Art Auction for Leukaemia

Art Auction 2007 is a three day celebration of contemporary art in Birmingham, raising funds for the region’s new, world class Leukaemia Centre at University Hospital Birmingham. The art can be viewed in the gallery from the 15th April, the Art Auction will take place on the 17th. The auction takes place at St Paul’s … [Read more…]

Beat 13

Beat 13 are a collective of artists and musicians based in Birmingham who’ve been doing stuff since around 1999. Founded by Matt Watkins and Lucy Mclauchlan the emphasis appears to be on Lucy’s work which you’ve probably seen about the place at some point or other. While they were very active in 2006 the website … [Read more…]

Lewes Herriot

Lewes Herriot is an artist and musician based in Northfield who is looking to collaborate, specifically with a band or musician who wants “a free and reliable artist”. His work can be found on his Flickr account though there’s a lot more hidden from public view. Email him at lewesherriot [at] for access if … [Read more…]

Under a New Sky in Sparkbrook

The Birmingham Post has a report on a new gallery show on Ladypool Road in Sparkbrook. Baghdad Café is part of a project called Under a New Sky, which has brought together eight artists well-known on the international art circuit to propose a number of community-based projects, linked to the idea of regeneration, for Sparkbrook. … [Read more…]

The Event Details

More details have been released about The Event, “a series of artist run activities in permanent and temporary spaces throughout central Birmingham” from March 31st to April 15th. As the UK’s second largest city, it seemed important to highlight this increase and acceleration in activity, so in the summer of 2006 Birmingham Contemporary Art Forum … [Read more…]

Test Bed

Test Bed is an art exhibition based around Five Ways. Test Bed involves eight artists making new work specific to people and place. The location and community of Five Ways Shopping Centre, Birmingham, will inform the creation of the work. Harry Palmer, George Saxon, Darryl Georgiou, Pauline Bailey, Julie M ONeill, Sandra Hall, Nelson Douglas … [Read more…]

Debating the Ecosystem

Roadshow West Midlands: Ecosystem is an interesting looking event run by the Networking Artists Network to be held at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 24 March from 12.30 – 6pm. Topics under discussion include: How do artists relate to the art market? Why is there no significant commercial system in Birmingham or the West … [Read more…]


aa-rt is a “new art and contemporary craft show” taking place in the Custard Factory on the weekend of the 24-25th March with a private view on the 23rd. If you are looking for an original piece of artwork, a unique wedding gift or a specially commissioned present, aa-rt ’07 will have it all. The … [Read more…]