Posts Tagged: Painting

Artist’s Talk – Sara Barker

Free, suggested donation £2* Booking essential Join artist Sara Barker in conversation with Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director, about her life and work, including the inspiration behind her current Ikon exhibition. Places are free but should be booked online or by calling Ikon on 0121 248 0708. Please note that online bookings close at 4pm on Wednesday… Read more »

Artists for Ikon

Ikon’s 50th anniversary celebrations culminate with Artists for Ikon, an exhibition followed by a major art auction at Sotheby’s, London. Works have been generously donated by some of the most important contemporary artists, all of whom have exhibited at the gallery including Hurvin Anderson, Giovanni Anselmo, Fiona Banner, David Batchelor, Christiane Baumgartner, Martin Creed, Ian… Read more »

Golden Years

Ikon reception, ground floor On 5 April 1965 Ikon opened the doors of an octagonal glass-walled kiosk in the BullRing shopping precinct. Now to celebrate the 50th anniversary, there will be a constellation of small golden paintings (c. 1965) by founding artist Robert Groves in Ikon’s reception area. They still shine with a luminosity derived… Read more »

please return

First Floor Galleries and Tower Room Please note the Tower Room is only accessible via a number of steps Ikon presents a new exhibition of work by A K Dolven, one of Norway’s most prominent artists. Through a variety of media – painting, installation, film and sound – she is concerned essentially with the representation… Read more »

Exhibition tour with Hurvin Anderson

£5/£4 concessions: students, unwaged, 60+ A rare opportunity to hear artist Hurvin Anderson discuss the inspiration behind his work as he takes you on a walk through his exhibition reporting back. Advance booking essential as places are limited, please book online or call Ikon Shop on 0121 248 0711.

Hurvin’s Handsworth

£4/£3 concessions: students, unwaged, 60+ Join Ben Waddington from Birmingham’s Still Walking Festival for this 90 minute tour of the Handsworth known by Hurvin Anderson. The tour visits locations that shaped the artist’s life and inspired his paintings. Booking essential, places are limited. Please book online or call Ikon Shop on 0121 248 0711. Meeting… Read more »

Drawing Short Course: People and Places

Wednesdays 9 October, 16 October, 23 October,30 October, 6-8pm £40 for all four sessions £32 concessions: students, unwaged, 60 + Reflecting Hurvin Anderson’s interest in abstraction and observation, this short course explores patterns – spatial, decorative, personal and evocative – and how people and places relate to each other. Tutor Tom Jones, Regional Associate for… Read more »

reporting back

Ikon presents the most comprehensive exhibition to date of paintings by Birmingham-born artist Hurvin Anderson (born 1965), evoking sensations of being caught between one place and another, drawn from personal experience. It surveys the artist’s career, including work made while at the Royal College of Art, London, in 1998, through the acclaimed Peter’s series, inspired… Read more »

Lunchtime Lecture Series

Understanding Art Part II: Representation and Non-Representation Thursday 13 June, 2–3pm The Barber Institute of Fine Arts Thursday 20 June, 2–3pm Ikon Gallery Thursday 27 June, 2–3pm The New Art Gallery Walsall Following the success of Understanding Art Part I, we return in June to explore the ways in which artists use representation and non-representation… Read more »

Exhibition opening

6-8pm, free (pay bar from 7.30pm) Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions plus a special live artwork at 7pm, Solasulusulu o le Masina (Fly to the Moon), created and performed by Samoan artists Rosanna Raymond and Sani Muliaumaseali’i in response to Ikon’s exhibition Tapa: Barkcloth paintings… Read more »

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