Autumn 2014

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.

A3 Project Space

2 Bowyer Street, Digbeth, B10 0SA

Opening times vary, see website for details
www.a3projectspace.org

A3 Project Space
  • Guerilla Civic

    1 – 2 August 2014

    Project by Redhawk Logistica.

  • Nowhere Bar

    4 – 6 September 2014

    Mark Gubb & Gordon Dalton create a new social space for Digbeth.

  • Delineator

    2 – 4 October 2014

    Publication curated by Cathy Wade.

  • Flicker Skitter Stumble

    17 – 18 October 2014

    Project by Sellotape Cinema.

  • Dressing Up and Going Out with Miss Pearl & Miss Mac

    31 October 2014

    Event by Marlene Smith.

Article

School of Art, Birmingham City University, Margaret Street, B3 3BX

Mon–Thurs 10am–6pm, Friday 10am–5pm
articlegallery.co.uk

Article
  • Contact Light

    25 September – 30 October 2014

    A group exhibition of photographic observations and explorations into space and astronomy. Curated by Claire Reece & Michael Sargeant. Launch event 24/10 , 5.30-7.30pm

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TS

Open Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat–Sun 11am–5pm (Closed 23–25 Dec)
Tel. 0121-414-7333
barber.org.uk

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • Lasting Impressions: 20th Century Portrait Prints

    6 June – 28 September 2014

    Major exhibition of works from the National Portrait Gallery.

  • Faith & Fortune

    1 August – 30 November 2014

    Byzantine and Early Islamic Coinage.

  • Rebel Visions

    23 October 2014 – 25 January 2015

    Major exhibition of paintings, prints and drawings by CRW Nevinson, Britain’s leading World War I artist.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH

Open Mon–Thu 10am–5pm, Fri 10.30am–5pm, Sat 10am–5pm, Sun 10am–5pm
bmag.org.uk

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett

    10 May – 21 September 2014

    £5/£3

    Exhibition of inventions by the man behind Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’s machines.

  • Symmetry in Sculpture

    24 May – 2 November 2014

    Recent work by Zarah Hussain inspired by Islamic pattern and geometry.

  • True to Life? New Photography from the Middle East

    7 June – 2 November 2014

    Group exhibition

Birmingham Printmakers

90 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, B5 5SR

Opening times vary. A diverse range of printmaking courses are on offer. Please see our website for details.
birminghamprintmakers.org

Birmingham Printmakers
    • See website for programme details

The Bond Café Gallery

180–182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5SE

Mon–Fri 8.30am–5pm
Tel. 0121-766-7400
www.bondcafegallery.blogspot.com

The Bond Café Gallery
  • Emma Hardicker and Stef Mitchell

    1 August – 30 November 2014

    Two person exhibition of contemporary print. Please see website for preview details.

  • Kay Bainbridge-Wilkinson and Genevieve Belgard

    30 November 2014 – 30 January 2015

    Two person exhibition of contemporary painting. Please see website for preview details.

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Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late
digbethfirstfriday.com

  • Digbeth First Friday

    1st August, 5th September & 3rd October, 6pm 'til late.

    Spend an evening exploring extraordinary culture, art, food and music across Digbeth. Grab a Disloyalty Card from participating venues and collect stamps to trade for treats. What’s on and where will change 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
www.eastsideprojects.org

Eastside Projects
  • Giant Axe Field: Away From All Suns

    5th September, 7-9pm

    Sonic performance for Digbeth First Friday.

  • Susan Phillipsz

    20 September – 6 December 2014

    Solo exhibition by Turner Prize winning artist.

  • Rafal Zar

    20 September – 6 December 2014

    Solo exhibition by West Midlands based painter.

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Fierce Festival

Locations and opening times vary, see website for details

wearefierce.org

  • Fierce Festival

    2 – 12 October 2014

    International festival of live art. Music, interventions and performances at various locations across Birmingham. See website for details.

Friction Arts

The Edge, 79–81 Cheapside, Digbeth, B12 0QH

Opening times vary, see website for details
Tel. 0121-772-6160
www.frictionarts.com

Friction Arts
  • Art Club

    Each Saturday, 10am-1pm for ages 8–18 free / 2–5pm for 16+, £5/£2.50

    Saturday workshops exploring artwork and developing new ideas.

