A message that went up on Tak‘s website last month confirming the news that had been doing the rounds for a little while: At the beginning of July 2010 – exactly six years from the day they opened – we closed the doors at TAK! Towers to explore new ideas & ventures. It’s been fun, … [Read more…]
calendar | mac As far as finding out what’s on when, mac’s website is a lump of awfulness until you find this page – a nice, simple list. Congrats to Dave Harte for finding it Project Brutal Forum • Index page There’s now a place for people interested in documenting the Central Library to chat … [Read more…]
Best of the West Awards 2010 – Art Commission Brief A new awards programme for all museums, galleries and heritage groups in the West Midlands is after someone to design them a trophy for one of their categories. Details here. Made in the Black Country It’s “a site for the Black Country Museums to tell … [Read more…]
I’ve often wondered why museums and galleries aren’t using their web presence in more innovative and useful ways. I worked within a gallery for a number of years, and this gave me the unsurprising insight that many factors contributed to this: underpaid overworked staff, simply no capacity (in terms of time) to explore new avenues, … [Read more…]
Colourbox is Joe Rogers, a freelance illustrator who trained at BIAD. His new portfolio website has been designed by Tak! and isn’t yer normal run-of-the-mill kind of thing. He also has a blog here and is on MySpace and Facebook too in case you want to pledge your allegiance.
David Rowan‘s new website has cropped up on a fair few blogs recently and with good reason. It’s real purty, with a stack of great photography on it and is dead clever to boot. David is a photographer at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and also lectures, consults and does bits of art design and … [Read more…]
Dom from Tak (on tunes) and Chris from Prime Objective (on visuals) have both blogged about their involvement in Culture Jam 2 at The Rainbow on Saturday 14 Nov (tagline – bridging the gap between cultures through art and music. Chris says: some of the best Lithuanian hip hop acts in attendance, such as 3 … [Read more…]
Capsule Blog – Think Antiques roadshow for fans of Metal The next stops on the Home of Metal tour are Wolves Art Gallery (25 Oct), New Art Gallery Walsall (6 Nov with performance by Einstellung) and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (7 Feb) I Have Clones A musician who’s just moved back to Birmingham (to … [Read more…]