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

Image from Dean Kelland Grendon sketchbook

ART AT HMP GRENDON

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.

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

Exhibition08.12.202228.02.2023
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Dreamday, Bangkok
Mit Jai Inn
Jim Thompson Art Center presents Dreamday, a solo exhibition by Mit Jai Inn (b.1960, Chiang Mai). A leading figure of contemporary art in Thailand, Mit is renowned for his colourful artworks that merge painting and sculpture.
Exhibition16.12.202231.03.2023
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A Gift to Birmingham
Vanley Burke
Ikon tours A Gift to Birmingham by Vanley Burke to Handsworth Library. The exhibition features seventeen portraits of members of Migrant Voice, a migrant-led national organisation with a hub in Birmingham. Each image tells a story of migration, either recent or long past, with subjects accompanied or alone.

Events

Talk/Off-site18.03.2023 / 2.00pm3.15pm
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Stuart Whipps

Past Exhibitions

Off-site/Exhibition15.07.202228.10.2022
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Home is Unspent
George Shaw and Thomas Bewick
Off-site/Exhibition25.06.202203.07.2022
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The Sky in a Room
Ragnar Kjartansson

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