  • First Friday at The Edge

    1st August, 5th September & 3rd October.

    Varied events. See website for details.

  • Parched Ground

    2 – 16 August 2014

    10am-6pm. Mixed media exhibition of Birmingham’s industrial heritage by Ben Nichol.

  • Yard Talk

    9 August, 13 September & 11 October, 2-4pm

    See website for details.

Glug Birmingham

Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5SE

Opening times vary, see website/listing for details.
www.glugevents.com

Glug Birmingham
  • Glug Birmingham: Midland Masters

    21 August 2014

    6pm – 11.45pm. Inkygoodness & Created in Birmingham present a series of talks by graphic artists, illustrators and design studios celebrating the creative talent of the Midlands and beyond. Speakers include Alex Fowkes, Studio Output and Waste Studio. Tickets: £7.50 in advance, via Eventbrite.

Grand Union

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

Open Thurs–Sat 12–5pm during exhibitions
Tel. 0121-643-9079
grand-union.org.uk

Grand Union
  • The Grubby Mitts: The Politics of Friendship Tour

    1 August 2014

    7-11pm. An evening of music by Andy Holden and guests. (Suggested £3 donation on entry)

  • Larger Than Life

    5 September – 7 November 2014

    Solo exhibition and residency by Marica Farquhar. See website for details of associated  events, talks and workshops.

Harris Moore Fine Art Supplies & Framing

12 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RT

Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm. Professional art supplies; canvases and stretcher pieces made to size; picture framing for all types of artwork; paper, card, boards and mounts cut to size; canvas print and artwork stretching. All alongside a gallery showing works by local artists. Visit our website or find us on Facebook.
harrismoore.co.uk

Harris Moore Fine Art Supplies & Framing
    • See website for programme details

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Home for Waifs and Strays

Locations and opening times vary. For full programme details see website

www.hfwas.co.uk

  • Digbeth First Friday

    1 August 2014

    Group show of live art and sound.

  • Coffee, Cake, Debate

    4 August 2014

    Discussion and debate over text led by Ed Wakefield.

  • Birmingham/Leeds Reboot

    12 – 14 August 2014

    HFWAS bring Adam Young and live artists from Leeds to Birmingham on 12th August and take emerging live artists to Leeds on 14th August.

Ikon at Fletchers Walk

Fletchers Walk, Birmingham, B3 3HJ

Mon-Sat 7am-7pm
ikon-gallery.org

Ikon at Fletchers Walk
  • Marko Mäetamm: Love

    2 July – 9 September 2014

    A short video by Estonian artist Marko Mäetamm, characteristically inspired by the artist’s family life.

  • Gillian Wearing: Dancing in Peckham

    10 September – 9 November 2014

    This early video work by Birmingham born artist Gillian Wearing, a kind of self-portrait, shows the artist dancing in a shopping arcade in South London.

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

Open Tue–Sun 11am–6pm. Closed Mon except Bank Holidays
Tel. 0121-248-0708
ikon-gallery.org

Ikon Gallery
  • As Exciting As We Can Make It: Ikon in the 1980s

    2 July – 31 August 2014

    Group exhibition including Vanley Burke, Sean Scully and Dennis Oppenheim.

  • Cornelia Parker – Ikon Icon: 1980s

    2 July – 31 August 2014

    Thirty Pieces of Silver (exhaled), comprising crushed silver-plated items.

  • Lee Bul

    10 September – 9 November 2014

    First UK solo exhibition, including ambitious large-scale installations.

The Lombard Method

68a Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR

Opening times vary. For full programme details see website.
thelombardmethod.org

The Lombard Method
    • See website for programme details

mac birmingham

Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

Open 9am–late
Tel. 0121-446-3232
macarts.co.uk

mac birmingham
  • Fierce Festival – Authentic Boys: Rehearsing Revolution

    6 September – 12 October 2014

    An exhibition that tests revolutionary potential.

  • Qasim Riza Shaheen: The Last Known Pose

    20 September – 30 November 2014

    Solo exhibition. Building upon his 2010 residency at the mac and his fascination with the role of the artist as author, object and protagonist.

Ort Gallery

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

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12am-5pm
ortgallery.co.uk

Ort Gallery
  • Leah Gordon – Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti

    10 September – 25 October 2014

    Photography exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed outside normal opening hours by appointment and by asking in Ort café.

