Author Archives: Paul

The Black Rainbow opening Friday 1st July

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The Showcase Gallery

The Works Jubilee Trades Centre, ground floor 130 Pershore Street B5 6ND

Public evening viewing Friday 1st July 5 – 8 pm

Also open by appointment until July 22nd

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An exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Paul Newman, including ongoing series ‘Frank’s Progress’ incorporating elements from historical English landscape painting, Modernism and Gothic horror.

Contemporary British Painting

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I’ve been invited to become a member of  the Contemporary British Painting Group. I’m delighted and look forward to working with the group in the future. My page is here

‘Established in 2013 by Robert Priseman in partnership with Simon Carter, Contemporary British Painting seeks to explore and promote current trends in British painting through group exhibitions, talks, publications, an art prize and the donation of paintings to art museums.’


Stage – the publication

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stage book

Stage the exhibition at mac is drawing to a close at mac birmingham, but  Stage will live on! the book is available from mac shop and also from Cornerhouse publications. The exhibition itself closes on Sun 22nd Nov.

Contemporary British Drawing in China

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I have a series of 6 drawings featuring in Contemporary British Drawing in China, at the X’ian Academy of Fine Arts along with works by Rosie Wylie, Lucian Freud & David  Hockney. Curated by Xing Zhang and Marco Cali.

Salon 2015 New Art West Midlands

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The Last Day and Mirror Man (above) will be on show and on sale as limited edition C-type photographs at Salon 2015, New Art West Midlands at the Waterhall Gallery in Birmingham November 13 until Dec 23 2015

The SALON exhibition at The Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Edmund Street offers over 100 works of contemporary art for sale by 80 artists from the West Midlands and beyond between 13 November to 23 December 2015.  Works include paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, book and film.

Stage installation at mac birmingham

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Installation views of Stage @ mac birmingham. Photos 4 – 8 by Julia Nottingham. Open until 22nd November Arena Gallery 9 am – 9pm

‘Zero Hours at Selfridges

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‘Zero Hours’ Live performance with David Miller @ Selfridges Friday 2nd Oct. Part of  ‘7 Dissorderly Dramas ‘ curated by Mona Casey & Sonya Russell Saunders as ‘Article off-site‘ for Live & Loud week by Beth Derbyshire for Birmingham City University

Desperate measures, preparation for forthcoming ‘Stage’ exhibition at mac birmingham

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Coming at the end of September Stage @ mac birmingham Some work in progress

coming soon Stage @ mac birmingham

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Stage 2e

Paul Newman


From the bric-a-brac of the artist’s studio and its histories of creative processes to the spotlight of the public exhibition space, Paul Newman investigates the potential of both territories. As an installation in response to the Arena Gallery, ‘Stage’ transports elements from his studio and includes work looking backwards and forwards as characters and motifs from a 10 year period re-emerge.

Through an expansive practice of drawing, painting, performance and installation, Paul explores the idea of an internal landscape with occasional references to historical paintings sourced from artists’ postcards.

Image: The Last Day – courtesy the Artist.

supported using public funding by Arts Council England


Gothic in Birmingham

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Invitation to Gothic 72dpi

Gothic Library of Birmingham Exhibition Launch | April 8 | 6pm – 8pm | Highlight Space, Level 3.                    Until 2nd May

Please join us for the exhibition launch event, kick starting a three week takeover of the Library of Birmingham, culminating in a day of Gothic related talks on May 2, 2015 from across BCU’s Art, Design, Media and English faculties. The event promises to be a fascinating and contemporary look at all things macabre and is a great opportunity to meet some of the artists and speakers.

Exhibiting artists include:

Jivan Astfalck, Sally Bailey, Rachel Colley, Alessandro Columbano, Gregory Dunn, Jodie Drinkwater, Joanna Fursman, Anneka French, Bruno Grilo, Ole Hagen, Hannah Honeywill, Shelley Hughes, Sevven Kucuk, Jo Longhurst, Amy Lunn, Paul Newman, Wendi Ann Titmus, Cathy Wade, Grace A Williams and Rafal Zar.

Event lead: Dr Serena Trowbridge, School of English

Curator: Grace A Williams, School of Art

With thanks to Bex Price, School of English