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

ART AT HMP GRENDON

With a focus on the development of the prisoners’ artistic practice, Ikon has opened the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Studio at HMP Grendon – a dedicated space for workshops, in printing and painting, and a changing programme of exhibitions, art historical and contemporary.

Funded by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust.

IYP ON SLOW BOAT

A converted narrow boat, Slow Boat is a unique floating space for Ikon Youth Programme (IYP), local communities and artists to make and experience art in a stimulating and creative environment. Supported by Freelands Foundation.

Current Exhibitions

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.   
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.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition04.07.202402.11.2024
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Exodus Crooks
At The Exchange, Birmingham.
In June 2024, Ikon presents new work by Midlands-based artist Exodus Crooks at The Exchange, the University’s city centre venue in response to the public programme theme of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Exhibition07.08.202414.08.2024
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Foka Wolf
WHY ARE WE STUCK IN HOSPITAL? AT FABRICA, BRIGHTON
An impossible maze, with no end, forms the basis of an artwork by Birmingham artist and activist Foka Wolf. Produced by Ikon and exhibited at Fabrica, Brighton, Why Are We Stuck in Hospital? illustrates the invisibility of people with learning disabilities and / or autistic people in long-stay hospitals.

Events

Past Exhibitions

Off-site/Exhibition21.03.202407.04.2024
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FOKA WOLF
WHY ARE WE STUCK IN HOSPITAL? AT SITE GALLERY, SHEFFIELD
Off-site/International/Exhibition15.04.202301.04.2024
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Mit Jai Inn
Dreamworld. Exhibition in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Off-site/Exhibition13.10.202331.03.2024
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Maryam Wahid
Dreams of Brum. At Handsworth Library.
Off-site/Exhibition20.09.202322.12.2023
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Banners
At Ikon Gallery and regional art schools
Off-site/Exhibition27.10.202328.10.2023
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Seungwon Jung and IYP
Coventry Biennial Showcase. At Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.
Off-site/Exhibition03.07.202316.09.2023
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Vanley Burke
A Gift to Birmingham - at The Exchange, Centenary Square
Off-site/Exhibition07.03.202317.06.2023
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FOKA WOLF
Why Are We Stuck in Hospital? At The Exchange, Birmingham.
Off-site/Exhibition16.12.202231.03.2023
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Vanley Burke
A Gift to Birmingham. At Handsworth Library.
Off-site/International/Exhibition08.12.202228.02.2023
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Mit Jai Inn
Dreamday. Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand.
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