Spring/Summer 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

A3 Project Space
  • Record Player Orchestra Workshop

    26 April 2014

    1-5pm. Roger Clarke leads the first workshop of RPO of Birmingham.

  • Drinking with Gilbert and George 1972-76

    2 May, 8pm


    Renowned curator Lynda Morris reprises her celebrated talk. Part of Digbeth First Friday.

  • Going Down to Barry’s

    6 – 7 June 2014

    A new project by Clare Thornton.

  • Record Player Orchestra & Sellotape Cinema

    4 July 2014

    8pm. A collaborative performance.


Art Bus

See participating gallery websites for details

  • Art Bus

    15 May 2014

    5-9pm. Hop on and off the bus and enjoy an evening of after hours access to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Eastside Projects, Ikon Gallery, mac Birmingham, and the RBSA Gallery. With free tours ArtBus offers a great opportunity to discover new venues and explore old favourites.

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

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • Ruby’s Room

    2 February – 26 May 2014

    Photographic Miniatures by Bettina von Zwehl

  • Faith & Fortune

    1 May – 30 November 2014

    Byzantine and Early Islamic Coinage

  • Lasting Impressions: 20th Century Portrait Prints

    6 June – 28 September 2014

    Works from the National Portrait Gallery.

  • A River Runs Through It

    12 June – 26 October 2014

    River-themed works on paper.

  • Conversations

    13 June – 5 October 2014

    Barber portrait prints.

Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

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


  • BIAD Graduate Shows 2014

    9 – 14 June 2014

    Featuring cross discipline work from final year, graduating students, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design presents Graduate Shows 2014. See website for full programme details.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH

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

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • For the Record

    1 May – 29 June 2014

    Exhibition of work by modern female artists.

  • Marvellous Machines: The Wonderful World of Rowland Emett

    10 May – 21 September 2014


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

  • True to Life? New Photography from the Middle East

    7 June – 2 November 2014

    Exhibition questioning what is real in photography.

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.

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

The Bond Café Gallery
  • Jeannie Browne and Wayne Attwood

    21 April – 25 July 2014

    Two person exhibition

  • Preview Night

    2 May 2014

    5-9pm. As part of Digbeth First Friday Event.

  • New Exhibition

    26 July – 31 October 2014

    See website for details.

BVT: Modern Gazetteer

International Project Space, School of Art Bournville, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, Maple Road, Bournville, B30 2AA

Wednesday to Saturday 12–5pm

  • Significant Features Talk

    1 July 2014, 6–8pm


    Panel discussion about post-war town planning, chaired by BCU MArch Programme Director Mike Dring, with speakers Peter Larkham and Chris Timothy.  

  • Significant Features

    26 June – 5 July 2014


    Exhibition responding to the architecture and ethos of Bournville Village, presented by BA and MA students from the Architecture and Art & Design courses at BCU.



Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late

  • Digbeth First Friday

    2 May, 6 June & 4 July, 6pm 'til late

    On the First Friday of each month spend an evening exploring extraordinary culture, art, street 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

Eastside Projects
  • The 25 Paintings

    15 March – 14 June 2014

    Solo exhibition launching Bill Drummond’s World Tour

  • Monthly Evaluations

    15 March – 14 June 2014

    Solo exhibition by Ioanna Nemes.

  • Only a Free Individual Can Create a Free Society

    28 June – 2 August 2014

    Major new film commission and exhibition by Grace Schwindt.

  • Group Show

    28 June – 2 August 2014

    Curated by Mexico, Leeds.

Friction Arts

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

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

Friction Arts
  • First Friday at the Edge

    2 May – 4 July 2014

    02/05, 06/06, 04/07, 6pm – Late.

  • Art Club

    3 May – 26 July 2014

    £5. Concessions available/free for young people.

    Art workshops, every Saturday. 10am-1pm for young people, 2pm-5pm for everyone else.

