A sheet of metal

Here’s the metal sheet that forms the centre-piece of the logically titled Piece for Large Metal Sheet that took place last night. The sheet will stay in situ in the Entrance Foyer of the UCE Department of Art until lunchtime on Monday 2nd July where sub-sonic sounds will be played through it. Videos of the … [Read more…]

Appearances Excused

Rather neatly tying in with Rootsville in the Custard Factory this weekend are a couple of art events at Ikon Eastide, the off-site gallery space run by the Ikon on Heath Mill Lane in Digbeth, just down the road from the Custard Factory. Please Excuse Our Appearance is a two week residency where “artists from … [Read more…]

Review: How To Improve The World

I finally got around to checking out the How To Improve The World exhibition at the Gas Hall and it’s a quite wonderful thing. A little slice of Tate carefully curated and positioned in Birmingham that manages to educate and entertain without patronizing the viewer or the art itself. The theme of the show is … [Read more…]

Tom Lewis

Popped into Jibbering Records today to get my Supersonic ticket and noticed they have new art on the walls from one Tom Lewis. Here’s one of the more abstract pieces: It feels a lot like meditation © Tom Lewis As well as paintings he also does a nice line in character illustration. This chap is … [Read more…]

Mixed Media Launch in photos

The Mixed Media show from the New Generation Arts festival had its opening last night. Lots of lovely stuff to look at. Runs until June 29th at 44 Floodgate St in Digbeth, the first time this space has been used as a gallery. It’s well worth checking out if you’re a fan of dilapidated industrial … [Read more…]