‘Birmingham Show’ starts Friday 30/01/2015


Eastside Projects launches its new exhibition ‘Birmingham Show’ on Friday 30 January, 6–8pm. Featuring over 30 artists either born, studied or working in Birmingham, the exhibition asks three key questions – ‘What is the art of Birmingham?’ ‘Is there an accent to Birmingham’s art making?’ and ‘How is Birmingham useful for the production of art?’


The free public event Birmingham Show:Setting the Scene on Saturday 31 January, 2–5pm, would be a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history of Birmingham’s richly layered art scene with artists, curators, designers and writers including Mark Renn, Simon Chapman, Graham Chorlton, Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, Cheryl Jones, Matt Westbrook, Charlotte Smith and more. This will be invaluable information for upcoming arts professionals in Birmingham; giving insight, inspiration and advice about possible future models for Birmingham’s art scene.

This is part of a series of events that focus on questions and conversations raised by ‘Birmingham Show’, including an in-conversation between Alexis Kokoli and Su Richardson looking at feminist art practices in relation to the Birmingham Women’s Art Group, an evening of discussion and film with Keith Piper and Larry Achiompong convened by Marlene Smith and a live production reading group with Anna Barham.

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