Parkside Gallery, Birmingham City University

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

Monday - Friday, 10am-5pm
www.bcu.ac.uk

Parkside Gallery, Birmingham City University
  • Mono 68 – One city, one month, one camera

    14 July – 15 August 2014

    Photographs by Phil Thompson.

  • Postgraduate Shows

    1 – 19 September 2014

    See the events calendar on our website for full details.

PEA/Centrala

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

Opening times vary. See website for full programme details.
polishexpats.org.uk/art

PEA/Centrala
    • See website for programme details

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.org.uk

RBSA Gallery
  • Print Biennial

    16 July – 23 August 2014

    An open exhibition which explores the variety of approaches to print-making by artists from across the UK.

  • A Place for Art: The Story of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

    8 October – 15 November 2014

    This exhibition explores the history and development of the RBSA from the landmarks 1814 exhibition to the present day.

School of Art, Birmingham City University

School of Art, 3 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX

See listing for opening times
www.biadart.com www.baartanddesign.com www.bcu.ac.uk/biad

School of Art, Birmingham City University
  • set your chatters to hum

    5 – 12 September 2014

    Birmingham School of Art presents a diverse collection of international contemporary art practice, final and interim presentation exhibitions and research from all Art-Based Masters courses.

Spectrum Fine Art & Graphic Materials

175 Corporation Street, B4 6RG

Mon-Sat 9am–5.30pm
spectrumfinearts.co.uk

Spectrum Fine Art & Graphic Materials
  • *Exclusive Birmingham Art Map Offer*

    1 August – 31 October 2014

    15% off RRP on MAIMERI BLU and VENEZIA Watercolour ranges. 10% off RRP on OLD HOLLAND Artist oil colour and mediums. Quote ‘Artmapoffer2′ to receive discount. Valid 01/08/2014 – 31/10/2014. T&C’s apply. Not available in conjunction with other discounts.

Stryx

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

Opening times vary. See website for full programme details and updates on our mini workshop programme in September.
stryx.co.uk

Stryx
  • 1 January 1970

    See website for full programme details and updates on our mini workshop programme in September.

  • Digbeth First Friday @ Vivid Projects

    1 August 2014

    A Lynchian collaboration between Black Hole Club and Stryx.

The Drum Arts Centre

144 Potters Lane, Aston, B6 4UU

10am to 6pm. Opening times can vary, check website for details.
www.the-drum.org.uk

The Drum Arts Centre
  • 1 January 1970

    Please see our website for full programme details.

Transient Art

The Bond, 180-182 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5SE

12pm until 4pm
www.transient-art.com

Transient Art
    • See website for programme details

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University of Birmingham

Locations and opening times vary, see website for full programme details.

www.birmingham.ac.uk/events

  • Black History Month

    6 – 31 October 2014

    A month-long season of activity celebrating and promoting awareness of black cultural heritage, history and experiences.

  • Pradnik/Festival

    13 – 17 October 2014

    A festival of Russian art, performance and research which celebrates cultural connections and friendship between the UK and Russia.

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website for details
vividprojects.org.uk

Vivid Projects
  • Black Hole Club Social

    1st August & 5th September, 6-9pm

    Visuals and sonics responding to cult TV show Twin Peaks as part of #DFF

  • A Record of Undying

    3 October – 15 November 2014

    Solo exhibition of moving image and installation works from 1980-2014 by George Saxon & D.John Briscoe (1949-2013)

WERK Presents: Longbridge Light Festival

Locations and opening times vary, see website for full programme details

www.lpap.co.uk

WERK Presents: Longbridge Light Festival
  • Back to the Future, Longbridge Light Festival

    24 – 25 September 2014

    Please see website for full programme details.

     

The Wig

55 Great Tindal Street, Ladywood, B16 8DR

Opening times vary see website/listings for details
thewigbirmingham.blogspot.co.uk

The Wig
  • Crit Club

    07/08, 11/09, 09/10, 7-9pm

    A public arena for no-holds-barred discussion of works in progress. Bring work for discussion, or join in to debate.

  • Wig Social

    15/08, 19/09, 17/10, 7-9pm

    Themed gatherings including live art, exhibited works and possibly custard. See website for more information and further programme details.