A group of Birmingham artists have launched a campaign promoting fair pay from galleries exhibiting their work this month.
The group of artists led by Ruth Claxton, of Eastside Projects, and Cheryl Jones, of Grand Union, are hoping to encourage galleries to be more transparent about their policies of paying artists.
The campaign is part of a national Paying Artists initiative launched by a-n / AIR, the largest artist membership organisation in the UK, in the wake of a survey which showed that 71% of artists got no fee for exhibiting in publicly funded spaces in the UK over a three year period. Continue reading
Digbeth First Friday is back next weekend for a night of film, art and BBQ. Take a look below for what they have planned for the third event… Continue reading
Bill Drummond: Deconstruction
Eastside Projects, Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR
@eprjcts | www.eastsideprojects.org
0121 771 1778
14 June 2014
He entered Birmingham by bed-raft via the Grand Union canal, gave away daffodils to strangers in Victoria Square and sparked right-wing media fury after defacing a UKIP election billboard in the city.
During his three-month residency at Digbeth-based Eastside Projects, the artist, musician, author and irritant to the mainstream Bill Drummond has also found the time to deliver knitting classes, drumming, cake-baking, shoe-shining, lectures, sculptures and other such activities – all part of a ‘World Tour’ manifesto. Continue reading
Welcome to the latest edition of Area Culture Guide for July/August 2013. Check out the latest events inside the guide and see who is featured below… Continue reading
With a two foot wide path around the outside of a huge six foot high concrete dais dominating the main gallery space of the Heath Mill Lane building, it’s easy to be intimidated by M6, the Mike Nelson commission, at first experience. Continue reading
Eastside Projects are keeping busy over the summer with a host of events for the Digbeth venue… Continue reading
It’s here the all new March edition of Area Culture Guide. Once again we’re spoiling you with our digest of great things happening around the West Midlands and you can see it online here and pick up your copy from one of the great outlets that stock it (see the distribution page. Continue reading