It’s all happening in Wolverhampton, with some excellent visual arts exhibitions opening and more to come later in the year. Not only do we have the Robert Haines’ show opening on 20th March, but there are two other important shows opening there in March.

The large survey exhibition Passage to India which opens in Wolverhampton on 15th March 08, at Initial Access. The show profiles the pick of contemporary Indian art. For the past two years art collector Frank Cohen has been meeting with, researching, and buying the work of the best Indian artists, and this show is the result.

There’s now an excellent video preview tour available (Quicktime, 22mb) available. All large galleries should be presenting their shows online like this. The videos are made for each show by Minky Productions (Lucia Helenka).

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Also at Wolverhampton, from March 13th onwards, is Frank Bowling‘s show Big Paintings. This is a retrospective of this well-known abstract painter, taking place at the University of Wolverhampton Gallery (3rd floor of the Millennium City Building, no website)…

“It features works of up to 12ft wide and reflects his fascination with colour, composition and scale. Frank Bowling will be launching the exhibition with an exclusive ‘Conversation with the Artist’ session (13th Mar, Room MC001, 4.30pm) explaining the inspiration behind his work.”

by Frank Bowling