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!
The University of Birmingham‘s Artist in Residence programme provides artists with a studio on campus and a unique chance to engage with the diverse range of cultural collections, from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts to the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
Artists work alongside the University’s curators, conservators and researchers with the opportunity to forge new interdisciplinary relationships.
It provides artists with the support and resources to create new opportunities and to engage with the local community. Artists also work with the cultural engagement team, delivering a series of workshops and lectures to staff, students and the public, bringing an exciting active dimension to the University’s cultural offer.
Sarah Taylor Silverwood and Bobby Nixon have been Artists in Residence at the University of Birmingham since June 2012.
Their work culminates in the exhibition Through Great Efforts to High Things at the Great Western Arcade, Birmingham city centre from 18-31 March. Their drawings examine the artists’ relationships with the University’s museum collections, with an insight into their encounters with staff, students and objects.
18 - 31 March 2013, Unit 13 Great Western Arcade, Birmingham City Centre - free entry