  • Yard Talk

    31 May – 26 July 2014

    2pm-5pm, 31/05, 28/06, 26/07. Lunch and chat about our changing world.

Gale & Co Ltd

12 Lee Bank Business Centre, Blucher Street, 55 Holloway Head, B1 1HP

Mon-Fri, 8.30-5.30pm. Closed 1-2pm for Lunch. Gale & Co. Ltd carries a stock of over 800 mouldings and frames and our highly experienced craftsmen are able to advise on the framing of contemporary and historical artwork, picture and frame restoration and gilding. For our full range of services please see our website.

Gale & Co Ltd
    • See website for programme details

Grand Union

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

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

Grand Union
  • Here is the Yard

    29 March – 10 May 2014

    Solo exhibition by Maia Conran.

  • Deep within the mirror we perceive a faint line

    2 May, 6–8pm

    Book launch and performance by Maia Conran. Part of Digbeth First Friday.

  • The Panj Piare ASSEMBLE

    16 May, 6–8pm

    One night exhibition by Joseph Buckley, Joseph Lewis, Hardeep Pandhal and David Steans Curated by Harry Meadley.

  • A Diffuse Citizen

    7 June – 26 July 2014

    Solo exhibition by Holly Antrum

  • Family Workshop

    26 July 2014

    With Holly Antrum

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.

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


Home for Waifs and Strays

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


    • See website for programme details

Ikon at Fletchers Walk

Fletchers Walk, Birmingham, B3 3HJ

Mon-Sat 7am-7pm

Ikon at Fletchers Walk
  • Michel François: Déjà-vu (Hallu)

    30 April – 22 June 2014

    In a disused shop unit in Fletchers Walk, Ikon shows a mesmerising split-screen film by Belgian artist Michel François.

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

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

Ikon Gallery
  • Michel François: Pieces of evidence

    30 April – 22 June 2014

    First UK survey comprising sculpture, film, prints and photography

  • Ian Emes

    30 April – 22 June 2014

    French Windows (1972) an animated visualisation of One of These Days by Pink Floyd

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

    2 July – 31 August 2014

    Group exhibition including Cornelia Parker, Vanley Burke and Susan Hiller

Library of Birmingham

Centenary Square, B1 2ND

Opening times vary see website for details

Library of Birmingham
  • Album 31

    3 April – 30 June 2014

    Work by Sophy Rickett & Bettina von Zwehl responding to the Sir Benjamin Stone archive

  • Some Cities

    17 April – 18 July 2014

    The Photographers’ Wall. A social photography project led by Dan Burwood & Andrew Jackson

  • Daniel Meadows: Early Photography Works

    16 May – 17 August 2014

    The Gallery. A retrospective exhibition of photographer Daniel Meadows

The Lombard Method

68a Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR

Opening times vary. For full programme details see website.

The Lombard Method
  • Yan Xing

    8 May – 9 June 2014

    Beijing based artist Yan Xing is in residence from 8th May to 9th June. See website for full programme details.

Longbridge Public Art Project

LPAP|SPACE, 20 High Street, Longbridge, Birmingham, B31 2TW

Wed-Sat 10.30am-6pm. Artists-in-residence research and work in progress will be exhibited throughout 2014, please pop in to one of our events to see the work and find out more about the project.

Longbridge Public Art Project
    • See website for programme details

mac birmingham

Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

Open 9am–late
Tel. 0121-446-3232

mac birmingham
  • Tim Shaw RA: Black Smoke Rising

    12 April – 8 June 2014

    Large-scale installations reflecting on themes of conflict.

  • 50 Years On: The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies

    10 May – 29 June 2014

    Exploring the continuing influence of CCCS.

  • ARTIST ROOMS: Robert Therrien

    21 June – 7 September 2014

    Monumental sculptures transform everyday objects into fantastical installations.



