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

A converted narrow boat, Slow Boat is a unique floating space for local communities and artists to make and experience art in a stimulating and creative environment. Slow Boat is curated by Ikon’s Learning Team with members of Ikon Youth Programme (IYP). It features a design by Lamorna Conlon (a member of Ikon Youth Programme), boasting… Read more »

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Artist in Residence at HMP Grendon (2019-2022)

Read all Art at HMP Grendon blog posts here.  We are pleased to announce that  Dean Kelland will be Ikon’s artist in residence for the next three years at HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire. Funded by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, his appointment follows Edmund Clark’s residency (2014-2019). Art at HMP Grendon is an extraordinary opportunity for… 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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