Exhibition

Alex Bird presents F R O N T L I N E

4 Jun 2021 – 26 Jun 2021

Regular hours

Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Special hours

25-Jun-2021
19:00 – 21:00
26-Jun-2021
11:00 – 16:00

Free admission

Asylum Art Gallery

Wolverhampton
West Midlands, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 3/4/10/1 from main bus station
  • Wolverhampton station and a 10-15 minute walk to chapel Ash or Number 3/4/10/1 from the main Bus station

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This exhibition presents the portraits created by Alex Bird, during the coronavirus pandemic. His work is a celebration and recognition of all the hard work that key workers have done throughout 2020. Each portrait is a documentation of a moment in time for the selected key workers.

About

| Artist statement |

This exhibition presents the portraits created by Alex Bird, during the coronavirus pandemic. His work is a celebration and recognition of all the hard work that key workers have done throughout 2020. Each portrait is a documentation of a moment in time for the selected key workers. Alex always wants to deliver a raw, honest perspective about his subject models, drawing them as he sees them, often through hyper-realism.

To be on the 'Frontline' is to be the line of soliders closest to the enemy, often sent out first when war is raging and least likely to come back home. The title of the exhibition reminds us of the sacrifice key workers make in times of crisis by continuing their jobs regardless of the risk involved. It also provokes questions around what support networks are being provided to those who are working in the most active and necessary positions on behalf of others.

Alex will also be presenting live streams of new portraits throughout the exhibition program including key worker interviews. 

Alex Bird is a West Midlands based artist who works with Graphite and Charcoal to build multiple layers which eventually form into emotive realistic portraits. After studying at Margaret Street School of Art and achieving a BA and MA in Fine Art, Alex is now a studio holder at Asylum Art Gallery and Studios in Wolverhampton. He has spent the last year focused on refining his drawing skills and is now looking to enter more group exhibitions and portrait awards

Frontline gallery residency 

Residency in the gallery | 4th June - 24th June

Visit by appointment to see the artist working in situ. To arrange a viewing during the residency by contacting the artist on : ​

Email: alexbirdartworks@gmail.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/alexbird_drawings

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ABirdArtist

Public Showcase:

25th June | 7 pm-9 pm

26th June | 11 am - 4 pm

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