Lesley and Julian from the Axisweb team recently had a flying visit to Birmingham. There they discovered a vibrant, multi-layered art scene which includes organisations as diverse as established galleries, artist-led studios and nomadic arts projects. Here we give you a by-no-means exhaustive overview of the most interesting contemporary art projects and spaces across the city.
What do you do if there aren't enough studios? Set up your own of course! Cheryl Jones talks to us about getting things done at Grand Union.
Recent graduate Aly Grimes tells us about running one of Birmingham's newest artist-led spaces.
We talk to Elly Clarke about moving beyond the confines of the white cube and her attempt to stimulate Birmingham's commercial art scene with her new project FRAME_.
Eastside Projects is the main hub for contemporary artists in Birmingham. We spoke to Associate Director Ruth Claxton about setting up and maintaining such an important artist-led project.
A3 Project Space will launch a programme of projects, exhibitions and events in May 2013, curated by Trevor Pitt and Cathy Wade.
The Lombard Method
With the emergence of newer artist-led spaces in the city of Birmingham, The Lombard Method are coming of age and establishing themselves as an organisation dedicated to supporting younger artists through residencies and exhibitions.
Working without a permanent venue, Vinyl is a project that moves between spaces, bringing artists and organisations together in ways that challenge their existing methodologies.
Craftspace have been developing people, ideas and opportunities through contemporary craft for 26 years. They continue to showcase the most exciting craft practices through a programme of touring exhibitions and participatory projects.
University of Birmingham
Did you know about the University of Birmingham's Artist in Residence programme? It's another one of Birmingham's amazing cultural secrets!