Ikon has developed an off-site programme to engage with people of all ages and abilities from communities in Birmingham and beyond.

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Oliver Beer – Reanimation (I Wan’na Be Like You), 2017

Ikon has commissioned a new work by artist Oliver Beer. Reanimation (I Wan’na be Like You), 2017 is a re-drawing of a scene from Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book. Over 2000 children from across Birmingham aged 0 – 13 have taken part in the making of this work. Each child was allocated an image based on… Read more »

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Artist in Residence at HMP Grendon (2015-2017)

Ikon is working in partnership with HMP Grendon, Buckinghamshire, the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust and renowned artist Edmund Clark over a three-year programme. In light of growing evidence that the arts can offer transformational experience in offenders’ lives thus breaking the vicious circle of crime and incarceration, the Artist in Residence programme will develop… Read more »

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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.

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Arts Champions – Yardley (2014-2017)

Arts Champions is a Birmingham City Council initiative pairing up city centre arts organisations with one of the ten Birmingham constituencies. Ikon is currently the Arts Champion for Yardley, providing high quality arts activities for people from a wide range of communities in the four wards of Acocks Green, South Yardley, Stechford and Yardley North, and Sheldon.

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