Winter 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.


1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, B30 2BL

Wednesday – Friday, 11am–10pm (11am–5pm on Digbeth First Fridays), Saturday 11am–5pm.

  • Artist-run workspace based in Stirchley, South Birmingham. With a bar and café, Artefact offers a space for visual artists to experiment with new ideas, run workshops and hold talks within a busy, public environment.



    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.
Tel. 0121-414-7333

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
  • War and Peace

    21 September 2018 – 13 January 2019

    Depictions of conflict and its aftermath in works on paper from the 1600s to WW1.

  • Maman

    19 October 2018 – 20 January 2019

    Paintings, prints and photos explore Édouard Vuillard’s fascinating and beautiful depictions of his mother – his muse.

  • Looking at Animals

    19 October 2018 – 10 February 2019

    Exploring the relationship between animals and us, through four centuries of art.

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

    10 November 2018 – 31 March 2019

    An all-female show exploring protest, social commentary, and identity. A century on since the first women won the right to vote; just how much has changed for women today? Featuring Barbara Walker, Louise Bourgeois, Barbara Hepworth, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Sonia Boyce, Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid, and more.

Birmingham Printmakers

Unit 312 Jubilee Centre, 130 Pershore Street, B5 6ND

Opening times vary, see website for details.

Birmingham Printmakers
  • Birmingham Printmakers is an open access print studio, a non-profit-making organisation run by artists and printmakers with facilities for a range of different printmaking techniques. See website for programme details

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG

Gallery: Tues–Sat 12-5pm. Café: Mon–Fri, 8.30am–5pm, Sat 10.30am–4.30pm (10% Artist Discount).
Tel. 0121-643-2617

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)
  • Beholder

    until 08 December

    VR experience by UVA exploring beauty from autistic perspectives.

  • The Kitty AI

    until 08 December

    Artwork imagining a future where an artificially intelligent cat runs the world.

  • Art & Tech Summit

    23 & 24 November

    Day of workshops & talks inspired by AI & VR.

  • We Run This

    03 January onwards

    Featuring digital art by black women & non-binary artists.


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

Tues – Sat 11–6pm.

  • Debris on a Luminous Plain

    7 December 2018 – 16 February 2019

    Solo exhibition by Olga Grotova.


Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late

  • 02 November, 07 December & 04 January, 6pm–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
  • This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things X

    until 22 December

    An evolving exhibition/space/performance/event.

  • Launch Event 2

    02 November, 6–11pm

  • Launch Event 3

    07 December, 6–9pm

  • Mark Essen: Build a Wall

    08–22 December & 25 January – 23 February

  • Larry Achiampong: Relic Traveller – Sankofa

    3 November – 1 December 2018

  • Group Exhibition, curated by Rehana Zaman

    25 January – 27 April 2019



    For full events programme visit our website.

Grand Union

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-9079

Grand Union
  • In The Pink Launch

    02 November, 6pm–late

    A reimagining of the queer periodical by artist Sean Burns. DJs until late

  • Uriel Orlow performance

    08 November, 6–8pm

    A lecture performance considering plants and gardens as active agents in politics

  • The Empire Remains Shop Book launch

    17 November, 6–8pm

    Cooking launch of their book speculating on legacies and exchanges between Britain and its former colonies.

  • Huw Lemmey and Juliet Jacques in conversation

    23 November, 10–11.30am

    A conversation between the two writers, discussing queer self-organisation and conscious-raising.


    07 December, 8pm–late!

Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, B1 2HS

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

Ikon Gallery
  • reality is somehow what we expect it to be

    30 October 2018 – 24 February 2019

    Exhibition of moving imagery, electronic sound and sculptural installation by British artist Haroon Mirza.

  • Waiting for the UFOs (a space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers)

    until 18 November.

    Exhibition of colourful textile and ceramic works by New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum.

Midlands Arts Centre

Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

Opening times vary, see website/listing for details.
Tel. 0121-446-3232

Midlands Arts Centre
  • Christmas Arts Market

    01–02 December and 08–09 December

    Buy quality handmade products from talented designer makers such as ceramics, jewellery, paintings, and crafts.

  • Matthew Krishanu exhibition

    12 January – 10 March 2019

    A chance to see work from this exceptional Bradford-born contemporary artist.

    See website for full programme details.

Night School

Birmingham School of Art, Margaret St, B3 3BX

Tues, 6pm–late

Night School
  • On the last Tuesday of the month Birmingham School of Art opens its doors to the public. The building comes alive for; talks by artists, exhibitions, performances, bar & more…

  • Artwork Karaoke

    27 November, 6–9pm

    Dress as an artwork, sing a song!

  • Art Market

    11 December, 6–9pm

    Buy artwork from students and art organisations.


    See website for programme details.

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)
  • Dancing Bubbles

    24 September 2018 – 11 January 2019

    An exhibition about bubbles, vacuums and cavitation by Nina Vyas.

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, B3 1SA

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

RBSA Gallery
  • RBSA Members & Associates

    7 November – 24 December 2018

    Our annual exhibition of original artworks by Members and Associates of the RBSA.

  • StART

    30 December 2018 – 9 February 2019

    Original artwork by RBSA artists all priced at £300 and under!

  • Studio Sale

    26 January, opens 10.30am

    Visitors can snap up original artworks from as little as £20! We recommend attending this event in the morning due to queues.

Recent Activity

82 Floodgate Street, B5 5SP

Thurs–Sat, 12–5pm

Recent Activity
  • Colours that no-one knows the name of

    2 November – 1 December 2018

    An exhibition by Richard Hughes and Bernadette Kerrigan.


    See website for further programme details.

Research and Cultural Collections

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TS

Mon – Fri, 9am–5pm

Research and Cultural Collections
  • Eduardo Paolozzi, Moonstrips Empire News exhibition launch

    31 January, 6–8pm

    All welcome.

  • Eduardo Paolozzi, Moonstrips Empire News

    28 January – 17 May 2019

    Presenting Paolozzi’s 1967 screen print series, Moonstrips Empire News; mass-media culture collides with high art icons in a myriad of day–glo electric tones from one of the leading proponents of British Pop Art.


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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

  • WIP

    02 November

    Group exhibition showcasing current artwork in development, being produced by our studio holders.

  • The Fold

    07 December

    Coventry University 2nd Year Fine Art Illustration including: visual artworks, collaborative interventions, Zine Festival and live Art Battles.

    Open 6/11, 11am–4pm; 7/11, 11am–9pm; and 8/11, 11am–4pm.


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

Opening times vary, see website for details.

  • Children in Movement

    until 18 December

    Exhibition presenting the stories & photographic portraits of local residents who migrated to Birmingham as a child or young person.

  • Building for Belonging

    15 January–late Feb

    Exhibition of artwork by young people exploring the concepts of ‘Home’ and ‘Belonging’ in relation to space, place & the built environment.

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

Vivid Projects
  • Vivid Live – Collaborasaurs

    02 November, 6–8pm

    Experimental live art collaborations.


    09 November, 7–10pm

    Supersonic / Outlands event.


    17 November

    Screening & talk with archive resident artist Adam Lewis Jacob.

  • Selected

    22 November, 7–9pm

    Videoclub present a collection of new film & video works.

  • Black Hole Club

    07 December, 6–8pm

    End of year exhibition.