Experience Art in the Midlands at Home (Part 1)

  This two-part blog will highlight how you can experience all thirteen of the MAP partner institutions in the safety and comfort of your own home. You can read the second part here. Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham Missing the Barber’s Tuesday talks? No worries – they’ve been releasing them as podcasts!  So far, … Continue reading “Experience Art in the Midlands at Home (Part 1)”

February’s Digbeth First Friday

This  month’s Digbeth First Friday saw the opening of a  range of exciting and thought-provoking works and exhibitions. Here are just a few which can be found in the galleries at Minerva Works and mustn’t be missed!   Grand Union – Melanie Jackson, Deeper in the Pyramid  This project is presented at Grand Union in … Continue reading “February’s Digbeth First Friday”

‘Coming Out’ Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

‘Coming Out’ has recently opened at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, this exciting new exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. It is thought to be the largest LGBTQ+ exhibition in the UK and brings together the work of various artists exploring themes of gender and … Continue reading “‘Coming Out’ Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery”

Käthe Kollwitz and Sofia Hultén at Ikon Gallery this Autumn

Last night Ikon Gallery in Birmingham launched two new exhibitions – Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz and Sofia Hultén: Here’s the Answer, What’s the Question?. The exhibition of Käthe Kollwitz’s etchings is haunting, displaying her preoccupation with themes of poverty, grief and death. Anguish and trauma are suggested in the violent scratches conveying the faces and … Continue reading “Käthe Kollwitz and Sofia Hultén at Ikon Gallery this Autumn”