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.


1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2BL

Opening times vary, see website for details.


Artisan Alchemy Gallery

84 Caroline Street Jewellery Quarter B3 1UP

Tues–Sat 10am–4pm

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

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • Archives

    1 April – 31 May 2020

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

  • Barber Home

    1 April – 31 May 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.

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

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

    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.

    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

  • Virtual Learning for Children

    1 April – 31 May 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.


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

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

  • Centrala Online

    1 April – 31 May 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


Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late

  • Online Content

    1 – 31 May 2020

    see website for details

Eastside Projects

86 Heath Mill Lane, B9 4AR

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

Eastside Projects
  • In the Castle of My Skin

    25 January – 11 April 2020

    Exhibition by Sonia Boyce.

    Virtual Tour

  • The Yellow Wallpaper

    25 January – 11 April 2020

    Solo show by Lindsey Mendick.

    Virtual Tour

  • Online Events

    1 April – 31 May 2020


Flatpack 2020: the Home Entertainment edition

The fourteenth edition of the film festival has been adapted during the current COVID-19 situation to bring the festival to your home.

  • Short Film Competition

    1 – 17 May 2020

    The acclaimed and BAFTA-qualifying short film competition will be going ahead online, with the usual stew of animation, documentary and inventive weirdness available to audiences globally for the first time. You can also have your say by casting a vote in the audience awards!

  • Colour Boxes

    Family audiences will be well served with two special Colour Box programmes and a range of activities to try out at home

    Colour Box 1: A Short Hop from 2–10 May ,recommended for age 0-6 years.

    Colour Box 2: In Full Swing from 9–17 May ,recommended for ages 7 upwards.

  • ScreenDance Shorts

    8 – 17 May 2020

    ScreenDance Shorts – For the first time this year, Flatpack presents a dance film competition programme, co-curated with Birmingham-based screen dance director and producer Sima Gonsai.

  • PechaKucha Birmingham: Vision 2020

    10 May, 3pm

    Pechakucha 2020 vision

    Originally due to take place at the Flatpack hub on our closing afternoon, PechaKucha Birmingham will now be happening in a special sofa-based edition accessible to all.

  • Overlap Animation Social

    13 May, 7pm

    Overlap Animation Show and Tell

    Another social event migrating to a new online home, quarterly animation gathering Overlap will be accessible from your sofa for the first time as part of Flatpack 2020. As with the regular events, a range of animators will be sharing shorts, experiments and work-in-progress and chatting about them – but in a virtual bar.

Grand Union

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-9079

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.

    Online Resources

  • 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

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

Ort Gallery

496 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, B12 9AH

Wed – Sat 12 – 5pm during exhibition times.

Ort Gallery
  • Recipes of Resistance

    21 March – 2 May 2020

    Recipes of Resistance now online here.

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

  • Breaking into the Arts Industry

    1 – 31 May 2020

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

    Video 1 : Breaking into the Arts Industry

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, B3 1SA

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

RBSA Gallery
  • Online Content

    1 – 31 May 2020

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

  • Remote Access

    1 – 31 May 2020

    The RBSA currently has an online exhibition. ‘Remote Access’ is online until 8 June and features work from 50 RBSA Members and Associates.

School of Art, Birmingham City University

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

Tuesday 03/09 5–8pm, Wednesday 04 to Sunday 08/09, 10am–5pm

School of Art, Birmingham City University
  • BAAAD Annual 2020

    Launches 6pm, 09/06

    BAAAD Annual 2020 is a collaborative student-led virtual portal, opening up the practices of Margaret Street’s current final year ‘Art and Designers’ and creating a space to explore their research. This edition of the BAAAD annual has become a venture into the world of the internet and finding new ways to connect despite being apart physically. The public programme includes zine-making workshops and online artist talks, as well as a space to view artwork and delve more into their research.

    See website for Programme details from 6pm , 09/06.


108 Digbeth, B5 6DT

Opening times vary, see website for details.

  • 1 March – 31 May 2020

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


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

Opening times vary, see website/facebook for details.

  • Gallery Archive

    1 April – 31 May 2020

  • Peep@stryx

    1 June – 30 October 2020

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


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

Opening times vary, see website for details.

  • Self, Isolated

    1 – 31 May 2020

    Self, Isolated is an open call-out for you to create & submit a portrait of yourself during the lockdown period.

    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.

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

    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.