Spring 2022

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 Tues–Sun 10am–5pm
Tel. 0121-414-7333

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • The First Dictators

    9 December 2021 – 26 June 2022

    Politics, propaganda and Roman coinage.

  • Founding the Barber Institute

    11 February – 12 June 2022

    Photos, plans, correspondence
    and other archive material explore origins of an arts centre ahead of
    its time

  • Dürer: The Making of a Renaissance Master

    17 June – 25 September 2022

    Iconic paintings, drawings and prints from the Royal Collection

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

    12 January – 30 April 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.

  • Joy Sticks

    11 May – 28 August 2022

    With work by Robin Price and We Throw Switches. Family Friendly exhibition inspired by sport and movement including the story of ‘Birmingham’s Baton’, the Queen’s Baton made for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022


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

Open Wed–Sat 12–6pm and open late for events.

  • Simona Zemiatyte: All You Need is Love

    4 March – 30 April 2022


  • We Are Here: From Ukraine

    1 – 30 April 2022


  • Ewa Partum: My Problem is a Problem of a Woman

    6 May – 25 June 2022


  • My Problem is Problem of a Women – Voices from a Younger Generation

    6 – 28 May 2022


  • Ania Tomaszewska-Nelson: In the Beginning

    3 June – 25 July 2022



Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

Opening times vary

  • 1 April, 6 May and 3 June, 6pm–late

    Time to try something new as Digbeth comes alive on the First Friday of each month with late openings, special events in galleries, culture in unexpected spaces, live music and more.

    Opening times vary, check our website for 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

    11 March – 30 April 2022

    Large scale immersive installation by Leeds based artist.

  • Rajni Perera: Travellers

    4 June – 6 August 2022

    Solo show by Sri Lankan- Canadian artist.

  • Bijan Moosavi: Disco Islam – Future Phantasmagoria

    4 June – 6 August 2022

    Solo show by Iranian multimedia artist.

Grand Union

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-9079

Grand Union
  • Floating Garden Launch

    1 April 2022, 5–7pm

    Fazeley Street Branch Canal

  • Alberta Whittle, Bothy Launch

    6 May 2022, 6–8pm

    Minerva Garden

  • The Age of Dreamers is Over

    3 – 26 June 2022

    Group exhibition with Louise Beer, Jack Lewdjaw and Mine Heydari- Waite. Curated by University of Birmingham MA Art History & Curating students.

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

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

Ikon Gallery
  • Carlo Crivelli: Shadows on the Sky

    23 February – 29 May 2022

    The first UK exhibition dedicated to Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli

  • Audrey Flack: After Crivelli

    23 February – 29 May 2022

    Two works by pioneering photorealist artist Audrey Flack

  • Britta Marakatt-Labba: Under the Vast

    23 March – 29 May 2022

    Embroidered works chronicling
    the history and culture of the Sámi people

The Lombard Method

68a Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR

Opening times vary.

The Lombard Method
  • Cheap Cheap + The New Happiness

    See Instagram for programme details

    The Lombard Method is a studio complex. Housed inside are two artist-led spaces: Cheap Cheap and the new happiness

Midlands Arts Centre – MAC

Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

First Floor Gallery Tue–Sun 11am–5pm Arena and Community Galleries Mon–Sun 9am–late
Tel. 0121-446-3232

Midlands Arts Centre – MAC
  • 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.

  • Sharon Walters: Seeing Ourselves

    15 April – 26 June 2022

    Intricate paper cut pieces that celebrate and uplift Black women

  • Mixed Rage Collective: Unapologetically Other

    15 April – 26 June 2022

    Group exhibition

  • John Akomfrah: The Unfinished Conversation

    7 May – 26 June 2022

    Moving image work reflecting on the culture of the black diaspora

Recent Activity

80-82 Floodgate Street, B5 5SP

Fridays by appointment

Recent Activity
  • Flatten and Collapse

    1 April – 7 May 2022

    Solo exhibition by James Lomax


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

Opening times vary, see website/facebook for details.

  • Stryx Shop Spring Fair

    1 April 2022, 6–9pm

    One night sales event of Stryx Shop artists including stalls and a showreel. Free entry, with bar serving drinks

  • 2 – 30 April 2022

    See website for details

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website for listings details.

Vivid Projects
  • (Algo | Afro) Futures

    14 April 2022, 7–9pm

    Live coding programme launch with performers including hellocatfood

  • Duplicate: Assembly Line

    6 May 2022, 5–8pm

    The Duplicate Team/BAAAD Press run a zine making & badge making workshop

  • Cut Copy Remix

    3 – 11 June 2022

    Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery & Black Hole Club collaborate for
    a second iteration of Cut, Copy, Remix