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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.   “I will be your Jodie Comer!”
News09.08.2021
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Jesse Bruton
Ikon Founder Artist 1933 – 2021Jesse 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?”
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
The latest post by Dean Kelland, Ikon’s artist in residence at HMP Grendon.   “What does an inner-city Birmingham boy know about landscapes?”
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.

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