1 October – 10 December
Public Preview Friday 30 September, 6–8pm

Eastside Projects’ activation of Birmingham as a city of production continues as we transition from Pending/Researching/Concepting to Prototyping/Discovering/Analysing.

The second in a series of evolving exhibitions in the main gallery will include new sculptural works made in Birmingham and Kingswinford by Alice Channer; heated cast iron sculptures by Nicolas Deshayes; research into the weights and measures of Digbeth by Linda Brothwell; the beginnings of Peter Nencini’s typographic signage system for Eastside Projects’ façade; Des Hughes’ encaustic tile making tests produced in Ironbridge; a series of proposals for public art works for a new housing development and country park in Banbury; and the first draft of a proposition imagining the Birmingham Artists House, a new model of live/work space for cultural workers being developed in partnership with Impact Hub Birmingham.

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AutoItalia, Sonia Boyce, Linda Brothwell, Alice Channer, Nicolas Deshayes, Des Hughes, Heather & Ivan Morison, Gabi Ngcobo, Performance as Publishing, Richard Woods…

What is the role of a gallery in the forging of a new city? Eastside Projects wants to be a productive force and work with others to invent new modes of production. We want to be used. We need to work with you.

From widgets to houses, from the gallery to the World, ‘Production Show’ is a public acting out of our impulse to develop and support the making of culture in challenging times, and an attempt to reclaim Birmingham as a city of production.

The gallery is a machine for the production of art only in collaboration with others. Taking ‘the artist and the engineer’* as a modus operandi, ‘Production Show’ is an evolving process – a programme of relationships, commissions, exhibitions and events spanning two years which explodes Eastside Projects as an active space of research, development, prototyping, manufacturing and display – bringing to the fore processes which are usually kept behind the scenes.