Public Art

Art is something that can be enjoyed by anyone, particularly when that piece of art is public. Public art refers to art that is in the public realm and more often than not, it is commissioned specifically for the site where it is located. Public art has power and influence and this can be shown in a number of ways. Such as in posters, as a political tool, and even transitory, in the form of

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Art Birmingham

Birmingham is a hub of creativity for art and this is shown in the vastly different exhibitions that are currently or are due to take place in the area. Below we have collated a handful of those exhibitions and we highly advise all to visit them. Coming Out Although this exhibition started in December, the interest and message behind the exhibition is still relevant and it's not hard to see why! The exhibition is centred

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West Midlands Trains

We’re delighted to announce that West Midlands Trains is the latest Midlands based firm to become an official partner of the Birmingham Big Art Project. The operator of West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway has kindly committed to providing rail travel for our artist, Susan Phillipsz, as well as a number of other Birmingham Big Art Project representatives and volunteers throughout 2018. The Big Art Project is developing at a time of change for

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New Year Message

  2017 was a fantastic year for the Birmingham Big Art Project. We announced the winning artwork, Station Clock by Turner Prize-winning artist Susan Phillipsz, garnered support from West Midlands first Mayor Andy Street, and hosted a symposium with Eastside Projects, discussing ‘Public Art Thinking’. However, none of this would have been possible without our hard-working volunteers and colleagues who came together to make this our most successful year yet. Back in April, Susan Philipsz

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International New York Times

Birmingham  Big Art Project is delighted to have been featured in the International New York Times on Tuesday 5th September 2017. The article, an interview with winning artist Susan Philipsz, talks about the diversity of the people of Birmingham and their voices. “The idea is to work with a diverse range of voices from all over Birmingham,” said Ms. Philipsz, who is based in Berlin. “It’s the most ethnically diverse city in Britain, and like

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Hoardings project, Centenary Square

Birmingham Big Art Project has commissioned five Birmingham based artists to make new work for the Bouygues hoardings around the Centenary Square development. This project has been funded by Birmingham City Council and Arts Council England. About the artists Vanley Burke, born in Jamaica in 1951 and a resident in Birmingham since 1965, is renowned as a photographer concerned especially with black culture in Britain. Burke has had numerous exhibitions surveying his career as an artist, including At Home With Vanley Burke 2015, Ikon Gallery,

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London Midland has become the latest West Midlands based firm to become an official partner of the Birmingham Big Art Project. The Big Art Project is aiming to create an impressive new Birmingham landmark in the current Eastside City Park near Millennium Point.  This giant installation will sit outside the new High-Speed Railway station (HS2). It will be a major destination and arrival point in the city as a new ‘Curzon Square’ is to be

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The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Carl Rice cut the ribbon for the public launch of Birmingham Big Art Project. Five shortlisted artists created models or maquettes of their proposed sculptures which are on display at Millennium Point. Also leading the presentation of the maquettes were project Chairman and Trustee Glyn Preece and Commissioning Agent Gavin Wade. Pics:

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Some 100 supporters of The Birmingham Big Art Project attended a private viewing of the 5 short-listed artists’ maquettes (models), the event being sponsored by Millenium Point. This event preceded the Lord Mayor launching the exhibition for public consultation on Saturday, 4th June in Millenium Point. Jas the

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The Birmingham Big Art ProjectSelection 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. The selection panel made up of national art commissioners and curators and Birmingham planners, head of collections and artist-curators were

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