Posts Tagged: Birmingham

Meet the Maker — Atypical Thing

From Ikon’s exhibition programme and events, through to Ikon Shop, we always aim to support both emerging and established artists and creatives. Showcasing the best of local Birmingham makers, Ikon Gallery hosts a Winter Craft Market on 15 November, set in the stunning exhibition of Polly Apfelbaum. This will be a perfect chance to find unique… Read more »

A visit to West Midlands Police Museum

By Pete James, independent photographic historian and curator Earlier this month I had the opportunity to fulfill a long-held ambition – I finally got to see the collodion positive portraits of criminals in the West Midlands Police Museum. The opportunity to view these amazing objects came through an invitation to deliver a talk in response to… Read more »

Balsall Heath Instameet

By Annabell Lamba from IGersBirmingham A very special Instameet took place on 5 March 2016 in collaboration with Ikon, where 50 members of the IGersBirmingham community descended on Balsall Heath, to take pictures inspired by the photographs taken in the area by Janet Mendelsohn during the 1960s. Mendelsohn’s photographs document the everyday stories of life… Read more »

Art Happens: crowd-funding for Ikon

Ikon is delighted to announce our partnership with Art Happens, a new national crowd-funding initiative from the Art Fund. For Ikon, Art Happens focuses on encouraging donations for our 2015 exhibition with Birmingham based artist Vanley Burke. Born in Jamaica in 1951, Burke has lived in the city since 1965 and is renowned as a… Read more »

New Museum

Since 2009 Ikon has been actively promoting the idea of a new museum of contemporary art in Birmingham, believing that this city – the largest city in the UK besides London – should offer much more in terms of visual arts provision. The first part of a feasibility study was undertaken and a central location… Read more »

A Real Birmingham Family

A Real Birmingham Family was Ikon’s project with Birmingham-born, Turner Prize winning artist Gillian Wearing: a quest to find, and immortalise in bronze, a ‘real’ Birmingham family.

Arts Champions – Yardley (2014-2017)

Arts Champions is a Birmingham City Council initiative pairing up city centre arts organisations with one of the ten Birmingham constituencies. Ikon is currently the Arts Champion for Yardley, providing high quality arts activities for people from a wide range of communities in the four wards of Acocks Green, South Yardley, Stechford and Yardley North, and Sheldon.

Book Launch: Catherine O’Flynn

Birmingham-based author Catherine O’Flynn launches her second novel The News Where You Are. O’Flynn’s novel What Was Lost won the Costa First Book Award in 2007. The event includes a reading and book signing. Organised in collaboration with Penguin Books.

Book Launch

Birmingham-based writer Christine Coleman launches her second novel Paper Lanterns. The event includes a reading and book signing by Coleman plus a conversation with Clarissa Dickson-Wright. Organised in collaboration with the Birmingham Book Festival.

Young Warhol film project

Between 1st – 29th September 2008, Dutch artist Marjolijn Dijkman and British film-maker Chris Keenan collaborated with a group of young people from Birmingham to produce three short films inspired by The Eternal Now, an exhibition of film works by Andy Warhol at Ikon Eastside. Reflecting the location of Warhol’s Silver Factory, the project was located… Read more »

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