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Artists from The Aerodrome – Simon & Tom Bloor

Ikon’s current exhibition The Aerodrome is dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley, Curator of Ikon before becoming Director of Milton Keynes Gallery and then Modern Art Oxford, who died tragically in 2012. The exhibition features over 40 artists Stanley worked with, all of whom held him in great affection. Ahead of their upcoming residency… Read more »

Artists from The Aerodrome – Boyd & Evans

Ikon’s current exhibition The Aerodrome is dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley, Curator of Ikon before becoming Director of Milton Keynes Gallery and then Modern Art Oxford, who died tragically in 2012. The exhibition features over 40 artists Stanley worked with, all of whom held him in great affection. Ahead of Committed Curating, an… Read more »

The Aerodrome exhibition catalogue: a review

By Andrea Hricikova, Experience Arts Marketing Intern  Last week Ikon had the pleasure of opening a new exhibition The Aerodrome, dedicated to the memory of Michael Stanley and in honour of his work as a curator and gallery director.  Working in the Communications Department, I was able to see the programming of the exhibition as… Read more »

Summer Events Diary: Ikon Slow Boat

A converted narrow boat, Slow Boat is a unique floating space for local communities and artists to make and experience art in a stimulating and creative environment. Get involved and take a look at our upcoming events this summer!   Fly the Flag 24 June — 29 June 2019 Flying the Flag with IYP Thursday 27… Read more »

Spring on Ikon Slow Boat

It’s been a great spring on board Ikon Slow Boat! A converted narrow boat, Slow Boat is a unique floating space for local communities and artists to make and experience art in a stimulating and creative environment. Here’s an update of what’s been happening on board: Remembering Cucumbers     Artist Kirsty Clarke led a two-part fermenting… Read more »

The Diskery

Ikon teams up again with local independent record shop The Diskery on Saturday 1 June 7-10pm as part of The Migrant Festival. We spoke to Danny Young from the Diskery to find out more!   The Diskery is Birmingham’s oldest record shop. The store opened in 1952 by Morris Hunting and has been supplying music in… Read more »

Internship at Ikon: Behind Hew Locke’s exhibition installation

By Andrea Hricikova, Experience Arts Intern  Back in December last year on the run towards Christmas, I received a phone call from one of my most admired places in Birmingham – Ikon Gallery. As a part of Experience Arts Internship Programme collaborating with the University of Birmingham, I was fortunate enough to secure a placement… Read more »

Meet Famina Bi: Forward Artist

Ikon interviews artist Famina Bi, who participates in Forward: New Art from Birmingham, to hear more about her intricate pattern-based mixed media work and how she uses art as a platform to open up dialogues. Follow this series of blog posts to hear more from artists exhibiting work in Forward. Ikon has also produced interviews, filmed at the artists’… Read more »

Meet Betsy Bradley: Forward Artist

Ikon talks to artist Betsy Bradley, who participates in Forward: New Art from Birmingham, to hear more about her investigative painting, her work included in the exhibition, and her thoughts on being an artist in Birmingham. Follow this series of blog posts to hear more from artists exhibiting work in Forward. Ikon has also produced interviews, filmed at… Read more »

Meet Larissa Shaw: Forward Artist

Ikon talks to artist Larissa Shaw, who participates in Forward: New Art from Birmingham, to hear more about her tactile work, process driven approach and her connection to Birmingham. Follow this series of blog posts to hear more from artists exhibiting work in Forward. Ikon has also produced interviews, filmed at the artists’ studios, which will be released over… Read more »