EVENT13.06.2024 / 5.30pm7.30pm

Care, Spaces, Bodies and Creative Health

Join Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora, lead artist on Green Spaces, and Sally Butcher, artist in residence for Feed, for a workshop exploring themes of care, spaces, bodies and creative health. Participants are invited to respond to artist prompts by creating a mini-zine and taking part in small group discussions.  

Introduced by Regan McDonald, Public Health Research Officer at Ikon, in partnership with Birmingham City Council, this event is an opportunity to explore the impact of an art gallery on public health practice. The workshop is supported by Birmingham City University Art and Activism Research Cluster. 

This event is organised to coincide with Ikon’s presentation of Feeding Chair (5 June – 7 July 2024) and Green Spaces (12 – 23 June 2024) and is presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year. 

About the participants 

Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora (b.1985, Birmingham) is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on a socially engaged practice, working with local communities to empower and give voice to marginalised groups. Dhailwal-Boora is interested in celebrating untold stories while exploring visual representations of gender, ethnicity and place. 

Sally Butcher is an artist, researcher, activist and (m)other, based in Birmingham. Her interdisciplinary feminist practice draws on lived experience to engage with spheres of subjectivity and embodiment. Butcher’s PhD explores the ‘Invisibilities of (In)fertility between the Medical and the Maternal’ through narrative, language and bodily data. 

Regan McDonald is Public Health Research Officer at Ikon and works in partnership with Birmingham City Council Public Health. Through partnerships with Birmingham’s universities, libraries and prisons, he is working to develop an evidence base for, and bring community-led research on arts and health, to the forefront of gallery practice. 

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Free entry, booking essential

Events Room, First Floor

This event is being filmed and photographed. Please speak to the filmmaker/photographer if you prefer not to be included.

Information on Ikon Gallery’s accessibility is available here

For additional access enquiries please contact education@ikon-gallery.org


Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora. Image courtesy of the artist. 2. Sally Butcher. Image courtesy of the artist 3. Sally Butcher. Infertile Mother. Image courtesy of the artist


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