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
On the final stroke of completing a Visual Art degree, those initial steps into the arena of artistry can present somewhat of a blank canvas! And it is this area of creative concern that has lead to the creation of New Arts West Midlands, a competitive exhibition which will feature the innovative and engaging work of regional BA, MA and PhD Art graduates from 2010-2012. Continue reading
A Night of Performance Challenges, curated by Jimmy Lindqvist and Maria de Regla Garcia-Bernal Continue reading
Grand Union, Fazeley Street, Birmingham
12 November 7pm
Jamie Shovlin is the artist behind the Hiker Meat exhibition at Grand Union, and will be taking part in an artists’ talk next week, along with his collaborators Mike Harte and Euan Rodger. The artists will discuss the Hiker Meat project, and explain their intentions and ideas. Continue reading