The Age of Dreamers is Over

Date: 3 June – 25 June 2022

Location: Grand Union Gallery, Minerva Works, Birmingham

Installation view of 'In sleep it made itself present to them', two plinth-like sculptures

Mina Heydari-Waite
Installation view of In sleep it made itself present to them, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh (Tim Nolan).

In collaboration with Grand Union, the MA Art History and Curating course at University of Birmingham presents ‘The Age of Dreamers is Over’: a group show navigating the historical scales of anthropogenic rupture, as well as the potential for collective healing.

This immersive exhibition brings together interactive sculpture, sound, and light works from EOP artists Mina Heydari-Waite and Jack Lewdjaw.

Rupture has been explored in the forms of climate crises, revolution and colonialism, and the decay of the English High Street. ‘The Age of Dreamers is Over’ serves to explore our impact on one another, as well as the world we live in.

See the Press Release HERE.



JACK LEWDJAW (b.1990) is an artist and educator from Loughborough, who lives and works in Bristol. He is also Co-Director of east bristol contemporary.


MINA HEYDARI-WAITE is a British-Iranian artist living and working in Glasgow, having built a body of work in a range of contexts, including working with communities in collaborative capacities, co-authoring artworks, place-based projects, workshops and resources, as well as creating works across mediums (installation, sculpture, video, print and sound) for gallery settings.

Central to Heydari’s practice is an interest in the relationships between places and communities, their histories and possible futures. Her work plays with semi-fictions, documentary-style conversation, and speculative worlding, with many projects being equally shaped by narrative and a commitment to a highly-stylised aesthetic language.