Autumn 2018

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

Wednesday – Saturday, 11am–5pm. Open late Thursdays and Fridays (Except Digbeth First Fridays).

  • See website for programme details.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TS

Open Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat & Sun 11am–5pm.
Tel. 0121-414-7333

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • Men of The Docks

    23 March – 9 September 2018

    George Bellows’ urban masterpiece lent by the National Gallery.

  • Drawn to Perfection

    15 July – 23 September 2018

    Stunning Old Master drawings from the Royal Collection.

  • Maman

    19 October 2018 – 20 January 2019

    Paintings, prints and photos explore leading French Nabi artist Edouard Vuillard’s fascinating and beautiful depictions of his mother his muse.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH

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

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • The Everyday and Extraordinary

    9 June – 5 October 2018

    An eclectic and surreal exhibition, where the everyday and extraordinary meet.

  • Within and Without: Body Image and the Self

    22 July 2018 – 1 February 2019

    This exhibition examines how social, historical, and cultural factors affect the body image, and how this is expressed through objects and artworks.


Birmingham Open Studios

Locations and opening times vary across venues.

  • Birmingham Open Studios

    3 – 4 August 2018

    A city wide open studio event showing work from over 100 artists across 11 venues, come and find out more about the artists working in the city.

Birmingham Printmakers

Unit 312 Jubilee Centre, 130 Pershore Street, B5 6ND

Opening times vary, see website for details.

Birmingham Printmakers
  • See website for programme details.

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG

Gallery: Tues–Sat 12-5pm. Café: Mon–Fri, 8.30am–5pm, Sat 10.30am–4.30pm (10% Artist Discount).
Tel. 0121-643-2617

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)
  • See website for programme details.


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

Tuesday – Saturday, 11–6pm.

  • Eastern Bloc Songs:Party, Pop & Politics

    7 September – 19 October 2018

    Archival exhibition by Wayne Burrows coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring, illustrating the stylistic range, political complexity and artistic quality achieved working under the frequently strained conditions prevailing within former official communist state institutions c.1963–1988.

    See website for full programme details.


Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late

  • 03 August, 07 September, 05 October


    Time to try something new! Spend an evening exploring extraordinary culture, art, food and music across Digbeth. With so many organisations, venues and independents involved, what’s on and where changes each time, so check our website for details.

Eastside Projects

86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

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

Eastside Projects
  • Public Preview

    05 October, 6–9pm.

    Exhibition launch with performances throughout the evening

  • This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things X

    6 October – 22 December 2018

    Evolving group exhibition/space/performance.

  • 3-Phase: Nicola Singh

    6 – 27 October 2018

    New work and performance by NE based artist.


The Old Wig, 55 Great Tindal Street, Birmingham, B16 8DR

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

  • Residency: Fiona Shaw Survivalism

    10 – 23 August 2018

  • Presentation: Fiona Shaw Survivalism

    23 August, 5–8pm.


  • Residency: David Checkley

    1 September – 17 July 2018

  • Residency:Magdalena Jasiak

    18 September – 14 October 2018

  • Residency: Anita Mann

    19 October – 3 November 2018

Grand Union

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-9079

Grand Union
  • Ways of Learning

    7 September – 7 December 2018

    A group project curated by Seán Elder, Lucy Lopez and Kim McAleese, with Intervention Architecture, Uriel Orlow, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Cooking Sections, Sean Burns and SHOUT Festival of Queer Art & Culture, Kirsty Clarke, Mujeres Públicas and Nicoline Van Harskamp.

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

Tues–Sun 11am–5pm and bank holidays.
Tel. 0121-248-0708

Ikon Gallery
  • Knots’n Dust

    Until 09/09 Exhibition featuring new work by Mexico-based artist Francis Alÿs.

  • Epiphany

    Until 09/09 The first UK exhibition of work by renowned Czech artist Vladimír Kokolia.

  • Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers) 

    9 September – 18 November 2018

    Exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum.

