Holding the Edge


Holding the Edge is an Artists Placement scheme run by MADE in association with the council.

Four emerging Birmingham based artists have been working with MADE in Eastside during 2007 as part of an Artists Placement funded by Birmingham City Council’s Equal II: The Last Mile programme and Arts & Business. The outcomes of their placement will be presented as an alternative prospectus for Eastside titled ‘Holding the Edge’ curated by Anna Douglas shown at MADE, 122 Fazeley St, Birmingham from 19-27 October 2007.

The four artists Rob Colbourne, Stuart Mugridge, Nicole Slater Hunt and Stuart Whipps are fervent about the future of Eastside and their propositions draw attention to the area’s diverse past, present dormancy and future potential.

Rob Colbourne worked with Birmingham City Council on their bid for the new city park in Eastside.
Stuart Mugridge worked with Knight Frank Land Valuers looking at the Curzon Street Park site.
Nicole Slater Hunt worked with the Festival of Xtreme Building on their radical proposals for the re-invention of public space.
Stuart Whipps worked with Kinetic AIU Architects on ISIS Waterside Regeneration’s Warwick Bar development.

More info in this Word doc.

The project is being launched on Friday at the Spotted Dog pub in Digbeth in the form of a pub quiz with artists and council bods making up two of the teams.