Currently venues are closed. In the meanwhile, explore the public programmes and online resources galleries have created to engage with from our homes.

Online Content

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.

Artefact

1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2BL

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

Artefact

Artisan Alchemy Gallery

84 Caroline Street Jewellery Quarter B3 1UP

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

Artisan Alchemy Gallery

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
  • Archives

    1 April – 31 July 2020

    Exhibition Archives
    Take a scroll through our exhibitions archive – or explore our collections online.

  • Barber Home

    1 April – 30 July 2020

    Each week the Barber team will be sharing ideas with you to explore in your own home. These reflections have all been generated in response to the collection and galleries as part of a new campaign, Barber Home.

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Bearwood Action For Refugees/ 36000 Humans

36000Humans.co.uk/

Online from 15 June
36000Humans.co.uk/interactive

  • 36000 Humans

    15 – 30 June 2020

    36000 Humans looks to honour and remember all those who have died seeking sanctuary in Europe. Since Refugee Week 2019 individuals, groups and organisations have been responding to The List of names of those who have died, creating, growing, writing and making in their memory.

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

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.

    Exhibition Online

  • Art & Tech Social

    3pm: 29/04, 13/05, 10/06, 11am: 29/07

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

    Co-curated with Eyebeam New York, BOM are bringing 3 events to Zoom over the coming months. These conversations will explore the work of 3 practitioners working with tech in different ways.

    1) New media & performance artist exploring chronic illness and data Yo-Yo Lin . 29 April.

    2) Artist and technologist working on Blackness, Movement, and Technology LaJuné McMillian. 13 May.

    3) Artist, writer interested in modes of violence, architecture and technology Bassem Saad. 10 June.

    More info available at bom.org.uk/2020/04/22/art-tech-social/ 11am: 29/07

    Art and Tech Social: Bioart Post-Pandemic

  • Virtual Learning for Children

    1 April – 31 July 2020

    Activities cover STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) topics with a mixture of interactive online activities and creative craft making fun. From creating cool coding, balloon breathing lungs or roaring rockets, your family can have lots of shared fun with these links.

    Virtual Learning

  • Doodle

    11 May – 29 August 2020

    Doodle is an online collection of games and activities celebrating the art of mark making and drawing. Whether it is your key strokes that make marks, or your pencil, Doodle is here to engage and enthral all ages. Featuring a brand new, downloadable activity by Hien Pham and fantastic games by Andi McClure & Michael Brough, Lingdong Huang and Jarryd Huntley.

    bom.org.uk/doodle

Centrala

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

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

Centrala
  • Centrala Online

    1 April – 30 June 2020

    Sat 18 April, 6pm Live performance: Zofia Krawiec
    30 April, 6pm kinoManual – Live AV Performance
    14 May, 6pm Barbara Milhalyi – Live Artist Talk
    28 May, 6pm Iwona Demko ¬– Live Artist Talk
    11 June, 6pm Sylwia Narbutt – Live Artist Talk

  • Centrala Workshops and Online events

    27 June – 31 July 2020

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Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late
digbethfirstfriday.com

  • Online Content

    1 May – 31 July 2020

    see website for details

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 – 31 July 2020

    Exhibition by Sonia Boyce.

    Virtual Tour

  • The Yellow Wallpaper

    25 January – 31 July 2020

    Solo show by Lindsey Mendick.

    Virtual Tour

  • Online Events

    1 April – 31 July 2020

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.

  • The Growing Project Online

    23 April – 25 June 2020

    As an extension of The Growing Project at St Anne’s Hostel and with Crisis, Grand Union are rethinking some elements of their collaborative programme.

    They are responding to the current situation by rethinking how they can distribute knowledge and resources, whilst connecting a network of gardeners (remotely) to think about the future through plants and growing.

    The Online Growing Project

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

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

Ikon Gallery

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
  • The Influence Project – virtual tour

    18 January – 30 June 2020

    The Influence Project celebrates the impact that leading Black musicians have had on contemporary sound and culture, and their enduring creative, social and political influence on new generations of artists. The exhibition is a collaboration between photographer Alexis Chabala and curator Lorayne Crawford.

    Explore The Influence Project: Interactive 3D Virtual Tour

  • Blog

    1 April – 31 July 2020

  • ARTconnects for Refugees

    20 June, 2–4pm

    Create your own artwork at home and engage in discussion, in a special online workshop for girls and women to mark Refugee Week, as part of Midsummer Festival.

    International award-winning artist and activist Salma Zulfiqar will lead the free workshop, which will take place on Zoom. Art and conversation will be the recipe to connect people in lockdown from diverse backgrounds, to celebrate migration through creative expression. This ARTconnects workshop brings together refugees, migrants and people in host communities to build solidarity and promote peace and tolerance.

    Info here

  • Mark Thomas Live-streamed Event

    9 July 2020

    (more details TBC)

  • Virtual Tour: Jonny & the Baptists Love You & Hate Covid

    14 July, 8pm

    Presented by Avalon Promotions

    Last year, multi-award-nominated musical-comedy duo Jonny & the Baptists made a new show about love and their friendship. After a critically acclaimed Edinburgh run, they toured the show to more than thirty cities and towns across the UK. They were about to do another run of tour dates when suddenly it became impossible to leave the house and travel around… So they’re taking the show virtually on the road.

    In partnership with some of the duo’s very favourite arts centres, theatres and comedy clubs, the guys will be performing the show two metres apart from each other, live from the downstairs room in their (currently shut) local pub. Each show will be performed as if from a different city and venue, via the power of live streaming.

    Info Here

Ort Gallery

496 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH

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

Ort Gallery
  • Recipes of Resistance

    21 March – 31 August 2020

    Recipes of Resistance now online here.

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

  • Breaking into the Arts Industry

    1 May – 31 August 2020

    Industry support videos. Ort Gallery will be uploading 4 in total over the next month.

    View here

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, B3 1SA

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

RBSA Gallery
  • Online Content

    1 May – 31 July 2020

    Blog
    Including: Artists at Home, RBSA Open 2020 and more.

  • RBSA Friends Online Exhibition

    16 July – 13 August 2020

    After the success of the RBSA’s first online exhibition, we are holding a second online exhibition for Friends of the RBSA. The RBSA Gallery provides a platform for Friends to display their work at various stages of their career.

    Online here

STEAMhouse

108 Digbeth, B5 6DT

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

STEAMhouse
  • 1 March – 31 July 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
  • Peep@stryx

    1 June – 30 October 2020

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

The_GAP

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

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

The_GAP
  • Self, Isolated

    1 May – 31 July 2020

    Self, Isolated is an open call-out for you to create a self portrait that reflects on your experiences of lockdown and the COVID 19 crisis.
    All submitted artworks will be shared online through our social media channels over the coming months.

Vivid Projects

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

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

Vivid Projects
  • WORK

    3 – 25 April 2020

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

    From May 1 2020 at workprojects.org.uk

    Online Q&A with the artists at 7pm BST on Zoom
    Exhibition of films that explore the realities of what ‘work’ means for the way we live today.

  • Cut, Copy, Remix

    18 April – 2 May 2020

    Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Black Hole Club , Mixed Milk and Cold War Steve weekly online.

  • Black Hole Club 2020 Cohort

    01/05 6–8pm

    Black Hole Club present work and conversations to mark International Workers’ Day.