Ikon has developed an off-site programme to engage with people of all ages and abilities from communities in Birmingham and beyond.

Ikon Slow Boat

Ikon Slow Boat continues its three year programme, Looping the Loop (2017–2019) in Birmingham’s Ladywood district. A converted narrow boat, Slow Boat provides a lens through which to consider the unique landscape of Ladywood’s waterways in a continuing programme of artistic activity with local communities and artists. Slow Boat is co-curated with members of the … Read more »

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Artist in Residence at HMP Grendon (2014-2018)

Ikon is working in partnership with HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire, the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust and renowned artist Edmund Clark over a four-year programme. In light of growing evidence that the arts can offer transformational experience in offenders’ lives thus breaking the vicious circle of crime and incarceration, the Artist in Residence programme will develop… Read more »

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Ikon Youth Programme

Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) is for young people who share an interest in visual art. Meeting regularly at Ikon Gallery participants aged 16-21 years old are encouraged to devise creative projects, establish networks with other youth groups and share their thoughts and opinions about a range of topics.

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