Winter 2016

On this week (check for opening times) *Roaming venue (not on map)

The Art Map lists only some of the exhibitions and events on offer. For full programme details visit individual websites.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TS

Open Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat–Sun 11am–5pm
Tel. 0121-414-7333

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • Buried Treasures

    6 May 2016 – 27 February 2017

    Unearthing coin hoards in the UK and abroad.

  • The Pastoral & The Sublime

    16 September 2016 – 8 January 2017

    Display of Landscape watercolours and prints by Birmingham’s David Cox, plus Gainsborough, Turner and others.

  • Bellows & The Body: The Real, the Ideal & the Nude

    21 October 2016 – 22 January 2017

    George Bellows and the New York Ashcan school’s take on the human form.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH

Open Mon–Thu 10am–5pm, Fri 10.30am–5pm, Sat & Sun 10am–5pm

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • Night in the Museum: Ryan Gander Curates the Arts Council Collection

    26 November 2016 – 12 February 2017

    Leading British artist Ryan Gander curates works from the Arts Council Collection. The exhibition includes works from world-class British artists including Roger Hiorns, Angela Bulloch, Thomas Houseago and Henry Moore, plus a newly commissioned artwork by Ryan Gander.

Birmingham Printmakers

90 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, B5 5SR

Opening times vary, see website for details.

Birmingham Printmakers
  • A diverse range of printmaking workshops are on offer. We will soon be moving premises to the Jubilee Centre in the Chinese Quarter, Birmingham. See website for details.

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm
Tel. 0121-643-5016

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)
  • Justin Wiggan: Life Echo

    Exhibition continues until 28th January 2017.

    Explore a nest of therapeutic phonic memories.

  • Memory Harvest Workshop

    Thurs 17th November 2016, 6–8pm.

    Explore your phonic memory and create your own phonic life map.

  • Art & Tech Social

    15th November 2016 and 10th January 2017, 6–8.30pm.

    Monthly socials for creative tech. All welcome. Free food & drink!


Unit 4, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RT

Tues–Fri 11am–6pm, Sat 1–6pm

  • Exhibition Opening

    4th November 2016, 5-8pm.

  • Aleksandra Natalia Koper

    4 November 2016 – 7 January 2017

    New works by emerging Polish Artist.

  • Supersonic 17 Launch Party

    4 – 5 November 2016


  • Behind the Curtain Film Festival

    18 – 26 November 2016

    See website for programme details.

  • Group exhibition of Russian Female Artists

    13 January – 25 March 2017


Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late

  • 4th November 2016, 2nd December 2016 and 6th January 2017


    Time to try something new! Spend an evening exploring extraordinary culture, art, food and music across Digbeth. With so many organisations, venues and independents involved, what’s on and where changes each time, so check our website for details.

Eastside Projects

86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth B9 4AR

Open Wed–Sat 12–5pm
Tel. 0121-771-1778

Eastside Projects
  • Production Show: Prototyping/Discovering/Analysing

    1 October – 10 December 2016

    With new works by Alice Channer, Nicolas Deshayes, Peter Nencini, Linda Brothwell and Des Hughes.

  • Simon Bayliss: Frantic Romantic

    4 November – 10 December 2016

    Recent paintings, ceramics, poetry and tea towels.

  • Winter Art Fair

    2 – 3 December 2016

    Affordable art works, editions, prints and publications to buy.

Grand Union

19 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS

Open Wed–Sat 12–5pm during exhibitions.
Tel. 0121-643-9079

Grand Union
  • Artists Behind Bars

    2nd December 2016, 8pm–late.


    Presented by Kitty Finer, Fierce & Grand Union. For 1 night shift only 10 artists turn bartender to build and run bars for this year end knees up.

  • slope-tend-big

    11 – 18 November 2016

    A project by Mathew Parkin, with public programme of events around queer artistic practice.


Home for Waifs and Strays

Locations and opening times vary.

  • See website for full programme details.

