Mosaic Fascination

Just taking a moment really to celebrate the achievements of mosaic artist Caroline Jariwala. After reading an interview with Caroline on I wanted to get involved with the mosaic bug. (You can see her here on the artist line up! #9!)      Caroline Jariwala creates beautiful mosaics and even from briefly looking at … [Read more…]

made at mac: From the Inside

  Launching Saturday 11th January 2013, made at mac features recent work from the Introductions to Art Techniques course, led by artists tutor Helen Tarr. made at mac: From the Inside explores the interior of the mac – participants were encouraged to make large drawings combining usual perspectives of the building, created with mixed media … [Read more…]

Merry DIGMAS: Brum’s Independent Christmas Fair

Birmingham’s arts and media quarter The Custard Factory is teaming up with street food specialists Digbeth Dining Club to produce a one-day independent Christmas Festival on Saturday 14th December. This is the perfect way to avoid the pre-Christmas crush at the Bull Ring and stumble upon some amazing  stocking fillers. Buy one of a kind outfits and rock … [Read more…]

A round-up of Christmas markets, pop-ups and fairs

In case you have Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market fatigue already, here are a few great local alternatives over the coming weeks. Enjoy: Centrepiece 2013 at Symphony Hall Centrepiece’s annual exhibition at Symphony Hall showcases the work of nearly 30 independent designer maker jewellers from the Jewellery Quarter (including five graduates from last year’s Design Space … [Read more…]

Celebration of Independents

Across the UK, July is becoming known as independent retailers month, an annual push for shopping local. Last week was Shopping in Birmingham‘s ‘Celebration of Independents’ in Birmingham City Centre – they did a few things in celebration of this, including producing a guide to independent retailers in the city centre which is available here. Handmade … [Read more…]

Spectrum – Birmingham School of Jewellery

Spectrum is an exhibition showcasing the work of the jewellery and silversmithing world through the work of the 13 Artists in Residence (2012-2013) at the Birmingham School of Jewellery. The exhibition gives the audience the opportunity to see the work of the current emerging and established designers within this field. Each resident has a specialist … [Read more…]