Forward! Birmingham School of Art in the City's Cultural Ecology

Forward! Birmingham School of Art in the City’s Cultural Ecology
Date and time
19 Mar 2019 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)

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Venue: Medicine Bakery and Gallery

Over the past year, Birmingham City University has been celebrating 175 years at the heart of Birmingham life. Birmingham Government School of Design, was formed in October 1843 and represents the roots of the institution that they have become today. This celebration and discussion will consider the role of Birmingham School of Art and the city into the future.

The Medicine Bakery and Gallery in New Street is a highly appropriate venue for this 175 celebratory event, having once served as the home for the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, established in 1821, and currently featuring Ikon’s latest exhibition, Forward, showing work by artists living and working in this city, many of whom are Birmingham School of Art graduates.

Join us for a celebration drink and discuss the future place and role of the School in the life of the city and region.

The event will be chaired by Jonathan Harris (Head of Birmingham School of Art) and include short presentations by panel members including:

Jonathan Watkins (Director, Ikon), Toby Watley (Director of Collections, Birmingham Museums Trust), Alison Honour (Dean, Faculty of Arts Design & Media, BCU) and Karolina Korupczynska & Anna Katarzyna (Directors, Stryx Gallery, Birmingham).