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Notes from HMP Grendon

By Dean Kelland, Ikon’s artist in residence at HMP Grendon Racing Thoughts No.11   “My next thought was not of Mike Nesmith but of Dirk Gently, the cover of my notebook and the interconnectedness of all things.” 44,871 Minutes Henry Ward is an artist I admire and it has been on my mind to choose… Read more »

Conference – Encountering Carlo Crivelli: From the Workshop to the Museum

25 February 2022

Organised in partnership with The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, this free event will be live streamed via YouTube. To watch online, please subscribe to Ikon Gallery’s YouTube channel. Full list of speakers and day schedule to be announced. This conference brings together international scholars, contemporary artists and museum professionals to present research on the… Read more »

The Crivelli conversation

22 February 2022

Book Tickets This is a live stream of a talk taking place at The National Gallery. The live stream is hosted on Zoom. Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director, discusses Crivelli’s illusionism with Caroline Campbell, Director of Collections and Research, The National Gallery and Amanda Hilliam, co-curator of the exhibition Carlo Crivelli: Shadows on the Sky, (Ikon Gallery,… Read more »

James T. Hong screening and live music

3 February 2022

Live music by Cristiana Ilie, Chromatouch, Steckdose, RBMK and Taibach Book Tickets £5 / £3 Concessions (Students, unwaged, 60+) Booking essential Doors open 6.30pm. Performance begins at 7pm There will be a limited number of tickets available to attend the performance live. The event will also be live-streamed via YouTube An evening of live music… Read more »

Free Activity Packs

Ikon’s activity packs (Key Stages 1 – 4) are designed for creative learning at school or home. Inspired by Ikon’s exhibitions by Betsy Bradley and James T. Hong. Created by artist Haseebah Ali, they include questions for thinking and talking about art in relation to other subjects, including global cultures and environments. Share your creations… Read more »

Ikon Shop Sale – 30% off

Sale now on, enjoy 30% off in Ikon Shop.* Ikon is a charity and all profits support our artistic and educational programmes. *Exclusions apply. Shop now 

Arco at Ikon: Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Strings Concert

4 February 2022

Book Tickets A Fundraising Concert by Carla Mendoza Trejo and RBC students Tickets: Adults £5; Students £2; Children £1 Join us for an evening of string music by violist Carla Mendoza Trejo and students from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Strings Department. Taking place in Ikon’s main galleries, the concert includes works by British composers Granville… Read more »

Dancing with paint

12 February 2022

Free, no need to book  These dance responses take place in Betsy Bradley’s exhibition Chasing Rainbows. Each response begins at a different location in the exhibition. Friday 14 January: 4pm – 4.30pm Saturday 29 January: 12pm – 12.30pm Friday 4 February: 3pm – 3.30pm Saturday 12 February: 2pm – 2.30pm “For me painting is like… Read more »

Dancing with paint

4 February 2022

Free, no need to book  These dance responses take place in Betsy Bradley’s exhibition Chasing Rainbows. Each response begins at a different location in the exhibition. Friday 14 January: 4pm – 4.30pm Saturday 29 January: 12pm – 12.30pm Friday 4 February: 3pm – 3.30pm Saturday 12 February: 2pm – 2.30pm “For me painting is like… Read more »

Dancing with paint

29 January 2022

Free, no need to book  These dance responses take place in Betsy Bradley’s exhibition Chasing Rainbows. Each response begins at a different location in the exhibition. Friday 14 January: 4pm – 4.30pm Saturday 29 January: 12pm – 12.30pm Friday 4 February: 3pm – 3.30pm Saturday 12 February: 2pm – 2.30pm “For me painting is like… Read more »

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