Assembly is an exhibition programme that platforms emerging visual arts practitioners and collectives in the region. The programme is a yearly opportunity initiated as part of our artist development programme BCN, with artists selected through open call and receiving a production budget for new work. All mediums / ranges of practices welcome; including visual, sound, moving image, ceramics, and small installations, as well as performances that engage with the space or proposals for small interventions.

Assembly 2023

13 – 26 July, 2023

The Wolverhampton School of Art

Opening event: 13 July 2023, 5.30-8pm, with performance by Neoliberalizard.

This first exhibition of the programme contained works that responded to the wider Black Country, with its multiplicity of voices and communities and stories of migration. Artistic practice as a means of exploring our sense of place, the meaning of home, and the many identities that coexist within us.

Artists: Daya Bhatti, Susan Brisco, Thomas Jack Brown, Sukhjeven Chumber, Amelia Hawk, Shannel James, Neoliberalizard, Chantal Pitts, Isobel Scarsbrook, Natasha Stoianovska.

Exhibition poster design by The Swift Design.

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Nest of the Matriarchs, Chantal Pitts