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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Commonwealth Games

It was announced yesterday that Birmingham is set to be the host of the Commonwealth Games in 2022. A notable win when this is only the third time the games are set to be held in Britain since the turn of the century. This is great news for the region and many notable figures are praising the city for the hosting win. Including Olympic medalists, politicians and even the Birmingham library was lit up to

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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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A Masquerade Ball was held at the Hyatt Regency hotel to raise funds for the Big Art Project. Now that the five shortlisted artists and their ideas are on display at Millennium Point, the Steering Group and its trustees and supporters came together for a night of carnival fun. Raising over £3000 in the process to go towards the build of the final design. Pics: Jas

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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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