Sima Gonsai at New Art Gallery Walsall

Artist and one of last years Platinum Alumni Sima Gonsai is now Artist in Residence at The New Art Gallery Walsall!

“This spring, Birmingham-based film maker and ‘cyclist explorer’ Sima Gonsai will be exploring all corners of the Walsall borough on her bike. By following the routes and directions suggested by local residents, Sima will create an alternative map of the town based on personal stories, collective memories and local folklore.

Sima will be using the Artists’ Studio at The New Art Gallery Walsall as a base to recharge, fix any punctures and write up all the stories gathered.”

Last year Cycle Dialogues was part of the Fierce! Festival programme and you can see Sima talk about Cycle Dialogues on FierceTV. Sima follows in fellow Platinum artists Feng-Ru Lee or Milee the Sheep who took up residency last August.

Sima will be Artist in Residence until 10th May 2009 and will be holding Open Studio Event on Thursday 30th April, 2- 4pm – ALL Welcome!

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