Winter 2021

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.


1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2BL

Opening times vary, see website for details.

  • Artefact Winter Open

    19 November 2021 – 22 January 2022

    Our annual winter open show, open to all artists in the West Midlands. See website for details.

  • Parallel Walking: Between Here and There, Between the Seen and the Unseen

    5 – 19 February 2022

    Art-walking collective Walkspace presents a collaboration with Indonesian walking group Jalan Gembira, showing simultaneously in Birmingham and Yogyakarta

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TS

Open Tues–Sun 10am–5pm
Tel. 0121-414-7333

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • Miss Clara and the Celebrity Beast in Art

    12 November 2021 – 27 February 2022

    Portraits in sculpture, paintings and prints of famous rhinos, elephants and hippos.

  • Cats and other Creature Companions

    12 November 2021 – 6 February 2022

    Pets in prints and drawings.

  • The First Dictators

    9 December 2021 – 26 June 2022

    Politics, propaganda and Roman coinage.

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG

Gallery & Café Wed–Sat 11am-4pm
Tel. 0121-517-0421

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)
  • Baff Akoto: LEAVE THE EDGES

    From 12 January 2022

    Exhibition exploring the complex ancestries of African diasporic cultural expression, inspired by spirituality and artistic practices from West Africa to the Caribbean and Europe whilst interrogating historic legacies and societal politics.


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

Open Wed–Sat 11–8pm and open late for events.

  • Simona Zemiatyte

    Dates TBC


  • Michaela Nagyidaiova

    4 – 26 February 2022


  • Centre for Migration and Forced Displacement

    4 – 19 March 2022



Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late

    • See website for programme details

Eastside Projects

86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

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

Eastside Projects
  • Emii Alrai: The Courtship of Giants

    5 February – 16 April 2022

    Launch event 04/02, 6–8pm.

    Large scale immersive installation by Leeds based artist.

Grand Union

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-9079

Grand Union
  • Heads and Tails, a solo exhibition by Phyllis Christopher

    12 January – 4 March 2022

    Heads and Tails is an expansion and exploration of Phyllis Christopher’s photographic work, blurring the lines of her personal collection and commercial shooting, showcasing queer collectivity and joy.

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

Tues–Sun, 11am– 5pm
Tel. 0121-248-0708

Ikon Gallery
  • James T. Hong: Animal

    3 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

    Ikon presents the first solo exhibition in Europe by Taiwanese-American artist and filmmaker.

  • Noor Abed: our songs were ready for all wars to come

    3 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

    Film based on documented folk tales from Palestine.

  • Betsy Bradley

    3 December 2021 – 13 February 2022

    An exhibition exploring painting as “the dance between thought and action.” Free entry.

Midlands Arts Centre – MAC

Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

MAC is open every day 9am–10pm, Gallery opening times vary, see website for details
Tel. 0121-446-3232

Midlands Arts Centre – MAC
  • Launch Event

    4 February 2022, 6–8pm. Free entry, all welcome.

    Launch event for Maryam Wahid: Zaibunnisa exhibition.

  • Maryam Wahid: Zaibunnisa

    5 February – 18 April 2022

    Through a new series of photographs taken in Pakistan and the UK, Zaibunnisa focuses on the physical and emotional journey
    of her mother as she emigrated from Pakistan to Birmingham in the 1980s and explores Wahid’s own identity as a British Pakistani woman.

Ort Gallery

496 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH

Wed–Thurs 10am– 2pm, Fri 12–5pm, Sat 12–4pm

Ort Gallery

    21 January – 5 March 2022

    Pop Art exhibition by popular Birmingham Artist Tye Forde aka TFA exploring Pop Art and how the modern world is seen through Eyes of Pop Art during the Pandemic. Lots of Colour, Stormtroopers, Talking Points and some installations.

Public House

9 Priory Square, The Square Shopping Centre, Birmingham, B4 7LJ

Thurs–Fri 12-4pm or by appointment. See website for details of full events programme.

Public House
    • See website for programme details

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, B3 1SA

Tues–Sat 10.30am– 5pm
Tel. 0121-236-4353

RBSA Gallery
  • Renewal

    1 January – 12 February 2022

    Exhibition of small works donated by Members and Associates priced at £500 or less – proceeds go to the RBSA building fund.

  • Print Prize Exhibition

    18 January – 26 February 2022

    Group exhibition championing and celebrating printmakers selected by Jehane Boden Spiers, Tim Southall and Professor Andrew Kulman.

  • Winter Workshops

    14 – 26 February 2022

    See website for more information.


Location varies

Opening times vary, see website for details.

  • Short Course: Biomaterial Design

    1 – 22 January 2022

    Explore the potential of sustainable materials development in this four part online course.

  • Pre-Application Workshop

    11/01, 01/02, 08/03

    Find out what’s on offer and how to apply for the STEAMhouse Create programme.


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

Opening times vary, see website/facebook for details.

  • Magda Jasiak Residency

    3 – 28 January 2022

    Visit by appointment.

  • Magda Jasiak

    29 January – 4 February 2022

    Residency open.

  • Magda Jasiak

    4 February 2022

    Closing exhibition.

The Roundhouse

1 Sheepcote Street, B16 8AE

Weds–Sun 9.30am–5.30pm
Tel. 0121-716-4077

The Roundhouse
  • Birmingham by Night: Winter Exhibition

    6 November 2021 – 27 March 2022

    Birmingham by Night focuses on the perception of Birmingham’s night shift workers in the late Victorian period and today.

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website for listings details.

Vivid Projects
  • 2022 Programme Launch

    4 February 2022, 6–8pm. Free entry, all welcome.

    See website for full programme details.