Spring 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

Wed – Fri, 11am–10pm (11am–5pm on Digbeth First Fridays), Sat 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.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Hurst Street, Southside, B5 4TB

Mon – Sat 10am–6pm

Birmingham Hippodrome
  • Once Upon a Time in Birmingham: Women who Dared to Dream

    19 February – 17 April 2019

    An exhibition of illustrations from this fantastic book celebrating 30 inspiring Birmingham woman. The striking images, by local female artists, include Malala Yousafzai and Jessie Eden.

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
  • Too Cute!

    26 January – 12 May 2019

    Rachel Maclean examines the world of cuteness to reveal how objects and images can have the unique ability to be simultaneously sweet and sinister.

  • Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

    1 February – 6 May 2019

    A major exhibition featuring 12 drawings from the Royal Collection, showcasing the intricacy of Leonardo da Vinci’s mind and work.

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)
  • Digital While Black Unconference

    23 February, 10am–6pm

  • We Run This

    Until 02/03

    Digital artworks made by Black, female artists.

  • Design Jam (making an intersectional internet)

     02 March, 10am–6pm

  • Cyber Grrrl

    8 March – 25 May 2019

    Exhibition by CyberTwee exploring the internet and the female experience.

  • International Women’s Day activities

     09 March, 11am–4pm


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

Tues – Sat 11–6pm.

  • Debris on a Luminous Plain

    Until 16 February

    Exhibition by Olga Grotova.

  • The Digital Diaspora

    1 March – 15 April 2019

    Group exhibition exchange of Central and Eastern European artists based in the UK in collaboration with Studio 44, Stockholm and Short Circuit, Birmingham.


Digbeth First Friday

Various Locations

6pm 'til late

  • 01 February, 01 March, 05 April, 6pm 'til 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
  • Mark Essen: Build A Wall

    25 January – 23 February 2019

    Solo show.

  • The Range

    26 January – 27 April 2019

    Group exhibition curated by Rehana Zaman, featuring Adam Farah, Ain Bailey, Beverley Bennett, Hashim Ali, Seema Mattu and Zarina Muhammad.

  • Performances

    01 January, 21 February & 01 March

    See website for performance details.

  • Freya Dooley: Somewhere in the crowd there’s you

    2 March – 27 May 2019

    Solo show.


    For our full events programme visit our website


Flatpack Festival 2019

Locations and opening times vary, see website for details.


  • Flatpack Festival

    30 April – 5 May 2019

    Popping up across Birmingham and Digbeth celebrating the very best in new indie films, live performances and visual art from the UK and around the world.

Grand Union

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

Wed–Sat, 12–5pm.
Tel. 0121-643-9079

Grand Union
  • drye eyes

    1 February – 13 April 2019

    Solo exhibition by Lauren Gault.

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.

  • Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing

    8 March – 2 June 2019

    The most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by Hew Locke, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and installation.

Impact Hub

Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, B5 5NR

Mon 8.30am–10.30pm Tues – Fri 8.30am–6.30pm

Impact Hub
  • PMT Postcard Show

    1 – 29 March 2019

    Open call exhibition showcasing creative submissions by women – cis or trains, femmes, non-binary people (enby) – in the form of postcards.

  • Artists Mean Business

    5 – 26 April 2019

    Group exhibition inviting artists to interrogate money, commerce and value initiating new dialogues through a process of collective exploration.

The Lombard Method

68a Lombard Street, Digbeth, B12 0QR

Opening times vary.

The Lombard Method
  • Artist studios and home of Cheap Cheap project space/gallery with new exhibitions each month.


    Please check digbethfirstfriday.com for details.


    See www.thomas-kilby.co.uk for Cheap Cheap’s programme details.

Midlands Arts Centre

Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

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

Midlands Arts Centre
  • Matthew Krishanu: The Sun Never Sets

    12 January – 10 March 2019

  • Sabiheh Awanzai Mahmoud, FreeHandFanatic, Farwa Moledina & Anisa Fazal: Ways of Belonging

    19 January – 17 March 2019

  • Handsworth Self Portrait: 40 Years On

    23 March – 2 June 2019

  • Handsworth Self Portrait: 40 Years On Launch event

    30 March, 2–4pm

  • Kate Holt: Brave: The Girls of South Sudan

    6 April – 19 May 2019


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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

  • Odox is an artist-run project space, contemporary gallery and studio provider in Birmingham.



    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)
  • GreenBone

    1 January – 6 April 2019

    Exhibition featuring dental research & plants by Kasia Gurzawska.

  • GreenBone workshop

    12 March

    Explore plant pectins through building molecular structures. See website for booking and details.

  • Know your risk

    8 April – 28 June 2019

    Exhibition exploring risk for dental disease.

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, B3 1SA

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

RBSA Gallery
  • Carnival

    4 February – 1 June 2019

    Exhibition of handmade designer-maker craft.

  • Photographic Prize 2019

    14 February – 3 March 2019

    Exhibition across RBSA Gallery and Argentea Gallery.

  • Making Together

    27 February – 13 March 2019

    Exhibition in collaboration with Sense Charity.

  • Open All Media

    14 March – 13 April 2019

    Exhibition of artwork from a variety of artists in a range of media.

Recent Activity

82 Floodgate Street, B5 5SP

Thurs–Sat, 12–5pm

Recent Activity
  • Nomadic Vitrine

    01 February

    A presentation of work by Navi Kaur.

  • Nomadic Vitrine

    01 March

    A presentation of work by Aimee Parrott.



    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

    28 January – 17 May 2019

    Presenting Paolozzi’s 1967 screen print series; mass-media culture collides with high art icons in a myriad of day-glo electric tones from one of the leading British artists of 20th century.

  • Paolozzi on Campus

    07 March

    Walking tour of the Paolozzi Collection at the University of Birmingham.


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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

  • BLENDER Residency Opening

     01 February, 6–9pm

    Meet the Artists event.

  • BLENDER Open Studio Exhibition

    01 March, 6–9pm

  • BLENDER Artist Talk

    05 April, 5–6pm (Booking required).

  • BLENDER Final Group Exhibition

    05 April, 6–9pm

    Private view.

  • BLENDER Exhibition

    6 – 20 April 2019

    Open to public Wed – Sat, 12–4pm.

Vivid Projects

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

Opening times vary, see website/listings for details.

Vivid Projects
  • Black Hole Club Launch

    01 March, 6–8pm

    Introducing the 2019 Black Hole Club Cohort.

  • Nicola Hunter: Motherfucker


    Intimate new work. Book via website.

  • The Third Vivid Projects Bowie Triennial

    05 April, 6–8pm

    Join Vivid Projects and Vivid Live for the third edition of their regular celebration of David Bowie.



    See website for full programme details.