Winter 2019

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

Opening times vary, see website for details.

  • 1 December 2019 – 29 February 2020

    See website for events and exhibitions programme


    Artefact is a co operative led art gallery and event space in Stirchley. A community focused workspace, they also function as a cafe and bar. See website for programme details.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street, Southside, B5 4TB

Mon – Sat 10am–6pm

Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Hippodrome 120 Sculpture Commission – Tower of Varieties

    25 October 2019 – 29 February 2020

    A brand-new site-specific installation by renowned sculptor Rachael Champion inspired by Birmingham’s architecture and marking the theatre’s 120th birthday. See website for further 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
  • 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

    Exquisite garments and accessories will be displayed alongside works of art, many of which have never been shown before, as we explore dressing up and going out from 1850 to the present day.

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 (Birmingham Open Media)
  • Herstory Preview event

    09/01 6–8pm

  • Herstory

    10 January – 25 April 2020

    An exhibition exploring the body politics of reproductive health.

  • In Posse, Making Female Sperm

    14/02 6–9pm

    Enjoy Valentines day with some fizz, a performative lecture by artist Charlotte Jarvis & the opportunity to donate blood to her Female Sperm project! Booking required.


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

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

  • Borders – Studio 44 Exhibition

    1 November – 20 December 2019

    Group exhibition – part of an ongoing cultural exchange between Swedish art collective Studio 44 based in Stockholm and Centrala.

  • Paulina Korobkiewicz Photography exhibition

    1 February 2020

    See website for full programme details.


Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late

  • Digbeth First Friday December

    06/12 6pm to late


    Time to try something new as Digbeth comes alive on the First Friday of each month with late openings, special events in galleries, culture in unexpected spaces, live music, street food and more.


  • Digbeth First Friday February

    07/02 6pm to late

Eastside Projects

86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

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

Eastside Projects
  • Broken Link

    28 September – 14 December 2019

    Solo show by Lady Skollie.

  • Unreal Estate

    28 September – 14 December 2019

    Solo show by Sofia Niazi.

  • Christmas Quiz

    12 December, 7–9pm

    £1 per person, winning team takes all

    Bar proceeds go to Birch Network

  • In the Castle of My Skin

    25 January – 18 April 2020

    Solo show by Sonia Boyce with guest artists Kate Cooper, Luc Pheles, Harold Offeh, Anna Barham, Flora Parrott, Lindiwe Matshikiza and more.
    Public Preview 24 January, 6-8pm.

  • The Yellow Wallpaper

    25 January – 18 April 2020

    Solo show by Lindsey Mendick exploring female ‘histrionics’, depression and Russian spies.
    Public Preview 24 January, 6-8pm.

Grand Union

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-9079

Grand Union
  • Junction Works

    24 hours per day

    Junction Works, 106 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS

  • The Empire Remains Shop Birmingham

    17 January – 1 May 2020

    A new commission by Alberta Whittle at Junction Works. Please check website for upcoming events programme.

  • Love & Solidarity

    7 February – 17 April 2020

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

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

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

Ikon Gallery
  • Meryl McMaster As Immense as the Sky

    4 December 2019 – 23 February 2020

    From a rising generation of indigenous artists in Canada, McMaster uses photography to explore identity.

  • John Walker New Paintings

    4 December 2019 – 23 February 2020

    New “anti-scenic” paintings, inspired by the coastal landscapes of Maine.

Midlands Arts Centre – MAC

Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

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

Midlands Arts Centre – MAC
  • Made @MAC: All About Textiles

    9 November 2019 – 19 April 2020

  • West Midlands Craft Group: Crafting a Better Future

    23 November 2019 – 13 April 2020

  • Arts Markets

    01/12, 07/12, 08/12.11am–5pm

  • Art and Social Change: The Disability Arts Movement – curated by Anna Berry

    11 January – 22 March 2020

  • The Influence Project

    18 January – 22 March 2020

    Photography Exhibition.


