Before visiting galleries please remember to check their website for pre-booking requirements and changes to opening times. As well as this there are still a variety of online resources to engage with.

Autumn 2020

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. (Closed 09/09 – 04/10 for maintenance)
Tel. 0121-414-7333

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • Mini Podcasts

    12 May – 30 November 2020

    Listen here: tuesday talks

    Every Tuesday, enjoy an in-depth insight into the Barber’s stunning collection through this brand-new programme of mini podcasts.
    (After a break through August, the podcasts will return in September)

  • Sights of Wonder – Digital Exhibition

    12 June – 30 November 2020

    View here: Sights of Wonder

    An annual collaboration between Royal Collection Trust, the Barber, and by the 2019/20 cohort of ten MA Art History and Curating students at the University of Birmingham.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street, Southside, B5 4TB

Mon – Sat 10am–6pm

Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Van Gogh Alive

    8 October – 31 December 2020

    Adults from £15, Children from £12.50

    A digital art experience using stunning projections, classical music and scent that gives you the unique opportunity to step onto the Hippodrome’s stage and venture into Van Gogh’s world. From start to finish, be surrounded by a vibrant symphony of light, colour, sound and fragrance.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH

Open: Wednesday–Sunday 10am–5pm

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • Cold War Steve: Benny’s Babbies

    7 October 2020 – 7 February 2021

    Cold War Steve’s most ambitious photo-collage to date. A celebration of Birmingham, it takes an 18th-century view of St Martin’s Church as its starting point and is filled with the city’s icons, from Black Sabbath to Mr Egg.

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    17 October 2020 – 7 February 2021

    Pre-booking essential. £7.50/3

    The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London, will feature exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, and the breath-taking diversity of the natural world.

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG

Gallery: Wed – Sat 11am-4pm. Café: Mon-sat 11am-4pm
Tel. 0121-517-0421

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)
  • Mathare Futurism

    16 September 2020 – 31 March 2021

    Exhibition about artist / activist community Mathare Green Movement in Kenya.

  • Art & Tech Summit: can technology save us?

    21 November, 10am – 5pm

    In the context of the BLM movement and the effects of Covid-19, this virtual
    event will explore activist, artist and practitioner responses to the
    provocative question: CAN TECHNOLOGY SAVE US?

  • Coderbeatz

    21 Nov and 19 Dec 2020

    Creative digital music programme for young Black kids aged between 11-15


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

Tues – Sat 11–6pm and late for events.

  • Pavel Braila, Undressing the bride: Introduction

    2 – 24 October 2020

    An introduction to a 1st UK show of Moldovan artist Pavel Braila

  • Oksana Bischin, See me/see me not

    2 – 24 October 2020

    Photography exhibition displaying portaits of Kalderashi Roma community in

  • Valmed – ALLterations

    6 November – 18 December 2020

    A group show of Finnish new media and photography collective.

Eastside Projects

86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

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

Eastside Projects
  • When Screens Break

    2 October – 12 December 2020

    Emma Talbot’s new large-scale commission ‘When Screens Break’ forecasts a layered sci-fi narrative, imagining a future world where technology has moved beyond the control of humans and operates as a distant but authoritarian force.

  • Strange Matter

    2 October – 12 December 2020

    ‘Strange Matter’ is the first introduction into the constructed universe of Birmingham based artist Luke Routledge. A meeting of absurd figurative sculptures map out the beginnings of an invented folklore – a sculptural invitation to explore the territory of another society.

Grand Union

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-9079

Grand Union
  • Love & Solidarity

    7 February – 31 October 2020

    Solo ‘sister’ exhibition by Jamie Crewe co-commissioned with Humber Street Gallery, Hull.

    Book to visit gallery here: reopening Grand Union

  • Cooking Sections, The Empire Remains Shop – Birmingham.

    Ongoing Project, please visit Grand Union website.

  • The Growing Project

    Ongoing Project, please visit Grand Union website.

  • Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay Études

    23 September 2020 – 1 January 2021

    Several video works are presented as études.

    View here:

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

3–7pm Thurs , 12–4pm Fri–Sun
Tel. 0121-248-0708

Ikon Gallery
  • Krištof Kintera – THE END OF FUN!

    17 September – 22 November 2020

    Filling both gallery floors, whilst also expanding into the public realm, THE END OF FUN! is a timely exhibition probing the apocalyptic environmental issues we currently face, taking on a new poignancy in today’s climate.

Ort Gallery

496 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH

Wed – Sat 12 – 5pm during exhibition times.

Ort Gallery

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, B3 1SA

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

RBSA Gallery
  • RBSA Prize Exhibition 2020

    8 October – 21 November 2020

    With over 140 UK artists on display in the gallery and online, the RBSA Prize Exhibition is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work and be rewarded for their talents

  • Studio Sale

    10:30am – 2pm, 28 November

    Artwork by RBSA Artists in a wide range of media. All work is priced at £300 or under.

Recent Activity

80-82 Floodgate Street, B5 5SP

Thurs–Sat, 12–5pm during exhibitions

Recent Activity
    • See website for programme details


108 Digbeth, B5 6DT

Opening times vary, see website for details.

    • See website for programme details


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

Opening times vary, see website/facebook for details.

  • Peep@stryx

    1 June – 30 October 2020

    A brand new Stryx Online Residency programme in response to Covid-19 crisis.


498–500 Moseley Road, Balsall Health, B12 9AH

Opening times vary, see website for details.

    • See website for programme details

The Hive

43–47 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter B1 3PE

Mon–Fri 8am–3.30pm. Weekend opening times vary, see website for details

The Hive
  • Vital Beauty

    10 October – 14 November 2020

    This exhibition references John Ruskin’s views on architecture and in
    particular his book The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849).

    Timed ticket bookings through Eventbrite, book here.

  • Real Junk Food Project

    14/11 9.30-3pm & 12/12 9.30 – 3pm

    The Real Junk Food Project CENTRAL saves waste food from landfill by redistributing it around the city and is set to start a monthly community pop-up café at The Hive.
    Pay-as-you-feel.Pre booking required.

    Book here.

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

Vivid Projects
  • VLTV

    every Friday at 7pm.

    Vivid Projects and Vivid Live are pleased to announce VLTV, a series of Live Art works made to be experienced digitally and available for seven days on our Vimeo channel.

  • Cut, Copy, Remix

    8 – 24 October 2020

    Cut Copy Remix is an exhibition of the new work and ongoing research that responds to and reconfigures images from the Digital Image Resource. Shown across sites at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Vivid Projects.