Ikon is an internationally acclaimed art gallery situated in central Birmingham.

Housed in a magnificent Grade II listed neo-gothic school building, the gallery features temporary exhibitions over two floors, alongside Ikon Shop and Café.

IKON GALLERY

Entry to Ikon is free. The gallery shows work by artists from around the world and a variety of media is represented, including sound, film, mixed media, photography, painting, sculpture and installation. Donations welcome.

OPENING TIMES
Open Wednesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am-5pm

PHONE
0121 248 0708

IKON SHOP

Ikon Shop is Birmingham’s only specialist art bookshop, stocking a range of books, cards, artists’ limited editions and gifts. Ikon is a charity and all purchases support the gallery’s exhibition and education programme.

OPENING TIMES
Open Wednesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am-5pm or shop online

PHONE
0121 248 0711

Yorks Cafe at Ikon

Yorks Café at Ikon

Visit our café and enjoy all day brunch and speciality coffee inside or or out on the large terrace area. Yorks offers a wide range of house-baked cakes, loose leaf teas, craft beers and wine.

OPENING TIMES
Wednesday – Sunday, 9am – 4.30pm

Yorks Café at Ikon

PHONE
0121 828 5060

ACCESS & SAFETY

Ikon is fully accessible with a range of facilities to make your visit enjoyable.  We have guidelines for all our activities to ensure a safe experience for everyone who visits, offering hand sanitisers throughout and enhanced cleaning of the building.

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WANT TO HIRE IKON?

Ikon has versatile spaces, accommodating up to five hundred guests. Get in touch today to discuss your event with a member of our team.

Ikon is a charity and by choosing us for your event you directly support the gallery’s future.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

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Exhibition08.03.202407.07.2024
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FRIENDS IN LOVE AND WAR / L’ÉLOGE DES MEILLEUR·ES ENNEMI·ES.
Works from the British Council Collection and macLYON. Exhibition at Lyon, France
Ikon and macLYON present works by over twenty artists from the British Council Collection and macLYON that explore the theme of friendship.   
Exhibition10.05.202408.09.2024
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Dion Kitson
Rue Britannia
Ikon presents the first major solo exhibition and an ambitious off-site commission by British artist Dion Kitson in partnership with English Heritage. 
Exhibition10.05.202408.09.2024
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National Treasures: Artemisia in Birmingham
Jesse Jones: Mirror Martyr Mirror Moon
Ikon is a partner in National Treasures, a key strand of the programme celebrating the National Gallery’s Bicentenary, NG200. Ikon presents a masterpiece by Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1654 or later), Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (about 1615-17). Wrapped around the Gentileschi work, and made as a direct response, is a solo exhibition by contemporary Irish artist Jesse Jones, whose artistic practice crosses film, sound, performance, sculpture and installation. 
Exhibition11.05.202406.09.2024
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Dion Kitson
Silver Lining at JW Evans Silver Factory
Through Silver Lining, an off-site commission for English Heritage, Kitson honours a lost industrial past, utilising new technologies to create sculptural interventions in a former silver factory, celebrating the history and popular culture of Birmingham and the Black Country.
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IKON GALLERY
1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS

GALLERY: +44 (0)121 248 0708
SHOP: +44 (0)121 248 0711

Ikon is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and Birmingham City Council.

Copyright © 2024 IKON. All rights reserved. Registered charity no. 528892