The New Art Gallery Walsall is a world-class building, which opened in February 2000 to national acclaim. Architects Peter St John and Adam Caruso, who were selected following an open international competition, designed the building, which went on to be nominated for the RIBA Stirling Prize.The inside of the Gallery consists of six interconnected floors, each with their own character and function. It was designed as an inspirational piece of architecture; the intention was to create ‘a big house’ to be explored and discovered by visitors as they moved between floors.
An intimate setting was created for the Collections Galleries on Floors 1 and 2. Home to the Garman Ryan Collection these floors create an inviting space, divided into domestic scale rooms to be investigated thematically.