Chance, Order, Change at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Josef Albers, 'Construction in Red-Black-Blue', 1939, ©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2015.

Josef Albers, ‘Construction in Red-Black-Blue’, 1939, ©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2015. ABSTRACT PAINTINGS 1939 – 1989 Josef Albers, Bridget Riley, Victor Pasmore, Ad Reinhardt and Sean Scully: some of the most influential artists of the later 20th century feature in this exciting exhibition, which forms the centrepiece of … [Read more…]

The 21 Pirates

21 pirates

The 21 Pirates is an artistic collective that gives creative talent a platform to showcase their work. This edition’s brief was ‘Film and Game’. Each of this year’s chosen artists have created a piece of work that forms a ‘crossover’ between film and game. The exhibition includes the work of Swoomptheeng, Eva Holder and Known … [Read more…]

Beyond Borders


The GAP Arts Project are looking for artists to create and donate postcard-sized artworks to be exhibited and sold as part of an exhibition at Centrala (from 12 – 16 April) which will form the central component to Beyond Borders, a week-long arts event in response to the refugee crisis. They are looking for artists to … [Read more…]

New Art West Midlands 2016

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This Friday New Art West Midlands kicks off its fourth edition. Taking place at the Waterhall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, mac birmingham, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in Coventry, the exhibition showcases the work of artists that have graduated within the last three years from five of the … [Read more…]

Digbeth First Friday

The first Digbeth First Friday of the year is upon us. Events to look forward to include: The launch of the Precarity Centre at Grand Union featuring durational audio-visual performance, tarot card readings, stop frame animation and foam installation. Sovinec, an exhibition by Jindrich Štreit one of the most important Czech Documentary photographers at Centrala … [Read more…]

Birmingham Production Space: An Update


Last year the Birmingham Production Space proposal was launched at a public meeting at Eastside Projects. Since then, Workshop Birmingham have been working with the Enterprise, Innovation and Business team at Birmingham City University to move the proposal forward, a process which has resulted in a number of funding bids which, if successful, will see … [Read more…]

Janet Mendelsohn: Varna Road


Next week the largest exhibition to date of photographs by American academic and documentary filmmaker Janet Mendelsohn opens at Ikon Gallery. Part of a photo-essay Mendelsohn made as a student at the University of Birmingham during 1967–69, the photographs depict everyday life in the Balsall Heath area of Birmingham. They are a wonderful snapshot of the streets and bomb-sites … [Read more…]



From 12 – 18 December, look out for Midlight, an interactive field of lights that will pop up at Birmingham Cathedral, ThinkTank and Eastside Park. Made by British-Chinese artist Aowen Jin and commissioned by Birmingham Hippodrome CREATIVE, the piece is a constantly changing public artwork, which the spectator can alter: Watch as the fibre optics … [Read more…]