Architecture, Festival and the City
Featuring international artists, designers and performers, this vibrant exhibition explores city festivals from around the world.
Curated in association with the Architectural Humanities Research Association.
Brummagem: Lost City Found
Brummagem: Lost City Found offers a personal reflection on Birmingham and its rapidly changing landscape.
Artists Andrew Kulman and Sara Kulman respond to the city’s redevelopment through a series of prints, paper sculptures, artefacts and photography.
Cold Type: The Years of Paste-up Graphics
Cold Type explores how typing, text and print process have been influenced by the advance of modern technology.
The story of contemporary graphic design and its digital world is told through tools, objects and processes from the last 100 years.
One Year On
One year after their graduation, students from the Arts, Design and Media faculty have been selected to showcase their work.
See some of the fantastic work produced by the university’s students and be inspired by what they have achieved.
Cabinets of Costume
Costumes from Birmingham City University’s archive are unveiled in association with the Culture, Costume and Dress conference.
Garments from the last 90 years are presented in theatrical installations that conjure echoes of the physical nature of clothes, the haptic qualities of fabric, and the human creativity that is their production.
Made in the Middle
Made in the Middle showcases some of the best contemporary craft from across the Midlands.
The region’s best artist-makers have been selected to exhibit work that is at the forefront of contemporary craft and applied arts. Their work highlights the breadth and quality of craft and applied arts made in the Midlands.
Midlands Modern is a showcase of products manufactured by Midlands-based companies and significant designers between 1930 and 1980. It celebrates the golden-age of manufacture in the Midlands when it maintained its reputation as ‘the workshop of the world.’
Sir Michael Balcon: Birmingham’s Film Knight
Birmingham-born Sir Michael Balcon was a central and outstanding figure in the British film industry for over 50 years.
Sir Michael Balcon: Birmingham’s Film Knight celebrates the work of one of Birmingham’s greatest contributions to cinema and twentieth century culture.