As part of the Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art, Class Room will be exhibiting recent paintings by James Faure Walker (born London 1948). He studied at St Martins (1966-70) and the Royal College of Art (1970-1972), and has exhibited widely at home and overseas.
Noted for its lyricism and exuberant colour, Faure Walker’s work has integrated computer graphics with painting since the 1980s. In 1998 won the ‘Golden Plotter’ prize at Computerkunst in Gladbeck, Germany. His 2006 book ‘Painting the Digital River: How an Artist Learned to Love the Computer’, won a New England Book Show Award. His work was included in ‘Digital Pioneers’ in 2009 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In 2013 he won the Royal Watercolour Society Award.
Open daily (excluding Mondays and Sundays). 11am – 6pm.
16 Lower Holyhead Rd
We opened on the 10th of December 2016, the gallery and project space aims to be approachable and showcase contemporary artists from the West Midlands alongside work by some of the leading artists from Britain today.
The gallery is co-located with Holyhead Studios only a short walk away from the main city centre. We are located in a Victorian Quaker's meeting hall, in the mid-1970s the basement was used as a music workshop that provided a crucially important space for the development of early 2-Tone music. The building has had a number of different activities since ceasing being a meeting hall, it has been a youth club, boxing club, swing dance club and policemans social club. The room that this gallery & project space occupies was originally designated as a classroom for women.