Support Ikon: 60 for 60

This year marks Ikon’s 60th anniversary. Ikon remains free for everyone and committed to showcasing the best of British and International art, working with local communities to address key social issues and championing arts education.

To support Ikon’s 60th year, we are asking our visitors and supporters to consider donating to our 60 for 60 fundraising campaign. Ikon is a registered charity, and relies on support from our audiences – in response to recent funding challenges, we ask for your help to continue our work.

60 for 60 invites you to support Ikon in this very special year – this could be a one-off donation of £60, a monthly gift of £5, or any amount you are able to give. We are grateful for all donations received.

Other ways to support Ikon

Please continue to support Ikon by visiting our exhibitions; taking part in an event or workshop; joining as a Patron; choosing our independent shop for your gifts; hiring our rooms for work events; or leaving a gift in your will.

By engaging with Ikon in these ways you are helping to keep the gallery free for everyone. Thank you.


Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS

Image Credits
1. Ikon Gallery. Photo by Tod Jones. Image courtesy of Ikon 2. Saldefield School (2024). Image courtesy of Ikon Gallery 3. Mali Morris, Calling (2023), Ikon Gallery. Photo by Tegen Kimbley. Image courtesy of Ikon


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Start the Press!
The centrepiece of Start the Press! is a vintage, flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art, taking its position in the gallery as a form of protest or occupation in the tradition of the student art-school sit-ins of the 1960s, and in response to the current challenging economic landscape. A cohort of West Midlands printmakers will operate the press, producing original prints and filling the gallery walls as work is made in real time.
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Exodus Crooks
Ikon hosts Midlands-based artist Exodus Crooks’ exhibition Epiphany (Temporaire), commissioned by Ort Gallery and International Curators Forum (ICF), originally presented at Block 336 in Summer 2023. Curated by Orphée Kashala, the exhibition includes sculpture, film, text and sculptural installation.   
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Exodus Crooks
We need 2 tlk. At The Exchange, Birmingham.
University of Birmingham and Ikon present We need 2 tlk, a new moving image installation by Midlands-based artist Exodus Crooks as part of AI FUTURES at The Exchange.
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National Treasures: Artemisia in Birmingham
Jesse Jones: Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon
Ikon is a partner in National Treasures, a key strand of the programme celebrating the National Gallery’s Bicentenary, NG200. Ikon presents a masterpiece by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654 or later), Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (about 1615-17). Wrapped around the Gentileschi work, and made as a direct response, is a solo exhibition by contemporary Irish artist Jesse Jones, whose artistic practice crosses film, sound, performance, sculpture and installation. 
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Dion Kitson
Rue Britannia
Ikon presents the first major solo exhibition and an ambitious off-site commission by British artist Dion Kitson in partnership with English Heritage. 
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Works from the British Council Collection and macLYON. Exhibition at Lyon, France
Ikon and macLYON present works by over twenty artists from the British Council Collection and macLYON that explore the theme of friendship.   
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Jaskirt Dhaliwal-Boora
Green Spaces
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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Feeding Chair
Sally Butcher: Visible Bodies
Ikon hosts Feeding Chair (2022), a collaborative artwork which invites parents and carers to feed their young children in galleries and other public venues. Featuring artwork by artist Jade de Montserrat, the chair integrates audio works and videos about infant feeding, gender and public space.

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS

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Ikon is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and Birmingham City Council.

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