Posts Tagged: Photography

Press Release: Winter Exhibitions

Meryl McMaster As Immense as the Sky  4 December 2019 – 23 February 2020 Ikon presents the first UK solo exhibition of work by Meryl McMaster (b. 1988, Ottawa). From a rising generation of indigenous artists in Canada, McMaster’s photography explores identity and its distinct cultural landscapes, with extraordinary visual impact. Comprised of new and recent work,… Read more »

Meet Ally Standing: Forward Artist

Ahead of the opening of Forward: New Art from Birmingham, artist Ally Standing talks to Ikon about her art practice, what she’s exhibiting and her thoughts on being an artist in Birmingham. The first in a series of blog posts – stay tuned to hear more from artists participating in Forward. A series of artist video interviews,… 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 »

Connections by Mahtab Hussain

By Mahtab Hussain, Ikon Slow Boat artist-in-residence  Last month, I was hugely fortunate to have been given the opportunity to spend time at Ladywood Health and Community Centre where I met local residents who were, not only connected to the centre, but also to the towers nearby. I was interested in the towers because for two years… Read more »

IYP Darkroom Workshop

By Saffiyah Khan, Ikon Youth Programme member In light of Janet Mendelsohn’s recent Varna Road exhibition, 12 members of the IYP (Ikon Youth Programme) took part in a darkroom workshop with film photographer, Effy Harle. The aim of the workshop was to experiment with 35mm film techniques used by Mendelsohn during the late 1960s. However,… 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 »

Exhibition review

By Carmen, Ikon Youth Programme member Set across three different rooms, the work of Dinh Q. Lê, Janet Mendelsohn and Kelly Mark is as diverse as it is connected. All three exhibitions focus on the contrasting relationship between the individual and the space they inhabit; whether this be natural, urban or psychological. Changing from a… Read more »

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