Concreation is an overdue but still timely “celebration of the unloved architecture of an unromantic city – Birmingham’s post war buildings”
Concreation is a loose group of visual artists inspired by the post war architectural landscape of the city in which we live. Some people think it’s a bit grotty, some people think it should all be pulled down. But even if it’s not beautiful, it can still be useful.
And if it’s neither beautiful nor useful it’s bound to be waterproof.
They’re putting together an Art Trail for Artsfest and have issued a call for contributors.
We are looking for enthused individuals interested in artistically responding to the architecture of post-war Birmingham. This includes buildings and spaces of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. The artworks will provide an opportunity for public engagement and act as a springboard for discussion on post-war architecture and spaces of Birmingham.
Responses can be in any medium, but need to take into account the location in which work will be exhibited: Paradise Forum and exterior areas of Birmingham Central Library. Mediums include, but are not exclusive to: Photography, Computer Generated/ Graphic Design, Illustration, Textiles, Sculpture, Installation, Audio/visual/ Film and Performance.
The deadline for submissions is 4pm on Friday 22nd June. Full details are here.