Posts Tagged: Ikon Youth Programme

IYP Trip to the Sidney Nolan Trust

By Heather Thomas, Ikon Youth Programme member @hlouiset On 20 August, IYP were invited to visit the Sidney Nolan Trust for a day trip at The Rodd in Presteigne, Wales. On arriving I was immediately struck by how peaceful and still the environment felt; a perfectly welcoming place I was eager to learn about and… Read more »

Patrick Killoran’s Observation Deck – Feeling On Edge

By Pippa Davis, Ikon Youth Programme member There was something sinister about Patrick Killoran’s installation, Observation Deck (Birmingham). The white room I walked into contained what looked like a wooden stretcher in an asylum, with straps attached to pin down a writhing patient. Besides, the room is part of Ikon’s Tower Room, which stands as if it… Read more »

IYP Darkroom Workshop

By Saffiyah Khan, Ikon Youth Programme member In light of Janet Mendelsohn’s recent Varna Road exhibition, 12 members of the IYP (Ikon Youth Programme) took part in a darkroom workshop with film photographer, Effy Harle. The aim of the workshop was to experiment with 35mm film techniques used by Mendelsohn during the late 1960s. However,… Read more »

Exhibition review

By Carmen, Ikon Youth Programme member Set across three different rooms, the work of Dinh Q. Lê, Janet Mendelsohn and Kelly Mark is as diverse as it is connected. All three exhibitions focus on the contrasting relationship between the individual and the space they inhabit; whether this be natural, urban or psychological. Changing from a… Read more »

Black Country Boating Festival

Bumblehole Conservation Group Visitor Centre, Windmill End, Netherton, Dudley DY2 9HU Free, suggested donation £2 Black Country Voyages tours to Netherton. Join us at this event for an informal afternoon of workshops, canal side entertainment and boat trips Black Country Voyages Black Country Voyages (2014–2017) is an art programme for local young people, aged 16–21 years old, involving members of… Read more »

Bumblehole Family Fun Day

Bumblehole Conservation Group Visitor Centre, Windmill End, Netherton, Dudley, DY2 9HU Join Ikon Youth Programme at Bumblehole Family Fun Day for creative workshops including botanical drawing. Black Country Voyages Black Country Voyages (2014–2017) is an art programme for local young people, aged 16–21 years old, involving members of the Ikon Youth Programme (IYP). It takes place on board a canal boat,… Read more »

Ikon Youth Programme

Ikon Youth Programme (IYP) is for young people who share an interest in visual art. Meeting regularly at Ikon Gallery participants aged 16-21 years old are encouraged to devise creative projects, establish networks with other youth groups and share their thoughts and opinions about a range of topics.

Slow Boat at the Tipton Canal & Community Festival

12–4pm, free Neptune Health Park and Coronation Gardens off Owen Street, Sedgley Road West Tipton DY4 8PX www.tiptoncommunityassociation.com Slow Boat and IYP join local residents to celebrate the annual Tipton Canal & Community Festival. Slow Boat is an innovative three-year project (2011–2013) set up to explore an in-depth, sustained way of working with young people… Read more »

4 Squares Weekender

Marking the opening of the new Library of Birmingham, Birmingham’s arts and cultural organisations are joining forces to create a free celebration weekend of outdoor arts featuring stunning artists from across the UK and beyond, with plenty of opportunities to join in for the whole family. Events will take place across Victoria, Centenary, Chamberlain and… Read more »

Slow Boat hosts Clayground Collective

12–5pm, free. Open to all ages. No need to book, just drop in. Outside Ikon Gallery, Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2HS www.claygroundcollective.org Celebrating 4 Squares Weekender and the return of Slow Boat to Birmingham, we host a family workshop to create a giant city and canalscape with the Clayground Collective team, who are stopping… Read more »

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