Cafe Artum Launch Weekend
Cafe Artum’s lovely laidback coffee shop-cum-vinyl store in the heart of Birmingham city centre is set to host an array of free arts events courtesy of Room Art and Project Birmingham over its opening celebration weekend. The party doesn’t stop at regular store closing time either with DJ’s ranging from Birmingham’s very own Surgeon, to Adam Shelton and Sassy J all promising to keep the party going long into the night.
Thu 14 Jun – Sun 17 Jun at Cafe Artum 177 Corporation St Birmingham B4 6RG. Thur 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-12am, Sat 10am-3am, Sun 10am-6pm. Free www.facebook.com
Osman Yousefzada at Ikon (pictured)
Being a front runner at London Fashion Week, Ikon’s new exhibition will feature work by the Birmingham based designer in a boundary breaking tribute to a blend of art and fashion. Yousefzada’s ‘Being Somewhere Else’ includes an installation dedicated to Yousefzada’s own migrant experience. His work fuses couture with the modern, creating an interesting and eye opening combination of pieces.
Wed 6th Jun – Fri 29th Jun at Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square Brindleyplace Birmingham B1 2HS. Tues – Sun 11am-5pm. Free. www.ikon-gallery.org
The Migrant Festival at Ikon
Alongside Yousefzada’s exciting show (see above), the Ikon will be honouring the designer’s work with a series of events exploring the theme of migration. The four day festival will host an array of events, ranging from art to music, including a screen of the 2015 film ‘A True Cost’.
Thu 14 Jun – Sun 17 Jun at Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square Brindleyplace Birmingham B1 2HS. Tues – Sun 11am-5pm. Free. www.ikon-gallery.org
ART HOUSE 007 X Lost Generation III
The Custard Factory’s Bene Culture is set to host the latest instalment of its Lost Generation series. Featuring work by a variety of exciting independent photographers – including Slaves own Laurie Vincent, the work on display explores the themes of youth culture, of alternative lifestyles. Starting with an opening party on the Friday, which will feature an _ selection of local DJs and the launch of VICE’s new beer, this is one not one to be missed.
Fri 15th Jun – Sat 23rd Jun at Bene Culture, UG13 Gibb St Birmingham B9 4AT. Opening party 6pm – late, Mon – Fri 12pm-5pm, Sat 11am-5pm, closed Sun, Free. www.facebook.com
RBSA Prize Exhibition
The RBSA’s annual prize exhibition features work by the creme de la creme of the Midlands artists. With £1,000 at stake, the RBSA’s annual exhibition showcases cutting edge pieces, exhibited in a bid to win the competition. As a result, the work on display promises to be truly stunning and this exhibition is always beautiful. Dive in.
Now until Sat 23 Jun at Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, 4 Brook st Birmingham B3 1SA. Mon – Sat 10.30am-5pm, Sun 1pm-5pm. Free. www.rbsa.org.uk
100 Years, So What? At Centrala
By marking the beginning of the launch of an Instagram account by the same name, Centrala gallery’s latest exhibition believes this app to be the perfect way to allow its latest exhibitions immortality. 100 years is a group exhibition that will mark the centenary following the rights gained by women in countries such as Poland and the UK. By using the work to reflect upon the last 100 years, Centrala’s exhibition will question the notion of feminism. Is it just a trend, or is this a cynical way of looking at an integral political movement that has shaped the last 100 years?
Thu 14 Jun – Sat 28 Jul at Centrala, Unit 4 Minerva Works 158 Fazeley st Birmingham B5 5RT. Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 1pm-6pm, closed on Sun and Mon. Free. www.centrala-space.org.uk
Inspired Festival at BCU
Featuring a variety of graduate shows that span work from BCU’s art, design and media students Inspired festival promises to display Birmingham’s hottest, new artistic talent. Grad shows are always inspiring affairs, BCU’s renownedly talent art school will definitely not disappoint. Why not swing by, you’ll undoubtedly see something you’ve never seen before.
Tue 12 Jun – Sun 17 Jun at Birmingham School of Art, Margaret St Birmingham B3 3BX. Various times across the week, see website for details. Free. www.bcu.ac.uk
Published on: Sat 5 May 2018