Ikon has developed an off-site programme to engage with people from communities in Birmingham and beyond.
Dean Kelland is Ikon’s artist in residence at HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire. Funded by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust, the focus of the residency is towards the development of artistic practice at HMP Grendon – that of Kelland and of the prison’s communities.
Birmingham’s city-centre sculpture of Queen Victoria in Victoria Square is reimagined by acclaimed Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke, presented by Birmingham 2022 Festival.
Australian Aboriginal artist Yhonnie Scarce is creating new work ahead of her June exhibition at Ikon. For her residency, Scarce has been researching materials held in archives at the University of Birmingham.
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.
Infinity Pattern 1 at Selfridges Birmingham is a large scale art installation by multidisciplinary artist Osman Yousefzada.
Co-commissioned with Ikon, the temporary architectural structure launched in July 2021 and transforms Birmingham’s skyline, covering the iconic Selfridges building and injecting it with a bold colour palette of pinks and black, arranged in a striking tessellated pattern.
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