For the third year in a row we have teamed up with New Art West Midlands to present a special culture edition of Area Guide.
Featuring a wealth of new graduate talent New Art WM chooses the best of the graduate shows to present 4 unique curated exhibitions of work that focuses on cross-art forms. This year the exhibitions, which start this month, will take place at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, mac birmingham, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and Herbert Museum & Art Gallery, Coventry.
This edition also features upcoming exhibitions, festivals and cultural events taking place from now until May.
Read the edition online here or pick up an issue at the venues mentioned above.
A Fierce Festival and Capsule combined effort, all three performances explored the mind frames and effects of sound and vision, pushing their audience to experience soothing, harsh and vision-inducing sonics. Continue reading
Next weekend, Vivid will be hosting DEATHTRIPPING, a two part festival of transgressive trash film and performance. The event will feature a rare live appearance from iconic No Wave beauty Lydia Lunch (PICTURED) and exclusive screenings of ultra-shocking underground films from the likes of Nick Zedd and Richard Kern, some of which have been banned in the state of New York. Continue reading
FRI 02 DEC | 8PM-LATE | £5
Join the cast and crew of Turbulence, a new feature film shot in Birmingham’s Hare and Hounds, for a special party featuring pop-up screenings, live music, performance and DJs. Continue reading
It’s nice to finally witness a celebration of Birmingham’s experimental music scene, something that SOUNDkitchen have well and truly accomplished. Their event entitled SONICpicnic, delved further into the realms of crossover art and sound genres, bringing up close and personal experiences for those willing to become consumed by what they could hear. Continue reading
Continuing the great events at THE GARAGE (Vivid, Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham) you are invited to join the Neighbourhood Watch; an open-mic film night. Anyone can enter and they promise popcorn aplenty.
Hot off the sexy high heels of Cum Clubbing, The Garage presents… Get Bent! An eccentric club night inspired by pop culture’s affection for gender-bending. Continue reading
2 – 18 December
LANGUAGE is the closing season of VIVID’s 2008-10 PIONEERS programme, and will itself culminate in the Nightmare Before Christmas party on 18 December, 8.30pm till late (admission £5). Continue reading
3 – 20 November
Artists Karen Mizra and Brad Butler will be exhibiting their latest work The Daily Battle at Birmingham’s VIVID gallery this November. The Daily Battle is part of their ongoing collection of work, The Museum of non-Participation. Continue reading