Spring 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.

A3 Project Space

2 Bowyer Street, Digbeth, B10 0SA

Opening times vary, see website for details.
www.a3projectspace.org

A3 Project Space
  • Participate

    1 March – 28 August 2020

    A3 artists deliver projects to support creative practitioners & engage communities.

  • Cathy Wade – MXBodySpaceMotioningThem

    1 March – 31 August 2020

    See website for dates and details.

  • Gavin Rogers – Still Waters

    1 March – 31 August 2020

    See website for dates and details.

  • Carolyn Morton –Ink Flows.

    1 March – 31 August 2020

    See website for dates and details.

  • Adam Carver –Queer Song Lab

    1 March – 31 August 2020

    See website for dates and details.

  • Trevor Pitt – Project Planning for Artists.

    25/04,02/05,05/05,16/05 20/06

    See website for dates and details.

  • Juneau Projects – Laser Cutting for Artists

    1 May – 30 June 2020

    See website for dates and details.

Artefact

1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2BL

Opening times vary, see website for details.
artefactstirchley.co.uk

Artefact
  • Ten Acres of Sound

    10 April – 3 May 2020

    Artefact is producing an experimental noise festival in Stirchley with sound installations and performances throughout the area. See website for details.

Artisan Alchemy Gallery

84 Caroline Street Jewellery Quarter B3 1UP

Tues–Sat 10am–4pm
artisan-alchemy.co.uk

Artisan Alchemy Gallery
  • Exhibition and evening talk by PhD student Wanshu Li from the School of Jewellery

    Date to be confirmed

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

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • Maternal Bonds

    31 January – 24 May 2020

    Prints and drawings of motherhood: Van Ostade to Kollwitz.

  • Cézanne & the Modern French Print

    7 February – 7 June 2020

    Rare prints by Cézanne, Manet, Vuillard, Millet & Renoir.

  • Cornwall as Crucible

    19 February – 17 May 2020

    Modern art in St Ives: Hepworth, Gabo, Lanyon et al.

  • BARBER LATES

    1 March – 31 May 2020

    After-hours art – talks, workshops, tours. See website for details/dates.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street, Southside, B5 4TB

Mon – Sat 10am–6pm
birminghamhippodrome.com

Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Ways of Belonging: Taste

    27 February – 29 May 2020

    An Ort Gallery offsite exhibition questioning the issue of working- class representation in the culture sector through the work of four artists working and living in and around Birmingham: Adam Neal, Asuf Ishaq, Nilupa Yasmin and Santhanha.

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH

Open Mon–Thu 10am–5pm, Fri 10.30am–5pm, Sat & Sun 10am–5pm
birminghammuseums.org.uk/bmag

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
  • Birmingham Revolutions – Power to the People

    7 December 2019 – 4 September 2020

    Discover the history of activism, protest and social change in our city.

  • Dressed to the Nines

    7 December 2019 – 4 September 2020

    Explore dressing up and going out from 1850 to the present day.

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    23 May – 6 September 2020

    The world-renowned photography exhibition from the Natural History Museum.

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG

Gallery: Tues–Sat 12-5pm. Café: Mon-Fri 9 – 5pm, Sat 12 – 5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-2617
bom.org.uk

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)
  • Herstory

    10 January – 25 April 2020

    An exhibition about reproductive innovation, rights and politics.

  • Art & Tech Social

    1 March – 31 May 2020

    Monthly workshop/talks bringing art and technology together. See website for dates.

  • Doodle

    07/05, 6pm

    Preview event.

  • Doodle

    8 – 31 May 2020

    Draw! Make! Do! Creative, family friendly fun by artists Holly Gramazio and John Sear.

Centrala

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

Tues – Sat 11–6pm and late for events.
centrala-space.org.uk

Centrala
  • Paulina Korobkiewicz–Udarny Trud

    1 February – 27 March 2020

    A solo show of a London based Polish photographer Paulina Korobkiewicz.

  • Neozoon collective exhibition

    3 April – 10 May 2020

    An exhibition of a collective of anonymous female artists based in Berlin, curated by Flatpack Festival and Centrala. See website for details.

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Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late
digbethfirstfriday.com

  • Digbeth First Friday March

    06/03, 6pm to late

  • Digbeth First Friday April

    03/04, 6pm to late

  • Digbeth First Friday May

    01/05, 6pm to late

Eastside Projects

86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

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

Eastside Projects
  • In the Castle of My Skin

    25 January – 11 April 2020

    Exhibition by Sonia Boyce.

  • The Yellow Wallpaper

    25 January – 11 April 2020

    Solo show by Lindsey Mendick.

  • Selfie Choreography

    06/03, 6.30–7.30pm

    Performance by Harold Offeh.

  • Duplicate Publishing Fair

    03/04 6–9pm, 04/04 12–4pm

  • Exhibitions launch

    01/05, 6–8pm

  • When Screens Break

    2 May – 11 July 2020

    Solo show by Emma Talbot.

  • Strange Matter

    2 May – 11 July 2020

    Solo show by Luke Routledge.

Grand Union

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-9079
grand-union.org.uk

Grand Union
  • The Empire Remains Shop Birmingham

    17 January – 30 August 2020

    New commission by Alberta Whittle at Junction Works.

  • Love & Solidarity

    7 February – 17 April 2020

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

  • THINKING FUTURES

    6 March – 29 May 2020

    A wall hanging created by young people in Birmingham.

