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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 »

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 

John Salt

1937 – 2021 Birmingham-born painter John Salt holds a unique place in Ikon’s history, as the first artist to exhibit at the gallery in 1965 in its original Bullring venue. Subsequently, he had another two solo exhibitions at Ikon, in 1975 and 2011, both demonstrating his abiding interest in cars and what they symbolised. In… Read more »

Christmas Gift ideas 2021

Choose Ikon for your Christmas shopping this year! Browse our books, prints, stationery, jewellery, homeware and gifts in person at the gallery or online. Last order date for Christmas delivery is Sunday 19 December. All orders placed after this date will be processed in the new year. All purchases support Ikon Gallery. For Children  … Read more »

Forward Programme 2022-23

Ikon is delighted to announce plans for 2022-23 including exhibitions, off-site projects and events. The year commences with solo exhibitions by Midlands-based painter Betsy Bradley and Taiwanese-American filmmaker James T. Hong. The Spring is heralded by a small survey of works by the 15th century master Carlo Crivelli – the result of Ikon’s success in… Read more »

IYP Journal

By Rosie Abbey, Ikon Youth Programme Coordinator Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) has been very busy over the last few months! In August, artist, Jaz Morrison collaborated with Ikon Youth Programme to produce a response to A Ship Called Jesus (Redux) (2021) by Keith Piper. The work, titled Firmament, combines hymns sung by Word Life Corral… Read more »

A gift to Birmingham with Vanley Burke

This Autumn, Ikon partners with Migrant Voice and the School of Education, University of Birmingham on a project with artist Vanley Burke. Burke will photograph ten Birmingham residents and families in their social, professional and domestic settings. He has asked each individual and group to bring “a gift to Birmingham”; something that sums up their… Read more »

Notes from HMP Grendon

By Dean Kelland, Ikon’s artist in residence at HMP Grendon  Racing Thoughts No.10   “…in one way or another we’ve been wearing masks all our lives.” 42,169 Minutes “Oh, you can have that.” I was clutching the painting that had been returned from Koestler whilst I stood in the doorway of his cell. “Are you… Read more »

Free Activity Packs

Ikon’s activity packs are designed for creative learning at school or home. Inspired by Ikon’s exhibitions by Mit Jai Inn and Bill Woodrow and Richard Deacon. Created by artist Lucy Grubb, they include questions for thinking and talking about art in relation to other subjects, including global cultures and environments. There are 3 packs available… Read more »