Not paying artists is bad for you…


The Paying Artists campaign calls for artists to be paid to exhibit their work in public galleries. It is about valuing art and artists, maintaining diversity by ensuring that finance is not a barrier to talent and securing equality of opportunity for all artists now and in the future. This, at the moment, represents a … [Read more…]



Last year, a series of artists commissions were offered to investigate the Alfred Watkins collection books on beekeeping held at Hereford Library. These commissions came together to make the Outrider exhibition. Outrider is now touring the region and can currently be seen at the beautiful Winterbourne House and Gardens until 4 May. On Thursday 30 … [Read more…]

Cannon Hill Art School

For one term only, mac birmingham is setting up its very own art school. They are looking for artists from the West Midlands, regardless of art form, age or experience to take part. Inspired by ground-breaking art schools such as Black Mountain College, USA and the more current artist-led and DIY art school initiatives such … [Read more…]

Grand Union celebrates 5th birthday

On Friday 27 March Grand Union celebrates its fifth anniversary. It is also celebrating that it has secured funding until 2017. Over the last five years, Grand Union has shown 28 exhibitions, worked with over 200 artists and commissioned the same number of new artworks. The gallery has welcomed 10,000 visitors and also provides studio … [Read more…]

BOM’s Spring Programme – Live: R&D

Info about BOM’s Spring Programme: “Birmingham’s newest creative collaborative workspace will be turned into a pop up laboratory this spring as BOM (Birmingham Open Media) launches its second major programme, Live: R&D. Following the success of BOM’s launch programme with the Chaos Computer Club, Europe’s largest network of hackers, the Live: R&D programme will showcase … [Read more…]

New Art WM Annuale

New Art West Midlands may currently be showcasing the best in emerging talent, but the first New Art WM Annuale will be celebrating the more established artists of the region. Taking place from 20 March to 15 April 2015 at ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham School of Art it will include paintings, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and … [Read more…]