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Whitewall Galleries: Snow Hill

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by Tammy Facey (subscribe)
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Published August 20th 2013
Stop and stare
Whitewall Galleries are dotted all over Birmingham, but the new gallery at Snow Hill has been injecting a splash of much needed culture into the daily commute to and from the city.

Situated outside Snow Hill train station, next to Costa Coffee, the new gallery sells a number of classic but select artist works. They pride themselves on sourcing fine works of art, but each piece of art in each gallery is site-exclusive. I like that you can only buy one piece of art in a certain gallery, but they will deliver a piece from Brindley Place to Snow Hill, if it is more convenient for you.

Whitewall Gallery at Snow Hill works so well because it's compact and yet seems to have the characteristics of a larger space. It's bright, airy, and is there is plenty of floor space to wander around in. I popped in recently, and much to my delight I wasn't hassled by the receptionist. I just had a wander, a ponder, and left feeling that bit more cultured.

If you are interested in knowing more about the artists, however, the staff are on hand to help, and the gallery often has guides in when a new work of art is featured.

Whitewall Galleries in general have a classic, sleek quality but also select quirky pieces that set them apart from other galleries. They do sell some great pieces of art, bit. Specifically, they stock Doug Hyde artists' works, which is apparently 'the most popular living artist'.

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Meet the artist

Doug Hyde is the celebrated artist, and on the 19th of September you will be able meet him in person, and explore his new works, which will be exhibited in the gallery.

I for one, aren't a fan of Hyde's work, it is too simplistic for my liking. Whether you prefer the complex or less-detailed works of art, Whitewall champions the artists of our time, and as you jump off the train, or tram you might just find the canvas in the window hits your sweet spot.
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When: Monday - Saturday - 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday - 11:00am-5:00pm, Doug Hyde Exhibtion: 6pm - 9pm
Phone: 0121 200 3328
Where: Snow Hill Gallery
Cost: Free
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