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Frieze Art Fair/Ikon Gallery

October 27, 2015

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  Frieze Art Fair at Regent’s Park, London is the annual extravaganza which provides an opportunity for international fine art galleries to show off the work of selected artists from their stables, make a bit of a splash and often enough court controversy with some outrageous offerings. If the many regulars I met last week […]

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The Big Hoot 2015 – For Little & Big Kids Alike

September 14, 2015

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This year, is the Year of the Sheep (or Goat) – but it would seem someone forgot to tell Birmingham – as in Birmingham, it appears to be the Year of the Owl. Not just one owl either, 89 giant owls which have been dotted around Birmingham (with one being slightly further afield at Twycross […]

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Culture Faves: The Secret Gallery

February 3, 2015

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Opened in 1939, just six weeks before the outbreak of World War II, and tucked away in a corner of Birmingham University campus is a very special place, known to fewer people than it ought to be. At least (I hope) until now. This is the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. A striking Art Deco […]

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Lost in Metropolis

July 6, 2013

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By Lou Knight Weeks before the exhibit opened at Gas Hall, it was brought to life in this stunning trailer Metropolis: Reflections on modern city. Developed alongside the New Art Gallery in Walsall and Ikon Gallery, as part of the £1 million Art Fund International initiative, it showcased work by 25 contemporary artists. Curved partitions […]

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A Colourful Crowd

July 4, 2013

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By Tim Wilson A Colourful Crowd (aka #TheCrowd) is a ground-breaking programme run by young people, offering an alternative take on what happens at The New Art Gallery Walsall.               The group came into being large as a result of Damien Hirst’s year long exhibition at the gallery. The […]

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