Posts Tagged: Vanley Burke

IYP Trip to the Sidney Nolan Trust

By Heather Thomas, Ikon Youth Programme member @hlouiset On 20 August, IYP were invited to visit the Sidney Nolan Trust for a day trip at The Rodd in Presteigne, Wales. On arriving I was immediately struck by how peaceful and still the environment felt; a perfectly welcoming place I was eager to learn about and… Read more »


Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am–5pm. Free entry Salon is organised by New Art WM and presents an exciting selection of work by invited artists based in the West Midlands. All artworks are for sale including limited editions from Ikon by artists such as Hurvin Anderson, Vanley Burke and Gillian Wearing…. Read more »

Vanley’s Summer Party

Ikon celebrates the summer with a special party mixing Vanley Burke’s favourite Caribbean music and food. Sound system provided by Wassifa Showcase. Entry ticket includes a free cocktail, ‘The Vanley’ and Caribbean barbeque available from Café Opus. Limited spaces available, advance booking advised. Please book online or call Ikon Shop on 0121 248 0708. Please… Read more »

At Home with Vanley Burke

Vanley Burke, born in Jamaica in 1951, resident in Birmingham since 1965, is renowned as a photographer concerned especially with black culture in Britain. Burke has had numerous exhibitions surveying his career as an artist, and these have sometimes included material from his archive, a vast collection including printed material (posters, flyers, publications), clothes, records,… Read more »

At Home with Vanley Burke

Ikon’s 2015 exhibition, At Home with Vanley Burke, is an ambitious undertaking and will involve moving the entire contents of the artist’s flat in Nechells, north-east Birmingham, to the gallery. Burke’s home is extraordinary – a cabinet of wonderful curiosities.  You can help make the project happen by donating and you’ll receive special rewards in… Read more »

Art Happens: crowd-funding for Ikon

Ikon is delighted to announce our partnership with Art Happens, a new national crowd-funding initiative from the Art Fund. For Ikon, Art Happens focuses on encouraging donations for our 2015 exhibition with Birmingham based artist Vanley Burke. Born in Jamaica in 1951, Burke has lived in the city since 1965 and is renowned as a… Read more »

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