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Free, suggested donation £3*
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Medicine Bakery and Gallery, 69 New Street, Birmingham B2 4DU
Please note Medicine Bakery is only accessible via a steep staircase

A celebration and discussion of the School’s past and future role.

Over the past year, Birmingham City University has been celebrating 175 years at the heart of Birmingham life. Birmingham Government School of Design, was formed in October 1843 and represents the roots of the institution that they have become today. This celebration and discussion will consider the role of Birmingham School of Art and the city into the future.

The Medicine Bakery and Gallery in New Street is a highly appropriate venue for this 175 celebratory event, having once served as the home for the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, established in 1821, and currently featuring Ikon’s latest exhibition, Forward, showing work by artists living and working in this city, many of whom are Birmingham School of Art graduates.

Join us for a celebration drink and discuss the future place and role of the School in the life of the city and region. The event will be chaired by Jonathan Harris (Head of Birmingham School of Art) and include short presentations by panel members including Jonathan Watkins (Director, Ikon), Toby Watley (Director of Collections, Birmingham Museums Trust), Alison Honour (Dean, Faculty of Arts Design & Media, BCU) and Karolina Korupczynska & Anna Katarzyna (Directors, Stryx Gallery, Birmingham).

Please book online or call Ikon Shop on 0121 248 0711. Online booking closes at 5pm on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

*Please consider making a donation for this free event. Ikon is a registered charity and your support helps us with everything we do.