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Birmingham Big Art Project


Big Art Talks  –  A series of keynote lectures by the five shortlisted artists  Keith Wilson, Roger Hiorns, Susan Philipsz, Heather & Ivan Morison, Brian Griffiths in the lead up to the selection of the winning commission. Each of the artists will present their vision for the Birmingham Big Art Project in relation to the important ideas and processes involved in their practice and making work in the public realm.

 12 October 2016 Keith Wilson BOOK HERE

2 November 2016 Susan Philipsz BOOK HERE
30 November 2016 Heather and Ivan Morison BOOK HERE
14 December 2016 Roger Hiorns BOOK HERE
11 January 2017 Brian Griffiths BOOK HERE

The talks are an opportunity to join in the conversation. To ask: What will make a difference to the city? What reflects Birmingham as an exciting and challenging environment for people to live and work in?  Which sculpture do you feel a connection to, and why?

Big Art Talks: Birmingham City University, The Parkside Building, Lecture Theatre, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

12 October 2016 – 11 January 2017, 6 – 7.30pm.     Free but booking essential

Talks arranged by Birmingham Big Art Foundation in partnership with Birmingham City University.The Big Art Talks have been organised by Eastside Projects 

An exhibition of the Birmingham Big Art Project shortlisted artists’ proposals is on display for public comment in the foyer of the Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2ND. 5 September – 4 December 2016, 9am – 9pm.  http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/event/Events/bigartproject

The Birmingham Big Art Foundation is commissioning a major new work of public art for the City of Birmingham supported by Arts Council England, Birmingham City Council, The Birmingham Civic Society, Birmingham City University with Eastside Projects as Commissioning Agent.


About jeh

Jeremy Hunt is Director of the AAJ Press (Art & Architecture Journal / Press) – a writer and consultant on art and public space


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