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC)

Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

Opening times vary, see website/listing for details.
Tel. 0121-446-3232

Midlands Arts Centre (MAC)
  • 62 Group: Ctrl/Shift Talk and Tour

    18 August, 2–3pm.

    Meet the artists and curators from 62 Group at the opening of their exhibition. Booking required.

  • 62 Group: Ctrl/Shift

    Until 09/09 An exhibition about change and innovation in textile art from 62 Group and curator Liz Cooper. Exhibition opens Tue–Sun, 11–5pm.

Open Wide (Birmingham Dental Hospital exhibition space)

5 Mill Pool Way, B5 7EG (sat nav B5 7SA)

Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm

Open Wide (Birmingham Dental Hospital exhibition space)
  • Stoma Fotia

    23 July – 21 September 2018

    An exhibition by Justin Wiggan on sound and wellbeing in the fire service and oral health.

  • Dancing Bubbles

    24 September 2018 – 11 January 2019

    An exhibition about bubbles, vacuums and cavitation by Nina Vyas.

Ort Gallery

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

Tues–Sat,12am–5pm during exhibition times.

Ort Gallery
  • Beloved

    16 August – 29 September 2018

    Solo exhibition by Kashif Nadim Chaudry.

  • Beloved Opening

    16 August

    Exhibition opening event.

  • Beloved Closing

    29 September

    Exhibition closing event with live performance by Kashif Nadim Chaudry.

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, B3 1SA

Mon – Sat, 10.30am–5pm, Sun 1–5pm
Tel. 0121-236-4353

RBSA Gallery
  • Prize Exhibition

    10 May – 23 June 2018

    Our annual Prize exhibition attracts creative talent from across the country and offers a top prize of £1,000!

  • Next Wave

    3 – 22 September 2018

    An exhibition of contemporary art by early-career and emerging artists.

  • RBSA Curators from 1900–2018

    24 September – 6 October 2018

    Our annual display of artwork from our collection and archive will focus on past Honorary Curators of the Society.

Recent Activity

82 Floodgate Street, B5 5SP

Thurs–Sat, 12–5pm

Recent Activity
  • See website for details.

Research and Cultural Collections

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TS

Mon – Fri, 9am–5pm.

Research and Cultural Collections
  • Behind the scenes: Dinah Prentice and the Whispering Gallery

    03 August

    This event explores the artist’s practice of suturing materials that have been fractured or divided, as well as the hidden spaces of the Rotunda Gallery.


    See website for further programme details.

School of Art, Birmingham City University

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

Open 02/09 – 07/09, Mon – Fri 10am–5pm, Sat & Sun 10–4pm.

School of Art, Birmingham City University
  • Turn Out: Exhibition Launch

    04 September, 5–8pm.

    Turn off your television. Turn over your art map. Turn on. Turn up to TURN OUT, Birmingham School of Art’s MA Show 2018. Turn around bright eyes!


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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

  • IN Difference Opening

    03 August, 5–9pm.

    Exhibition by Rob Hamp, Andy Spackman and Jay Taylor.

  • IN Difference

    Open 04/08 and 11/08, 10am–4pm and midweek by appointment until 18/08.

  • Ashes to Ashes Opening

    31 August, 6–8pm.

    Performance by Alex Billingham at 7pm.

  • Ashes to Ashes

    Open Weds–Sat, 12–4pm.

  • Tom Kilby

    05 October, 6pm–9pm.


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

Opening times vary, see website for details.

  • Children in Movement

    11 September – 1 December 2018

    An exhibition presenting the stories and photographic portraits of people who migrated to Birmingham as children or young people from all over the world within the past 80 years. See our website for events programmed around this exhibition, and for further details on other upcoming exhibitions, projects and events.

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

Vivid Projects
  • Ideas of Noise

    3 – 5 August 2018

    Experimental music event.


    1 – 30 September 2018

    Online exhibition.

  • Mediafest

    5 – 27 October 2018

    Exhibition of media art and tech from tapes to algorithms.


Workshop Birmingham

Locations and event times vary, see website for details.

    • See website for programme details