Posts Tagged: Family

Model Making Workshops at Glenn Howells Architects

By Beth Astington, Glenn Howells Architects  Ikon Gallery and Glenn Howells Architects have been linked for thirteen years through Glenn’s membership of the gallery’s Board of Directors, including being its Chair in recent years. To mark the end of his tenure as Chair GHA sponsored Ikon’s current exhibition Internet Giants : Masters of the Universe… Read more »

Oliver Beer’s exhibition: a personal perspective

By Carmen, Ikon Youth Programme member  Space; the artist’s plaything. Quick! Grab it before it escapes! The physical spaces we live in, visit, encounter unavoidably shape our human experience. They are the stage on which life is acted and memories are heightened. They mould us into individuals, affect us, and compel us. Yet this relationship… Read more »

Black Country Boating Festival

Bumblehole Conservation Group Visitor Centre, Windmill End, Netherton, Dudley DY2 9HU Free, suggested donation £2 Black Country Voyages tours to Netherton. Join us at this event for an informal afternoon of workshops, canal side entertainment and boat trips Black Country Voyages Black Country Voyages (2014–2017) is an art programme for local young people, aged 16–21 years old, involving members of… Read more »

Family Weekender

1–4pm, free Outside Ikon Gallery, Oozells Square For all ages. No need to book, stay for as long as you like Open to all ages (adults very welcome), these afternoons of creative activities engage, challenge and inspire. Join us as we explore the current exhibition and make original artwork. 4 Squares Weekender Marking the opening… Read more »

Slow Boat hosts Clayground Collective

12–5pm, free. Open to all ages. No need to book, just drop in. Outside Ikon Gallery, Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS Celebrating 4 Squares Weekender and the return of Slow Boat to Birmingham, we host a family workshop to create a giant city and canalscape with the Clayground Collective team, who are stopping… Read more »

Family Day at The Mailbox

1–4pm, free BBC Birmingham, The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1AY Drop-in creative activities inspired by Ikon’s project A Real Birmingham Family. Suitable for all ages, children should be accompanied by an adult at all times. No need to book, stay for as long as you like. Click here to find out about A Real Birmingham Family… Read more »

Slow Boat in Coventry

Taylor John’s House, Coal Vaults, Canal Basin, Coventry CV1 4LY Set in the historic Coventry canal basin, Slow Boat hosts an afternoon of creative activities for families, inspired by Navinland. Open to all ages. No need to book, just drop in. Ikon Slow Boat Slow Boat is an innovative three-year project (2011–2013) set up… Read more »

A Real Birmingham Family: BBC Birmingham

BBC Birmingham, The Mailbox, Birmingham B1 1AY A Real Birmingham Family is Ikon’s ongoing project (2011–2014) with Birmingham-born, Turner Prize winning artist Gillian Wearing: a quest to find,  and immortalise in bronze, a ‘real’ Birmingham family. The project draws attention to the unsung, raising questions about civic identity and what it means to be a… Read more »

Olympic Torch Relay Event

12–3pm, free Outside Ikon, Oozells Square, Brindleyplace For more information visit

My Bad Workshops

With Bedwyr Williams Activities aimed at children aged 3–5 yrs Join us during half term for fun creative workshops as we explore the current exhibition with artist Bedwyr Williams himself. A fantastic opportunity to make original artwork.

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