From Canton to Guangzhou

Pete James, custodian of Birmingham Library’s legendary photographic archive, sends through info of From Canton to Guangzhou, part of Birmingham’s China Festival running through this year at BM&AG. This exhibition presents the work of two photographers who have made very different visual records of Birmingham’s Sister City in China. It contrasts the photographs of buildings … [Read more…]

links for 2008-04-14

Bearos is 10 Years Young! Dunc Autumnstore on the Birmingham record label that started with the seminal zine “We Brought Our Friends” and carried on for a decade. (tags: bearos music history) Building sites | Birmingham: It’s Not Shit Jon Bounds rounds up some new blogs from, of, and about Birmingham. (tags: blogs blogging)

links for 2008-04-12

Carnival Connect “A network for artists and producers in the West Midlands to promote work, share ideas and information and to recieve training and networking opportunities. It is also a source of information for anyone wanting more information about Carnival Arts.” (tags: via:dlog carnival) Your Conscience A blog by one of the people involved in … [Read more…]

Claxton at the Barber

These little images are rather tantalizing… Coinciding with her exhibition at Ikon, a stunning new series of works by Ruth Claxton will be shown at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts from 2 April – 6 July. Using postcards of works from the Barber’s permanent collection, Claxton has manipulated the top layer of the cards … [Read more…]

Fierce results

Here’s the winners of the My Fierce Festival public vote competition thingy: Theatres Whisper (Proto-type Theater) Playing The Victim (Switch) I Told It To A Mannequin (Francesca Millican Slater & Lindsey Price) Public Spaces The Fête Encounter (Various Artists) B1 Labyrinths (Needless Allies) It Sank With The Shape Of Us (Victoria Pratt) Unconventional Spaces The … [Read more…]

Pendrecht Dialogues

A very last minute notice from Sandra at Friction Arts of an event that seems to have parallels with their Reality Estate shindig. This show is the result of a project where Director Cees Bavius & writer Pieta Bot set up ‘shop’ in a disused supermarket in an urban district of Rotterdam… The performers for … [Read more…]