Black and white headshot of Laura Reid
Small Heath Leadership Academy students responding to Hew Locke, Foreign Exchange (2022)
EVENT14.07.2022 / 4.00pm7.45pm

Teacher Twilight CPD

Teachers and art educators are invited to join artist teacher Laura Reid to discuss Foreign Exchange (2022), by Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke. Participants consider how Locke reimagines historical sculptures, including Souvenir 9 (2019), currently on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 


4pm Tea and cake at the Edwardian Tea Rooms, BMAG
4.45pm Hew Locke, Souvenir 9 (2019), BMAG
5pm Hew Locke, Foreign Exchange (2022), Victoria Square
6pm Talk: Hew Locke and Gus Casely-Hayford, Birmingham Cathedral 
7.15pm Concert by Haitian artist Germa Adan, Birmingham Cathedral
7.45pm Concert ends

Supported by Birmingham 2022 Festival.

This event is part of The Migrant Festival 2022 and Ikon’s Arrivals programme for Summer 2022, concerned with the international movement of people and ideas and organised to coincide with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

About the presenter

Laura Reid is Head of Art at Small Heath Leadership Academy. Her students (Year 7 and 8) have produced new work with artist Monica Perez Vega in response to Hew Locke’s Foreign Exchange (2022). The students’ artwork is exhibited at Ikon Gallery 20 – 31 July 2022.

With 13 years of teaching experience in both schools and colleges, Reid is an active member of Birmingham Printmakers, where her practice as a silkscreen printmaker allows her to experiment with abstract collage techniques, creating unique prints combining playful pattern and bold colour onto paper, fabric and objects. 

Free Activity Packs
Ikon’s activity packs (Key Stages 1 – 4) are available to download. They are designed for creative learning at school or home, inspired by Hew Locke’s Foreign Exchange.

Event Date

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Event Details

Free, suggested donation £5

Wheelchair accessible

For additional access enquiries please contact


Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Chamberlain Sq, Birmingham B3 3DH

Image Credits
1. Laura Reid 2. Small Heath Leadership Academy students responding to Hew Locke, Foreign Exchange (2022). Image courtesy of Ikon.


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