Posts Tagged: Offsite


Near Gravelly Hill,beneath Spaghetti Junction Nearest train station is Aston where there will be a trail of balloons, A-boards and volunteers. In collaboration with Fierce Festival, Ikon presents Track, a moveable participatory installation by Graeme Miller that turns the landscape 90° and sets it in motion. Face-up and camera-style, participants are moved by their… 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.

Slow Boat

Slow Boat is Ikon’s innovative three year project (2011-2013) aimed at engaging young people with contemporary artists and the local heritage and history of the Inland Waterways. Slow Boat is a converted canal boat and a catalyst for exhibitions, events and discussion.

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.

Carillon Bells

Village Green, Bournville, Birmingham B30 2AA Charlemagne Palestine emerged as a key member of the 1970s New York music scene alongside other composers including Steve Reich, Phillip Glass and Terry Riley. Palestine is best known for compositions of an intense, immersive nature. He has rarely performed in recent years, remaining largely unknown in the UK… Read more »

The Resonance Project

Pershore Street Car Park, Pershore Street, Birmingham Since 2007 Beer has worked on a series of films, sound pieces and performances that use the human voice to stimulate architectural spaces. Every building has its own particular frequencies at which it will resound as a wine glass sings at the tip of a finger. For Ikon,… 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 »

Ikon Youth Programme 2009-2010

–    What is art? –    Why do we have places for art? –    How are exhibitions made? –    What do you think? Exploring these questions and many more, Ikon Youth Programme (IYP), which began in October 2009, had an incredibly successful first year of activity. Meeting at Ikon once a month for a full-day weekend… Read more »

Drawn Onward

Off-site Project Perrott’s Folly, Waterworks Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham Sofia Hultén is preoccupied with the ‘extended object’ – the transformative potential of matter and the possible actions that occur through it. She imagines the way things could be, or might have been, and the processes involved, often pushing them to their physical limits until broken down…. Read more »

Claudia Losi

Italian artist Claudia Losi returned to work with Ikon following the presentation in 2007 of her Aria Mobile, a small globe embroidered with threads flowing in the direction of high altitude winds. While this delicate work could be held by a human hand, this project centred around a life-size whale, a dramatic shift in scale… Read more »

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