Location and opening times vary, see website for details


  • Joanna Rajkowska: The Alternative Guide to Erdington

    9 May 2014

    6.30-8pm. Evening collecting stories

  • Joanna Rajkowska: Soon Everything Will Change

    31 May 2014

    A public art event in Erdington

  • Mini-seminar on public art

    5 June 2014

    6.30-8pm. Hosted by Eastside Projects

  • Media Collective Final Event

    12 July 2014

    Screening and exhibition showcasing work by PEA’s youth group.

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
  • Secret Garden

    7 April – 13 September 2014

    Exhibition of contemporary designer-maker craft and jewellery

  • Next Wave: Emerging Artists at the RBSA

    15 May – 7 June 2014

    Exhibition promoting early career artists

  • Prize Exhibition

    12 June – 12 July 2014

    Contemporary art exhibition with a £1000 prize

  • Summer Workshops

    14 July – 23 August 2014

    Adult art workshops open to all.

Sara Preisler Gallery

7 Gibb Terrace, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4BF

Mon-Sat 11-5pm. Closed Bank Holidays
Tel. 0121-248-4445

Sara Preisler Gallery
    • See website for programme details

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
  • Summer Degree Show

    9 – 15 June 2014

    BA (Hons) Art & Design and BA (Hons) Fine Art.
    Monday 9th June (private view) 6-8pm
    Tuesday 10th June – Friday 13th June 10-6pm
    Saturday 14th June 9-4pm
    Sunday 15th June 10-4pm

Spectrum Fine Art & Graphic Materials

175 Corporation Street, Birmingham City Centre, B4 6RG

Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm. 15% off RRP on Pip Seymour Artist Acrylic Colour. Free Mini Paint Tube set when you spend £15+ on GOLDEN products. Free Raphael Brush when you spend £15+ on Sennelier products. *Exclusive Birmingham Art Map Offer* Quote "Artmapoffer1" for an extra 10% off the brands above. Valid 01/05/2014-31/07/2014. Whilst stocks last. T&C's apply.

Spectrum Fine Art & Graphic Materials
    • See website for programme details


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

Opening times vary, see website for details

  • Limitations

    2 May 2014

    Sonic arts event

  • Brum Creatives

    8 – 18 May 2014

    Photographic portraits from Brum

  • Racket

    1 June 2014

    Live sound art for Supersonic festival

  • CG Associates and Stryx

    5 – 6 June 2014

    Residency exchange

  • Wojtulewicz, Korupczynska and Zaba

    21 June 2014

    Group performance

  • Mid-Lands

    26 June – 19 July 2014

    An exploration of Midlands-based artists born outside the UK

The Loft Birmingham

15 Priory Walk, Birmingham, B5 7LJ

Mon-Fri 10am-7pm

The Loft Birmingham
  • 1 January 1970

    See website for full programme details


3 Mary Street, Hockley, B3 1UD

Each exhibition lasts for two weeks and can be visited by appointment, please contact us via amy@platform-e.com

  • Karen McLean

    29 May 2014

    Launch event 5-7pm. Solo exhibition by Karen McLean, the exhibition lasts for two weeks and can be visited by appointment, please contact us via amy@platform-e.com

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website for details

Vivid Projects
  • Black Hole Club Social

    2 May – 1 August 2014

    02/05, 04/07, 01/08 Sounds, visuals & networking for Digbeth First Fridays

  • Film/Feminism/Identity/Activism

    6 – 28 June 2014

    Exhibition & events season exploring the cultural legacy of the CCCS. From Stuart Hall to Paul Gilroy, Dick Hebdige & Angela McRobbie, the centre changed the way we engage with culture.

  • Warwick Bar Fete

    27 July 2014

Warwick Bar

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

Saturday 26th July, 12-6pm

Warwick Bar
  • Warwick Bar Summer Fete

    26 July 2014

    12-6pm. A feast of food, art and culture, experience Digbeth’s canalside afresh with street food, visual art and performance, guided walks, music and family-friendly workshops. A free event for the whole family. See website for full programme details.