Posts Tagged: Drawing

Drawing in Stitch

A one day masterclass with renowned textiles artist Alice Kettle. Participants explore experimental techniques and approaches, inspired by the work of artist Timur Novikov. All materials are provided. This event is part of On Drawing – a season of special workshops and events exploring ways of drawing and seeing.

The Evening Academy

A rare opportunity for adults to explore an academy-style approach to drawing. This course is inspired by the drawings of John Flaxman and by John Ruskin’s focus on line. Participants progress to drawing from the life model in later sessions. This course takes place in the galleries and is led by experienced tutor Tom Jones,… Read more »

Practical Workshops for Adults

2–4.30pm, free* Join us for a gallery-based session aimed specifically at adults. These afternoons provide an informal and fun way to explore the current exhibitions. Places are free but should be reserved by calling Ikon on 0121 248 0708.   *Suggested £2 donation for refreshments. Current exhibitions  John Flaxman Timur Novikov Nástio Mosquito

John Flaxman: Sculptor and Accidental Revolutionary

Special guest speaker and neoclassical expert David Bindman, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University College London, gives an illustrated lecture on the work of John Flaxman and discusses the current exhibition, Line to Contour. Chaired by Dr. Malcolm Dick, Director, Centre for West Midlands History, University of Birmingham. David Bindman also signs copies… Read more »

Line to Contour

Ikon presents the work of John Flaxman (1755–1826), a leading exponent of British Neoclassicism, renowned during his lifetime for minimally drawn illustrations of stories from ancient Greece. Curated by eminent art historian David Bindman, this exhibition consists almost entirely of drawings and plaster models for sculpture from UCL Art Museum at University College London. Having… Read more »

Exhibition opening

Wednesday 13 February, 6–8pm, free   Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions. Current exhibitions: John Flaxman Timur Novikov Nástio Mosquito

Understanding Art, Part I: Bodies: Inside and Out

The New Art Gallery Walsall Thursday 7 February, 2–3pm The Barber Institute of Fine Arts Thursday 14 February, 2–3pm Ikon Gallery Thursday 21 February, 2–3pm Ikon collaborates with The New Art Gallery Walsall and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts to present a new three part course exploring the links between contemporary art and historical… Read more »

The Brearley Project

Brearley Nursery School, Birmingham   Over the course of seven days beginning on 26 October 2009, Brearley Nursery School in Birmingham was the site for a series of modest interventions by Jürgen Partenheimer. Inspired by its modernist architecture standing in stark contrast to the surrounding warehouses and factories, Partenheimer was fascinated by the building’s history… Read more »

First Light

Robert Groves, one of the founding artists of Ikon, presented a series of small scale crayon and pencil drawings on paper, inspired by the extraordinary topiary in the gardens at Packwood House. His drawings revealed his continuing preoccupation with abstraction derived from the real world. Groves’ work combines a modesty of scale and medium with… Read more »

Wind Drawings

During a ten-day residency in June 2002, Japanese artist Rikuo Ueda made countless ‘Wind Drawings’ in and around Birmingham. These were the result of the wind moving the branches of trees and various Heath Robinson-esque mechanical devices, made from fishing rods, string, clips and stones, attached to pens and pencils poised over pieces of paper…. Read more »

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