Exhibition16.12.202231.03.2023
OFF-SITE
ON SHOW
FREE

Vanley Burke

A Gift to Birmingham

Exhibition16.12.202231.03.2023
OFF-SITE
ON SHOW
FREE

Vanley Burke

A Gift to Birmingham

Ikon tours A Gift to Birmingham by Vanley Burke to Handsworth Library. The exhibition features seventeen portraits of members of Migrant Voice, a migrant-led national organisation with a hub in Birmingham. Each image tells a story of migration, either recent or long past, with subjects accompanied or alone. Displayed together, the photographs present a portrait of Birmingham as a superdiverse city, with residents from many parts of the world.

The exhibition is accompanied by schools’ packs (Key Stages, 1, 2 and 3) for teachers and students to openly discuss sensitive issues and directly address conflict. Designed by artist educator Haseebah Ali, they include critical questions – on subjects of race, language, culture and religion – and creative exercises, allowing learners to express their identities. Free copies of the schools’ packs are available at the library and to download from Ikon’s website.

A Gift to Birmingham was previously shown at Ikon Gallery (23 March – 03 April 2022), Brushstrokes (20 – 24 June 2022) and Saathi House (15 – 24 July 2022). It was commissioned as part of the ‘Non-formal Intercommunal Education in Birmingham (NICE-B)’ project, led by Dr Reza Gholami, Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race and Education, University of Birmingham.

Exhibition Launch

Friday 16 December 2022, 2-4pm
Handsworth Library, Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 9DP
Free

Join Migrant Voice to celebrate the launch of A Gift to Birmingham on the occasion of International Migrants Day at Handsworth Library.

FREE

Exhibition Details

Free entry

Please check Birmingham City Council website for library opening times

Access information.

For access enquiries please contact learning@ikon-gallery.org

VENUE

Handsworth Library

Soho Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B21 9DP

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Activity Pack - KS1
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Activity Pack - KS2
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Activity Pack - KS3
pdf
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A gift to Birmingham with Vanley Burke
This Autumn, Ikon partners with Migrant Voice and the School of Education, University of Birmingham on a project with artist Vanley Burke.

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