Name in Lights

The first of the Fierce Festival items for this year launched today. Name in Lights is a competition whereby someone will have their name installed in giant illuminated letters on the side of the Central Library building. The whole thing is the brainchild of artist Joshua Sofaer and the winner will be chosen by a … [Read more…]

Quick Hits

The website for New Art Birmingham has launched and perusing it I’m reminded that it’s not just the art fair at Curzon Street Station. There are also events taking place at the Ikon Gallery, New Art Gallery Walsall, Midlands Arts Centre, The Lighthouse in Wolverhampton, and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The site was designed … [Read more…]

New Generation Arts Festival

The New Generation Arts festival brings all the various UCE arts graduate shows under one banner for two weeks in this summer. It’s a neat idea allowing them to make more of an event of their varied shows and really push the creatives involved. It’s still early days but the website looks to be adding … [Read more…]

The Event

The Event is “a series of artist run activities in permanent and temporary spaces throughout central Birmingham” running for a fortnight from Martch 31st to April 15th. Participating organisations are a.a.s., Capital Art Projects, Colony, [insertspace], International Project Space, Modulate, Periscope, 7inch Cinema, Spectacle, and the Springhill Institute. There’s also a launch party on Saturday … [Read more…]

Open Art Report

D’log went to the Birmingham Open art show and reports on the artists that caught his eye, finding links to them where possible.

NAB is in Curzon St Station

I picked up a flyer for the New Art Birmingham art market on March 15-18th because it was very pretty and noticed that the venue is Curzon Street Station. If you’re not familiar with the name it’s this building in Digbeth: While the building has a fascinating history as the first railway station linking Birmingham … [Read more…]

Out Of Hours networking

Out Of Hours is a networking and social event for people working in the culture sector that tales place at the Light House in Wolverhampton. The next one is Monday March 5th, 5.30-7.30pm This evening we’re overflowing with interesting things to see, watch and listen to. There will be a screening of 7 Inch Cinema‘s … [Read more…]

Si Peplow

Simon Peplow is an illustrator and graduate from BIAD. His clients include Surburban Bliss Clothing, Pointer Footwear, Capsule, Plan B, Lodown, Sidewalk, Ten4, Polished T, Rant, Modart, Good For Nothing, Fused and The Illustrated Ape magazine. He’s recently been invited to exhibit at the Australian design expo Semi-Permanent. “My inspiration comes from a number of … [Read more…]