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News11.02.2022
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Statements of Thanks
Following the announcement that Jonathan Watkins is stepping down as Director of Ikon, the Board of Trustees and Arts Council England released the following statements:
News10.02.2022
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Farewell to Ikon - Jonathan Watkins, Director
Twenty-three years on, it is with strong mixed emotions that I announce my stepping down as the Director of Ikon in October. It is a job I’ve loved – more and more, in fact – but a still small voice is telling me that now is the right time to strike out in pursuit of new adventures.
HMP Grendon21.01.2022
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Notes from HMP Grendon
The latest post by Dean Kelland, Ikon’s artist in residence at HMP Grendon.   “My next thought was not of Mike Nesmith but of Dirk Gently, the cover of my notebook and the interconnectedness of all things.”
Family07.01.2022
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Free Activity Packs
Ikon’s activity packs (Key Stages 1 – 4) are designed for creative learning at school or home. Inspired by Ikon’s exhibitions by Betsy Bradley and James T. Hong.
NEWS16.12.2021
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John Salt
1937 – 2021 “John Salt was not only a very gifted artist, but also a wonderful man. His modesty and unpretentiousness belied an international reputation, well deserved, and it was a privilege to know him.” Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director.
Ikon Shop08.12.2021
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Christmas Gift ideas 2021
Choose Ikon for your Christmas shopping this year! Browse our books, prints, stationery, jewellery, homeware and gifts in person at the gallery or online.
Exhibitions17.11.2021
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Forward Programme 2022-23
Ikon is delighted to announce plans for 2022-23 including exhibitions, off-site projects and events.
Ikon Youth Programme11.11.2021
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IYP Journal
Read what Ikon Youth Programme members have been up to over the last few months.
NEWS14.10.2021
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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.
HMP Grendon12.10.2021
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Notes from HMP Grendon
The latest post by Dean Kelland, Ikon’s artist in residence at HMP Grendon.   “…in one way or another we’ve been wearing masks all our lives.”
NEWS29.09.2021
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Free Activity Packs
Ikon’s activity packs are designed for creative learning at school or home. Inspired by Ikon’s exhibitions by Mit Jai Inn and Bill Woodrow and Richard Deacon.
Ikon Shop22.09.2021
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Shop: Exhibition Collection
Browse Ikon’s catalogues and limited editions, produced to accompany our Autumn exhibitions by Mit Jai Inn and Bill Woodrow and Richard Deacon.
HMP Grendon12.08.2021
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Notes from HMP Grendon
The latest post by Dean Kelland, Ikon’s artist in residence at HMP Grendon.  
News09.08.2021
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Jesse Bruton
Ikon Founder Artist 1933 – 2021. Jesse Bruton was a founder of Ikon, first opening its doors to the public in April 1965, and a loyal supporter of the gallery to the end. His 2016 retrospective was one of Ikon’s most popular exhibitions, a reminder for old friends of his unique imagination and artistic talent, and a revelation for younger audiences.
Events06.08.2021
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The Migrant Festival
Ikon presents the third annual Migrant Festival. A four day programme mixing visual art, music, film and performance, it celebrates the contribution made by refugees and migrants to Birmingham and the UK, whilst bearing witness to the hardships and sacrifices involved.
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
The latest post by Dean Kelland, Ikon’s artist in residence at HMP Grendon.   “How much is too much masculinity?”

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