As part of Yto Barrada’s exhibition at Ikon and in collaboration with Birmingham’s independent Flatpack Festival, Slow Boat opens as a cinematheque for three weekends during May and June. Full listings are coming soon but keep on eye on the Ikon website for info.
A group of artists from across the UK are descending on Birmingham’s great Perrotts Folly in partnership with Trident Reach the People Charity part of the Trident Housing Group There have been a few things at Perrotts Folly over the years – Ikon have done a few shows there, at least – but I’ve yet … [Read more…]
Queen & Crawford: are a Design and Fabrication Workshop based in Birmingham, UK. Recent projects have included the design and fit out of a canal boat for Ikon Gallery, the Design & Fabrication of a modular wall system for Eastside Projects, the fabrication of a giant kite for Heather & Ivan Morison . And here’s … [Read more…]
Urban Buildings • Redevelopment, Redesign, Rediscovery A site covering the construction works going on in Birmingham (and further) also looking at old/derilict buildings Galleries Night – On the Art Bus Art, bus, art, bus, art, bus, etc. With bonus wine and mince pies. This is tonight and features the Barber Institute, Mac, Ikon, Eastside Projects … [Read more…]
Ikon‘s Autumn Almanac, from 17-20 November will be: a four-day celebration of Birmingham’s creative life showcasing the city’s artists, filmmakers and musicians. Ikon’s gallery spaces will exclusively exhibit works created in Birmingham, also hosting some of our best-known music festivals and organisations in a programme of live performances The list of people involved includes Oliver … [Read more…]
Working with galleries: part 1 is an informal and practical discussion with Ikon Gallery director Jonathan Watkins, providing insight into how relationships and working processes develop between artists, curators and public art galleries. Using Birmingham-based and international artists as examples, Jonathan will discuss how these working relationships begin, progress and develop and will also talk about … [Read more…]
As you may have realised, we haven’t been posting as much recently, leaving it to our guest contributors to fill the pages on CiB. As a result, I wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on what’s going on, so I’m just going to mention a few things that have been coming in through the CiB … [Read more…]
After settling at 183 Fazeley Street back in 2008, Ikon have confirmed that as of April 2011, Ikon Eastside will be closing up for the final time, due to public funding cuts. The large exhibition space at the heart of Digbeth, has provided the perfect setting for large-scale work, video and events over the past … [Read more…]