Happy Birthday BMAG!

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Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery will be celebrating its 130th Birthday this Saturday, and they have lots of festivities in store. From 11am-4pm there will be live entertainment, a chance to dress in historic costume and have photographs taken, meet Queen Victoria, enjoy bake sale treats, birthday cake, a raffle, and special tours revealing the … [Read more…]

Exquisite Corpse Workshop by Antonio Roberts at BOM

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19th November 6-9pm, FREE A workshop inspired by the Exquisite Corpse surrealist storytelling technique. Participants are invited to co-create an artwork re-mixing archive images and other materials to be exhibited at the University of Birmingham. Following this a discussion will be held questioning authorship and ownership of the collaboratively created artworks. Participants need only bring … [Read more…]

Art Macabre

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Part of their This Mortal Coil season, Vivid Projects will be hosting a rather morbid drawing class later this month. On Friday 27 November London’s Art Macabre, purveyors of ‘death drawing’, will inject a lethal dose of theatricality, curiosity and playfulness into the art of drawing from life. Create your own ‘memento mori’ designs with … [Read more…]

SALON

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Organised by New Art WM, SALON is an exhibition showcasing work by 80 artists from the West Midlands and beyond. Taking place from 13 November to 23 December 2015 at The Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, work includes paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, book and film. All works in the exhibition are available to … [Read more…]

Speak up for Culture

This morning we received an important and timely message from mac birmingham: With 1 million visits each year to mac alone, we know that art and culture is hugely important to the people of Birmingham. We believe art transforms lives. It helps us share and express thoughts, experiences, feelings and ideas. The rich diversity of … [Read more…]

Call for Visual Artists

Every Child Is An Artist is a nationally ground breaking programme led by Coventry-based Mercurial Arts that aims to develop the artistic skills abilities of all the children in Oasis Academy Hobmoor primary school in Yardley. They are currently looking for up to four artists with differing practices (such as drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, design, crafts, textiles…) … [Read more…]