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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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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Caroline Tailor and Glyn Pitchford

Birmingham Big Art Project has appointed a professional fundraising consultant as the project prepares to announce the winner of a new public artwork for the city. Caroline Taylor has more than 15 years’ experience in fundraising for the cultural sector and specialises in working with heritage projects and museums. At the Birmingham Big Art Project, which has pledged to raise £2 million to produce a permanent public art next to Eastside City Park, Caroline will

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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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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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Recently a member of the Public; Edward Chitham wrote into the Birmingham Post and had this to say; "Dear Editor, 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. I appreciate that this is a tough challenge, particularly as art is so subjective and Birmingham is so

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Glyn Pitchford represented the business community, serving on the Birmingham, Coventry and Black Country City Region Board. He also represented the RICS on the Business Voice West Midlands Council. Glyn became the Senior Partner of James & Lister Lea, chartered surveyors, prior to merging the practice with BK; former Chairman of BRMB/Capital Gold Radio, Countrywide Homes and an environmental business, Envirotreat, serving also on the Council of Aston University and their Finance and Estate committees.

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