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Refit of Eastside Projects, Eight Fixed Position. Photo: Stuart Whipps
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Eastside Projects reopening: “A lot of positives have come out of what at first seemed a very bad situation”

Last June, Birmingham based arts organisation Eastside Projects unexpectedly closed its gallery space, with rumours circulating as to the reasons why. Director Gavin Wade speaks to Jack Hutchinson about the real reasons for the closure, how it highlighted the support for Eastside Projects from Birmingham’s art scene and the organisation’s plans for the future.

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Edmund Clark, 'In Place of Hate' exhibition, installation view, Ikon Gallery, 2017. Photo: Handover Agency
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The art of incarceration: representation and rehabilitation in UK prisons

With reference to Edmund Clark’s current Ikon Gallery exhibition ‘In Place of Hate’ – the result of three years as artist in residence at the therapeutic prison HMP Grendon – a recent symposium in Birmingham explored the role of art and its use as a rehabilitative tool. After a day of talks and presentations, Carrie Foulkes finds her belief in socially-engaged practice reaffirmed.

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Participants for Grand Union's Curatorial Curriculum 2017. Photo: Grand Union
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2017 – How was it for you? #6: Grand Union, Birmingham

The Birmingham gallery and artists’ studios was added to Arts Council England’s national portfolio this year, marking a new chapter in its development. Programme director Kim McAleese and associate curator Seán Elder map out the before and after of “a pretty incredible year”.

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Digesting Politics at Grand Union, Birmingham

Keep it complex headed up to Birmingham to have some tea and Teressa May cake at Grand Union. Our local supermarket had refused to print Teressa May on a Cake, we’re not sure why, something about not being able to […]

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Sonia Boyce, Eastside Projects, Birmingham. Photo: George Torode; Courtesy: the artist and Eastside Projects
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A Q&A with… Sonia Boyce, artist, academic, and improviser

With a solo show at ICA and as part of a group exhibition at Eastside Projects, Sonia Boyce is exploring ideas around play, improvisation and sculpture – including a collaborative project with ukuele-playing skateboarders. Anneka French talks to the artist during the first of two lively, nerve-wracking performances in Birmingham, as skaters fly by and instruments are played.

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Roger Hiorns. Photo: courtesy the artist
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A Q&A with… Roger Hiorns, artist with youth and beauty on his mind

Best known for Seizure, his 2008 Artangel commission for which he covered the interior of a South London flat with copper sulphate, Roger Hiorns’ current show at Ikon Gallery sees him back in his home city, where he also hopes to soon bury a decommissioned Boeing 737. Fisun Güner talks to the artist.

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John Stezaker, Mask (Film Portrait Collage) , CLXXXV 2015, © the artist, courtesy The Approach, London
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A Q&A with… John Stezaker, collage artist and first-time curator

John Stezaker, known for his photographic collages constructed from found images, has turned curator for ‘Turning to See: From Van Dyck to Lucian Freud’ at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Anneka French talks to the artist about his new departure, how he selected works for the show, and where his own art fits in.

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Emily Roderick, Microscope Performance, USB microscope, Java applet and performance. Photo: Ryan Hughes
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Digital-oriented practice: two-year initiative explores new models of working

The Office for Art, Design and Technology is a new two-year programme of residencies, events, exhibitions and professional development for new and more established artists with digital practices. Anneka French talks to the artist leading the programme as well as artists and mentors involved in Post-Modern Plant Life 2, the recently completed first stage of the initiative.

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Location Location Location

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here I read Stuart Mayes’ blog with interest as he also searches for studio space… This week I stepped my own search up a bit, in that I became rather more proactive, and instead of whinging […]

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Stair/Slide/Space A-N Go See Bursary

Stair/Slide/Space is a Hampshire based group of artists and curators that work collectively to foster research and concept-led artistic practice. We explore individual and collaborative ways of working, often conducting experimental visual conversations.

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New Art West Midlands 2014 Prize Winner.

As part of the New Art West Midlands 2014 group exhibition, there were six prizes available. As I have mentioned in the previous ‘post’, I was living in London at the time, juggling full-time employment and constantly travelling up and down the country […]

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Mat Collishaw – In Camera

In 2014 GRAIN Photography Hub and the Library of Birmingham approached artist Mat Collishaw, creator of spectacularly crushed butterflies, corrupted, syphilitic flora, and monumental, dark zoetropes, to respond to the rich photography archive held at the Library.

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