171 Great Hampton Works, Great Hampton Row, Birmingham, B19 3JP

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

  • See Website for programme details.

Ort Gallery

496 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH

Wed – Sat 12 – 5pm during exhibition times.

Ort Gallery
  • I Read I Write

    30 November 2019 – 25 January 2020

    Solo exhibition by Kuwaiti-born Palestinian photographer Laura Boushnak about female literacy in Gaza and Saudi Arabia.

  • ARTconnects Workshop

    09/01, 10.30am

    A women’s workshop led by Salma Zulfiqar creating Arabic Calligraphy, Free.

  • Family Arts Workshop

    19/01, 2pm

    Family Workshop for children aged 5-11 with Sam Krankpod creating 3D paint designs, Free.

  • Poetry Performance

    22/01, 6pm

    Poets from Writers Without Boarders perform in front of the artwork exhibited, Free.

  • Artist Talk with Panel Discussion and Q&A

    24/01, 5:30pm

    Laura Boushnak shares her experience of creating I Read I Write followed by a panel discussion with Dr Dima Saber and Azadeh Sarjoughian chaired by curator Josephine Reichert, Free.

  • Closing Event

    25/01, 2pm

    Celebrating the exhibition and launching Laura Boushnak’s new book ‘I Read I Write’

  • Mother

    Opening Event 01/02, 2pm, Free

    Multi-media exhibition by Antonia Attwood and Daniel Regan looking at grief and loss, OCD thoughts and post-natal depression.

  • Artist Talk

    22/02, 2pm

    Anna Berry talks about her recent experience of being a curator in residence at MAC creating an exhibition about the Disability Arts Movement, Free.

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, B3 1SA

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

RBSA Gallery

    2 January 2020 – 15 February 2022

    Artwork by RBSA artists at affordable prices. All works are priced under £300.

  • RBSA Next Wave 2020

    17 – 29 February 2020

    Exhibition of recent graduates from the Midlands.

  • Winter Workshops

    17 – 29 February 2020

    Series of creative workshops. See website for more details.

Recent Activity

80-82 Floodgate Street, B5 5SP

Thurs–Sat, 12–5pm during exhibitions

Recent Activity
  • Celine Amendola, Adam Lewis- Jacob, Michael White

    6 December 2019 – 10 January 2020

    Group exhibition.

  • Hayley Tompkins

    7 February – 7 March 2020

    Solo exhibition.

Research and Cultural Collections

The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Monday – Friday, 9–5pm

Research and Cultural Collections
  • John Walker

    18 November 2019 – 1 March 2020

    From 1960s minimalism to richly allegorical prints and paintings of the 1990s, this exhibition explores the visual language of internationally acclaimed Birmingham-born artist John Walker.

  • Tours & Talks

    1 December 2019 – 29 February 2020

    Discover the extraordinary artefacts at RCC through lunchtime tours, exhibition talks and more.


108 Digbeth, B5 6DT

Opening times vary, see website for details.

  • Open House Tours

    Wednesdays 1–2pm or 6.30–7.30pm

    Take a tour of STEAMhouse – meet the team, explore the space and take a peek at the Production Space equipment and workshops. See website for dates and booking.


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

Opening times vary, see website/facebook for details.

  • Quebec Exchange

    1 November – 21 December 2019

    Exhibition showcasing works of three artists from Manif d’art 9 The Quebec City Biennial 2019 – Caroline Gagné, Anne–Marie Proulx and Nadia Myre.

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

Vivid Projects
  • BLCKHLCLB: Under Different Stars

    6 December 2019

    A sharing and celebration of new work with our artist cohort.

  • BLCKHLCLB 2020 Call Out

    10 January 2020

    Want to be part of our brilliant and daring 2020 Cohort? Details on website.

  • Emotional Polarity: Cardioid

    7 – 15 February 2020

    Exhibition with James Dooley and Matthew DF Evans on the impact of technology on human relationships.