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HMP Grendon13.07.2021
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Watch now: Art at HMP Grendon
In this interview with Head of Clinical Services, Richard Shuker and Lead Creative Psychotherapist, Jo Augustus, Dean Kelland discusses the role of creative practice, the notion of community and the importance of group work at HMP Grendon in the context of the prison’s radical approach to therapy, which informs the artist residency.
NEWS13.07.2021
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Watch now: Exhibition Walkthrough
Jonathan Watkins, Director, Ikon and Deborah Kermode, CEO & Artistic Director, Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) discuss A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s.
Family01.07.2021
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Free Activity Packs
Ikon’s activity packs are designed for creative learning at school or home. Inspired by Ikon’s exhibition A Very Special Place: Ikon in the 1990s.
News25.06.2021
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UK/Australia Season
Ikon is delighted to be part of a major new cultural exchange between Australia and the United Kingdom (UK), celebrating each nation’s diverse and innovative artist communities and cultural sectors.
Slow Boat18.06.2021
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Ikon Youth Programme: Slow Boat Launching Summer 2021
For ten years Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) has steered Slow Boat around the canals of the West Midlands and beyond. A converted narrow boat, it is a unique floating space for IYP, local communities and artists to make and experience art in a stimulating and creative environment.
HMP Grendon28.05.2021
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Notes from HMP Grendon
By Dean Kelland, Ikon’s artist in residence at HMP Grendon
News26.05.2021
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We are hiring
Would you like to join the Ikon team? We are hiring for three exciting roles.
News18.05.2021
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Watch now: Joe Lycett - These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things
To mark the opening of Ikon for Artists, award winning comedian, writer, artist and television host, Joe Lycett, discusses his eight favourite works of art with Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director. Ikon for Artists is an exhibition of artworks for sale by over 250 Birmingham artists, including Joe Lycett. 100% of the proceeds from artwork sales go directly to the artists.
Slow Boat15.04.2021
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Ikon Youth Programme awarded funding from Freelands Foundation
Ikon is delighted to announce the support of Freelands Foundation in developing Ikon Youth Programme (IYP), which for ten years has navigated Slow Boat around the waterways of the West Midlands and beyond. During 2021-2024, we will expand the alternative curriculum offered by IYP, raising fundamental questions concerning the definition and relevance of art against a backdrop of societal change.
News07.04.2021
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Ikon to receive funding from Culture Recovery Fund
Ikon is delighted to announce we have received a grant of £129,473 from the second round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen.
Events25.03.2021
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Watch now: Artist's Talk - Haroon Mirza
Artist Haroon Mirza discusses his new audiovisual work, year zero (2020) with artist Jack Jelfs, Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director, Sharjah Art Foundation and President, The Africa Institute, and Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director.
Ikon Youth Programme18.03.2021
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IYP x BLKHLCLB 
Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) and Black Hole Club (BLKHLCLB) continue their online collaboration. Work in progress from recent workshops facilitated by Black Hole Club artists: 
HMP Grendon15.03.2021
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Notes from HMP Grendon
By Dean Kelland, Ikon’s artist in residence at HMP Grendon
Family10.03.2021
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Family Saturday: Collage workshop with artist Nilupa Yasmin
Thank you to all of the families who took part in our recent Family Saturday workshop with artist Nilupa Yasmin. Families were introduced to Ikon’s current exhibition Faster Than Ever before creating their own artworks, playing and experimenting with different collage materials and techniques.
News04.03.2021
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Ikon Board of Trustees Announcement
Ikon is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Helen Higson OBE DL as Chair of the gallery’s Board of Trustees. Helen is Professor of Higher Education Learning and Management, Aston University and Vice Lord-Lieutenant for the West Midlands. Simultaneously, Ikon Trustee Harminder Randhawa, Accountant, Jaguar Land Rover, takes the position of Chair at Ikon’s Risk Committee.
Ikon Youth Programme02.03.2021
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Ikon Youth Programme and Black Hole Club
Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) and Black Hole Club (BLKHLCLB) begin an online collaboration. Follow Ikon Youth Programme on Instagram for regular updates.
Family11.02.2021
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Family Saturday: Painting & collage workshop with artist Monica Perez Vega
Thank you to all of the families who took part in our recent Family Saturday workshop with artist Monica Perez Vega. Families were introduced to Ikon’s current exhibition Faster Than Ever before creating their own versions of key artworks, experimenting with colour, collage and painting.
News11.01.2021
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Free Activity Packs
Get creative at home or school and download our free Activity Packs. Created by Birmingham artist Farwa Moledina, the packs are inspired by Ikon’s current exhibition Faster Than Ever. ​They include practical activities for Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 such as painting, mask making and portraiture, with links to artists’ films you can watch online and questions for thinking and talking about art in relation to other subjects, including global cultures and environments.
Ikon Shop11.01.2021
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Ikon Shop Sale - 30% off
Whilst Ikon’s main galleries are closed, our online shop remains open, stocking a wide range of exhibition catalogues, books, artist editions and gifts.
Events17.12.2020
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Watch now - year zero by Haroon Mirza
If you missed our recent world premiere of year zero (2020), a new audiovisual artwork by British artist Haroon Mirza, you can watch it in full on Ikon’s YouTube channel until 14 February.
Exhibitions09.12.2020
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Ikon for Artists – Open Call
Ikon is pleased to announce Ikon for Artists, an open call exhibition that takes place from 26 February to 14 March 2021 at Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace.

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