Inspired by and contributing to the development of Susan Philipsz’s public artwork Station Clock, Twelve Tones is a year-long citywide participatory art project engaging communities across Birmingham and Solihull exploring sound in relation to place and time in a series of artist-led workshops and sharing events. The project will cultivate dialogue between the UK’s second city’s diverse communities – from young to old; across all genders; races and faiths; differing social backgrounds; professional and amateur vocalists – a

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Last year was a monumental one for the Birmingham Big Art Project. The public will not have heard much about this, since most of our work during 2018 has been behind the scenes.  My humble thanks go out to a really large army of volunteers who have given huge support in many different ways and helping to bring the dream ever closer towards reality.

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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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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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