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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BBAP

Birmingham Big Art Project would like to thank Andy Street and Patrick Burns for their support for the project and for leading such an exciting discussion at our In Conversation with Andy Street event. The event took place on Thursday, October 26 at Hotel Du Vin in Birmingham. The funds will help fund the curation and installation of Station Clock by Turner Prize-winning Susan

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Art & The Public Sphere

    When: Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1pm - 5.30pm Where: Curzon Building lecture theatre, Birmingham City University Price: £5/4 concessions (free to Eastisde Projects members)   Birmingham Big Art Project is delighted to be working with Eastside Projects to host a symposium that will bring thinkers and practitioners together to discuss Public Art Thinking and what it is today. The event will be made up of a series of conversations, inviting contributors from artistic disciplines to

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We would like to extend a Big Art Project thank you to William Wong and the team at Chung Ying Garden for raising an outstanding £3,700 for the Project at the annual Moon Feastival fundraiser. The event, which took place on Thursday 28 September, invited guests to celebrate Chinese culture, taste traditional cuisine and enjoy live music from local talent, Rhino and the Ranters. The funds will help fund the curation and installation of Station Clock

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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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