Posts Tagged: Exhibition

How a Bronze Sculpture is Made: AB Fine Art Foundry

Many of Barry Flanagan’s bronze sculptures have been, and still are, cast at AB Fine Art. Foundry Technician Chloë walks through the processes involved in making bronze sculptures, from the initial wax casting stage to the final stages of patination.

Exhibition Opening: Barry Flanagan

Free entry Join us to celebrate the opening night of the forthcoming exhibition Barry Flanagan. Pay bar. The exhibition is supported by Brindleyplace, The Estate of Barry Flanagan and Waddington Custot. Key loans have been made possible through The Ferryman Project: Sharing Works of Art which is supported by National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the John Ellerman Foundation and Art… Read more »

Barry Flanagan

This is a major survey of work by Barry Flanagan, one of Britain’s most inventive sculptors, filling Ikon’s two floors of gallery space entirely. Curated by Jo Melvin, it brings together a selection of Flanagan’s iconic bronze sculptures (1980s–90s) alongside earlier works, offering new insights into the interconnectedness of seemingly distinct aspects of his practice…. Read more »

Installation Time-Lapse: Barry Flanagan, Large Troubador

Barry Flanagan 18 September — 24 November 2019 Large Troubador, Bronze (2004) 185.1 x 140 x 114 cm For Barry Flanagan, sculpture was as much performance, sound, light as it was bronze and carving. The exposure of process and method is something he consistently performed in every medium he used throughout his career. He frequently… Read more »

Artist Interview: Stuart Whipps – The Kipper and The Corpse

Stuart Whipps The Kipper and The Corpse  11 September — 15 September 2019 Ikon presents an ‘exposition’ by artist Stuart Whipps, part of his long-term art project The Kipper and The Corpse (2004–ongoing). A vast body of work, it is a multifaceted reflection on the closure of the Longbridge motor works in Birmingham, the last… Read more »

Hew Locke: Here’s the Thing at Kemper Museum, Kansas

This is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by British artist Hew Locke. Involving a wide range of media – painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and installation, Locke explores the languages of colonial and post-colonial power, and the symbols through which different cultures assume and assert identity. Fusing historical source material with a keen… Read more »

Artists from The Aerodrome: Polly Apfelbaum

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. Artist Polly Apfelbaum exhibited her large-scale colourful installations in Waiting… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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