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

Tues–Sun 11am–5pm and bank holidays.
Tel. 0121-248-0708

Ikon Gallery
  • Roger Hiorns

    7 December 2016 – 5 March 2017

    Ikon presents a survey of work by Birmingham-born artist Roger Hiorns. Through the transformation of materials and readymades, he focuses on various aspects of modern life, often through current affairs.

The Lombard Method

68a Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR

Opening times vary.

The Lombard Method
  • See website for programme details.

mac birmingham

Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

Opening times vary, see website for details.
Tel. 0121-446-3232

mac birmingham
  • Christmas Craft Markets

    3rd,4th,10th,11th and 12th December 2016.

    A great opportunity to buy exclusive gifts from local designer makers, including jewellery, stationery, pottery, wood, glass and prints.

  • Peter Kennard: Off Message

    24 September – 27 November 2016

    A thought provoking retrospective exhibition, showcasing his career, spanning over 40 years.

Ort Gallery

500–504 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH

Tues–Sat,12am–5pm during exhibition times.

Ort Gallery
  • Realism in Rawiya

    13 October – 16 December 2016

    Photographic Stories from the Middle East.

    For events please see website.

Parkside Gallery

City Centre Campus, Parkside Gallery, The Parkside Building, Cardigan Street, B4 7BD

Opening times vary, see website for details.

Parkside Gallery
  • Midlands Modern

    7 November 2016 – 14 January 2017

    An exploration of Midlands based manufacturers with modernist and contemporary design during the period of 1930 to 1980.

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, B3 1SA

Open Mon–Fri, 10.30am–5.30pm, Sat 10.30am–5pm, Sun 1pm–5pm
Tel. 0121-236-4353

RBSA Gallery
  • Members & Associates

    16 November – 24 December 2016

    This annual exhibition showcases the diverse talents of the RBSA Membership and provides an excellent opportunity to purchase original artworks as Christmas gifts.

  • StArt

    30 December 2016 – 11 February 2017

    Start the year with a treat for your art collection. Works by RBSA Members and Associates are on show, all priced at £300 or under!


Recent Activity

Nomadic Vitrine invites artists to respond to a display case, which is placed in various locations around Birmingham. For dates and full programme details please visit our website.

  • Historic Activity | Recent Activity

    See website for details.

    Sean Edwards 11/16

    Oliver Sutherland 11/16

    Ian Giles 12/16


SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture

Location and opening times vary, see website for details.

  • 10 – 20 November 2016

    Returning for its 8th year, SHOUT showcases the best in queer and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) arts and culture. Performances, exhibitions and events will take place across the city over 10 days – pushing boundaries, exploring meaning, and celebrating LGBT and queer identities.

Spectrum Fine Art & Graphic Materials

175 Corporation Street, B4 6RG

Mon–Sat 9am–5.30pm

Spectrum Fine Art & Graphic Materials
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13 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS

03/09–29/10 Thurs–Sat, 12–4pm.

  • 4 – 12 November 2016

    Exhibition resulting from collaborations between Birmingham composers (Dawson, Stenton), singer (Jones) and artists (de Greef, Korupczynska, Poulton).  A series of experiments with sound, visual and performance art.

  • 2 – 17 December 2016

    Stryx Studio Holders Show (Boardman, Brighton, Cleaver, Domanska, Edwards, Lepa, Perks, Whitehead).

Vivid Projects

16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS

Opening times vary, see website for details.

Vivid Projects

    4th November 2016, 6–8pm.

    Performance with Birmingham Dance Network for Digbeth First Friday.


    3rd December 2016

    £5 on door.

    Live, coded dance music with a trio of top names.


    7 October – 5 November 2016

    Exhibition exploring the late, innovative Birmingham born artist.


Workshop Birmingham

Locations and opening times vary, see website for details.

  • Visit our website for details of factory visits and practical workshops and to browse Make Works Birmingham our growing directory of materials suppliers, workshops and manufacturers in and around Birmingham.