues. It is funded by Arts Council England alongside Birmingham City University, Coventry University, Hereford College of Arts, Staffordshire University, University of Wolverhampton and University of Worcester.

'International Favourite Filter' Installation View

New Art West Midlands 2018 Exhibiting Artists

'The Little Street' Installation View

Sarah Wiseman Gallery