About The Birmingham Big Art Project
Eastside Projects are the commissioning agents, responsible for curating the process and artwork. The objective of the Project is to commission and install an iconic piece of public art that is high quality, innovative, permanent and low in maintenance for Birmingham that will gain international recognition and put the city on the world’s cultural map. With hopes of community engagement, in line with culture and wellbeing, this iconic piece of art hopes to become an important heritage for future generations of Birmingham. The anticipated cost for the project is £2 million. The overall goal of this project is to encourage citizenship and civic pride amongst the city’s diverse communities through public art. We hope the new work will be completed by April 2018.
Our Location / Site
The site for Birmingham Big Art Project is the western entrance to the current Eastside City Park, which has been established around the existing Millennium Point building and in relation to the future construction of Birmingham’s High-Speed Railway station (HS2). It will be a major destination and arrival point in the city and a new ‘Curzon Square’ will be created over time around the artwork. Download the PDF of our location HERE.
BBAP – Birmingham Big Art Project reveals its 5 shortlisted artists
The Birmingham Big Art Project Selection Panel, Steering Group and Trustees have announced the shortlist of five artists for the forthcoming £2million permanent public artwork in Birmingham.
The shortlist includes artists with a wide range of approaches to art making from laying ‘Battenburg Cakes’ made of bricks, and pouring crystalline caves to singing psychologically charged soundscapes…”
BBAP – What Brummies Will Want To See…
Recently a member of the Public; Edward Chitham wrote into the Birmingham Post and our Chairman Glyn Pitchford wrote a response;
Edward Chitham, in your Letters 14th January, is correct in advising that the new public artwork currently being planned under The Birmingham Big Art Project, will need to relate to the man or woman in the street…”
Thoughts on The BBAP
You can now financially support the work of the Birmingham Big Art Foundation for as little as £5 by making a single donation, get involved in supporting by volunteering or find out more about our corporate sponsorship. Click the appropriate link below to find out more, or get started!
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