aa-rt is a “new art and contemporary craft show” taking place in the Custard Factory on the weekend of the 24-25th March with a private view on the 23rd.

If you are looking for an original piece of artwork, a unique wedding gift or a specially commissioned present, aa-rt ’07 will have it all. The disciplines being represented at the exhibition will include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, textiles, fashion, lighting, furniture and much more.

aa-rt will be showcasing the best new artists and makers giving you the opportunity to exhibit and sell directly to the general public, galleries, buyers and industry specialists.

I get the impression (and I may be wrong) that the people behind this are not part of the Birmingham art scene as they’re looking to make more contacts in that area so the work on display should be somewhat different to the norm (if there is a norm). 47 artists are displaying and details can be found at that link.

Tickets for the show are £3.00 (£2.50 adv) and the private view is free for gallery owners, publishers, commercial buyers and members of the press. For more info email info@aa-rt.co.uk or see this page for contact details.