Summer 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.

A H Contemporary Glass Gallery & Studio

15 Greenhouse, Gibb Street, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA

Tuesday – Saturday, 11am–5pm.

A H Contemporary Glass Gallery & Studio
  • Abstract Glass

    An ongoing exhibition of handmade glass artworks.

  • Beginner’s Weekend Fusing and Slumping Course

    Learn how to work with glass and kiln-form processes at our studio in the Custard Factory. Please contact us for further information and dates of our next course.


1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2BL

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

  • See website for programme details.

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
  • Vanley Burke: Photographing Birmingham (1968– 2011)

    10 February – 1 July 2018

    Poignant and everyday moments of life in Birmingham, from ground-breaking photographer Vanley Burke.

  • The Everyday and Extraordinary

    9 June – 9 November 2018

    An eclectic and surreal exhibition, where the everyday and extraordinary come together.

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm (once renovations are complete)
Tel. 0121-643-5016

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


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

Wednesday – Saturday, 11–6pm.

  • 100 YEARS, SO WHAT?

    6 June – 28 July 2018

    A group exhibition in response to the 100th anniversary of women gaining voting rights in Poland and in the UK. The exhibition will both celebrate the centenary, and create a space for discussion about what else is to be done within the emancipatory movement.


    See website and Facebook page for additional event


Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late

  • 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 6pm 'til late.

    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
  • Another Reality

    1 June, 6–9pm.

    Gallery relaunch and exhibition openings.

  • Migrating Flavours

    2 June – 21 July 2018

    Solo exhibition by Korean collective mixrice exploring issues of migration, borders and displacement.

  • The Endless Village

    2 June – 21 July 2018

    Newly commissioned video work by General Public, set in an imagined post-EU Britain.

    See website for events.


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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

  • Residency: Aleksander Wojtulewicz

    1 – 15 May 2018

    Residency Event 12/05.

    See website for details.


    23 May – 3 June 2018

    A queer exhibition to coincide with Birmingham Pride.

    Opening night and performances 23/05, 6–8pm.

  • Workshop #2 – Basic Needlework

    24 June, 2–5pm.

    Workshop demonstrating hand sewing & embroidery.

  • Residency: Sophie Bancroft

    16 – 31 July 2018

The Edge/Friction Arts

79–81 Cheapside, Digbeth, B12 0QH & 'The Wedge' Pershore Street, B5 6UN

Opening times vary, see website for details

The Edge/Friction Arts
  • Everything Must Go

    Performance/installation celebrating our Wholesale Markets, see website for details.

  • Art Club

    Free visual arts workshops for people aged 8–18.

  • Other things

    We're doing loads of stuff that isn't necessarily public, ask us.

Grand Union

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-9079

Grand Union
  • Inherited Premises

    25 May – 3 August 2018

    A two-person show by Tako Taal and Rami George, curated by Seán Elder.

  • Curatorial Curriculum in Birmingham

    25 – 27 May 2018

    An alternative learning programme for emerging curators.

  • Katarina Zdjelar

    3 June

    Screening and talk, part of VOZ RARA organised by Anna Santomauro and Valerio Del Baglivo.


    Please see website for further details.

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

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

Ikon Gallery
  • Rie Nakajima: Cyclic

    Until 3 June.

  • Osman Yousefzada: Being Somewhere Else

    6 – 29 June 2018

  • Langlands & Bell Internet Giants: Masters of the Universe

    Until 10 June.

  • Clément Cogitore: Assange Dancing

    Until 10 June.

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)
  • Light Fantastic

    25 April – 20 July 2018

    Exhibition exploring the use of light therapy by the Photobiomodulation group and student Matthew Holding.

  • Stomafotis

    23 July – 21 September 2018

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

Ort Gallery

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

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

Ort Gallery
  • Et In Arcadia Ego

    10 May – 21 June 2018

    A Solo Exhibition by Charlotte Jarvis exploring mortality through science and art.

  • Et In Arcadia Ego Opening Event

    10 May, 6–8pm.

  • Death, Faith & Cancer Discussion Group

    12 May, 2pm.

    Panel discussion in association with BrumYODO.

  • Precious

    29 May, 2pm.

    Family craft workshop in association with BrumYODO.

  • Schwarmerei #2

    27 June – 28 July 2018

    Ort Gallery Members Group Show.

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!

  • Shape Up!

    28 May – 29 September 2018

    An exhibition of work by designer-makers creating exciting geometric designs in jewellery, ceramics, and textiles.

Research and Cultural Collections

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TS

Mon – Fri, 9am–5pm.

Research and Cultural Collections
  • Dinah Prentice: Piecing

    8 June – 24 August 2018

    Exploring the artist’s practice of suturing materials that have been fractured or divided, this exhibition highlights a lifelong commitment to radical feminist enquiry.

  • 1960s Art and Architecture

    23 August

    Join us on a tour to discover highlights of 1960s art and architecture at the University of Birmingham.


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

Wed–Sat, 12–4pm

  • Men in Waiting

    04 May, 7.30–8pm.

    Katarzyna Perlak: Vulnerable, Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll: New Work, performance.

  • The Dry Womb

    1 June, 6.30–8.30pm.

    Hannah Mary performance.

  • Games of Absence and Presence: Performing Ritual

    2 June, 2–5pm.


  • Proofer—Artists Residency

    6 July, 6–9pm.

    Introduction. See website for details.


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

Opening times vary, see website for details.

  • Everything Connected

    22 April – 19 May 2018

    A site-specific light installation by Hannah Brown, investigating the roots of Balsall Heath whilst exploring the philosophical principle that everything is connected. See our website for the full programme and for further details on upcoming exhibitions, projects, workshops and public events.

Vittoria Street Gallery

School of Jewellery, 82–86 Vittoria Street, B13PA

Monday – Friday, 10am–4pm.

Vittoria Street Gallery
  • Make Your Future

    A Crafts Council project that aims to re-ignite a passion for making in schools. July dates tbc, check website for details.

  • BCU Inspired Festival

    11 – 15 June 2018

    School of Jewellery graduate shows.

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

Vivid Projects
  • Stellar

    04 May, 6–8pm.

    Exhibition curated by Lumen.

  • Nicola Hunter: Motherfucker

    19 May, 7pm.

    Intimate new work. Book via website.

  • Introducing…

    09 June.

    New dance platform collaboration with Birmingham Dance Network.


Workshop Birmingham

Locations and event times vary, see website for details.

  • Visit our website for details of factory visits and practical workshops and to browse Make Works Birmingham our growing directory of materials suppliers, workshops and manufacturers.