  • Artist Led FLORA WALK

    03/04 6.30pm

    Booking details on website.

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

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

Ikon Gallery
  • John Newling

    4 March – 31 May 2020

    Newling explores the natural world and social and economic systems.

  • Judy Watson

    4 March – 31 May 2020

    Australian Indigenous artist Watson shows new paintings and video.

  • Yhonnie Scarce

    9 April – 31 May 2020

    Australian Indigenous artist Scarce explores the political  aesthetics of glass.

Lux Gallery

13 Green Field Crescent Edgbaston B15 3BE

luxgallery.co.uk

Lux Gallery
  • 1 March – 31 May 2020

    This spring Lux Gallery opens its doors, boasting a host of exclusive artists and works to Birmingham. With a new exhibition every month, regular events and an in-house photographic studio. Please follow our social media pages for updates.

Midlands Arts Centre – MAC

Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

9am – 9.45pm Gallery opening times vary, see website for details
Tel. 0121-446-3232
www.macbirmimngham.co.uk

Midlands Arts Centre – MAC
  • Art and Social Change: The Disability Arts Movement

    11 January – 22 March 2020

    Group exhibition.

  • The Influence Project

    18 January – 22 March 2020

    Photography exhibition.

  • Caroline Walker: Women’s Work

    4 April – 28 June 2020

    Painting exhibition.

  • Maxine Walker: UNTITLED

    4 April – 21 June 2020

    Photography exhibition.

  • Exhibition Launch

    04/04, 2–4pm

Ort Gallery

496 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH

Wed – Sat 12 – 5pm during exhibition times.
ortgallery.co.uk

Ort Gallery
  • Professional Development Session

    11/03, 6pm

    How do I fund my practice? £5/3.

  • Artist Talk

    14/03, 2–3.30pm

    Daniel Regan & Antonia Attwood.

  • Recipes of Resistance

    21 March – 2 May 2020

    Group Show featuring Raju Rage, Sabba Khan, Navi Kaur, Jasleen Kaur.

  • Curator Talk

    07/04, 6.30pm

    Sylvia Theuri “How to become a curator” £5/3.

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, B3 1SA

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

RBSA Gallery
  • RBSA Open

    5 March – 4 April 2020

    An open submission exhibition that brings together artists working in all media.

  • Candidates

    7 – 19 April 2020

    Annual showcase of work by artists in the election process to become RBSA Members and Associates.

  • 20 Years in the JQ

    6 May – 6 June 2020

    Exhibition celebrating the RBSA Gallery’s 20th year in the Jewellery Quarter.

Recent Activity

80-82 Floodgate Street, B5 5SP

Thurs–Sat, 12–5pm during exhibitions
recentactivity.org.uk

Recent Activity
  • 1 March – 31 May 2020

    See website for programme details.

Solid Projects

The Old Print Works 498–506 Moseley Road balsall Heath B12 9AH

Opening times vary, see website for details.
solid-projects.co.uk

Solid Projects
  • Retrograde

    14 – 15 March 2020

    Public View 14/03, 6–9pm with art and music.
    Talk & Tour 15/03, 12–2pm.

  • CONCRETE

    9 – 10 May 2020

    Public View 09/05, 6–9pm with art and sound.
    Performance 10/05, 12–2pm.

    Please check website for more details.

STEAMhouse

108 Digbeth, B5 6DT

Opening times vary, see website for details.
steamhouse.org.uk

STEAMhouse
  • 1 March – 31 May 2020

    See website for events programme and details about how to become a member.

Stryx

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

Opening times vary, see website/facebook for details.
stryx.co.uk

Stryx
  • Conniveo

    6 – 15 March 2020

    Georgia Tucker, BBC New Creative – artist will combine virtual reality with a physical installation.

  • Artist in residency

    3 April 2020

    See website for details.

  • Studio holders show

    1 May 2020

    Group exhibition of Stryx’s studio holders.

The_GAP

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

Opening times vary, see website for details.
www.thegapartsproject.co.uk

The_GAP
  • KATHARSIS: Purification Through Art

    22 February – 7 March 2020

    Exhibition of illustrations by Amarno Inai on mental health.

  • Suspect Objects Suspect Subjects

    18 – 28 March 2020

    Exhibition by Faisal Hussain responding to the victimisation of Muslim communities.

  • Making for Change Expo

    9 May – 6 June 2020

    Exhibition by Craftspace showcasing their youth craftivism projects.

The Hive

43–47 Vittoria Street Jewellery Quarter B1 3PE

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

The Hive
  • The Fading City

    2 – 14 March 2020

    New print work by Jemma Gunning and Tracey Thorne.

  • The Machinery

    20 – 15 March 2020

    Collaborative sound and video installation by Caroline Radcliffe, Sarah Angliss and Jon Harrison.

  • Silent History

    21 April – 9 June 2020

    Exhibition exploring personal experiences, history and contemporary views of D/deaf, visually impaired and disabled workers in the city.

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.
vividprojects.org.uk

Vivid Projects
  • Cut, Copy, Remix

    1 April 2020 – 30 April 2030

    Thru April in association with BMAG.

  • WORK

    3 – 25 April 2020

    Exhibition of films that explore the realities of what ‘work’ means for the way we live today.

  • Black Hole Club 2020 Cohort

    01/05 6–8pm

    Launch.

  • Vivid Alumni Residents

    1 – 31 May 2020

    Events thru May, see website for programme details.