EVENT12.06.2024 / 12.30pm1.30pm

Exhibition Launch

Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora: Green Spaces

Join us for the launch of our new exhibition by Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora: Green Spaces. This event includes speeches and an opportunity to meet the artist, participants and partners, plus refreshments.

Ikon and Living Well Consortium have collaborated to commission award-winning, Birmingham-born artist Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora to create new work with Erdington communities. Focusing on the impact and importance that green spaces have on mental health, Dhaliwal-Boora worked with participants in Erdington to explore their personal connections to parks, gardens and urban green areas.

The exhibition includes new portraits by Dhaliwal-Boora of Alan, Jack, Jane, Hannah, Mary, Kayleigh and Melvyn, alongside their personal stories and own photographs, taken on disposable cameras whilst exploring Erdington.

“Green Spaces is a celebration of what it means for these seven individuals to be from or discover Erdington anew, and how we can immerse ourselves in nature, to uplift and hold us, to piece us back together. Nature has a way to heal and calm the mind, the camera can be used as a tool to observe and treasure what’s around us, words can express how we feel.” Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora

This programme is supported by Living Well Consortium. The exhibition is presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year.

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Free entry, just drop in

Events Room, First Floor

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Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora, Jack (2024). A geography student at University of Birmingham, photographed at Rookery park as part of his discovery of Erdington. Image courtesy the artist. 2. Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora, Jane lying down (2024). Photographed at Spring Lane playing fields, a place of solace and company over the past few tumultuous years. Image courtesy the artist.


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Ikon and Living Well Consortium collaborate to raise awareness of, and engagement with, topics centred on mental health and wellbeing. Birmingham-born artist Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora worked with communities in Erdington, taking new photographic portraits against the backdrop of the city’s green spaces, and exploring the benefits of nature to our health.  
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Erdington workshops with Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora
People living in Erdington and the local area are invited to join Birmingham-born artist Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora for a series of free photo-walks and workshops in and around Erdington High Street and Rookery Park. Exploring our personal stories and experiences of mental health in green spaces, the sessions include photography, walking and writing to create our own artworks.  

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