Mark(et)ing Time


The Sunday Bootsale at Birmingham Wholesale markets is something which is unknown to many Birmingham residents, but a vital part of the week’s activity for some of its poorest. The Council is preparing its current site for redevelopment and the future of the bootsale is uncertain. To archive and celebrate what is for many a … [Read more…]



Hinterland is an exhibition of ten Birmingham-based painters, all members of Birmingham Artspace, an independent studio group based in the Telsen Centre, Aston. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the strength and diversity of painting in the city. Hinterland is open from Thursday 5 – Sunday 8 November 2015.

Galleries Night

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Galleries Night returns on Friday 30 October with a chance to hop on the free Art Bus and enjoy late-night openings at six of Birmingham’s galleries. Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Ikon Gallery, RBSA Gallery, Parkside Gallery and mac birmingham will be open. A few of the venues will … [Read more…]

Sampad – Celebrating 25 years


  This November is Sampad’s 25th anniversary. They’re celebrating with a variety of lively entertainment, including music, dance, spoken word and artists from Birmingham and beyond: The uplifting, celebratory performances feature renowned artists and luminaries including: Nahid Siddiqui, Chitraleka Bolar, Aakash Odedra, Soweto Kinch, Sanyogita Kumari, Harjinder Matharu, Mendi Singh Trio, Bollywood Dreams Dance, Shane Shambhu, … [Read more…]

Cultivate – DASH Arts


Organised by DASH, Cultivate is a mentoring programme for emerging disabled visual artists across the West Midlands designed to enable them access to opportunities and practical specialist support to develop their practice. A three year programme, places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Applications are now open for the opportunity, and … [Read more…]



There’s a treat for film fans at mac birmingham at the moment. Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s installation Steenbeckett is taking up the first floor gallery – only the fourth time it’s ever been shown. Two thousand feet of 35mm film (of a Samuel Beckett play featuring John Hurt) is continuously and precariously moving around the … [Read more…]

Next Gen Co – Join them!


The #NextGenBrum team are looking for creative people to be part of a new creative project at mac birmingham working with BBC Performing Arts fellow Rachael Young. Deadline for applications Saturday 3rd October 2015 Following on from 3 years of the successful Cannon Hill Collective programme, the Next Gen team have decided to mix things up … [Read more…]

In:Site Festival


In:Site, organised by Craftspace, returns to Birmingham Cathedral Square (a.k.a Pigeon Park) this week. A festival of graduate creativity, selected artists will be working in the square, transforming the space with a programme of craft interventions inspired by the Cathedral’s tercentenary celebrations. Over the week, each graduate has a day to make a creative intervention. … [Read more…]