Go West: Birmingham Gathering with Spike Associates and G39

Deadline: 1 November 2023

1731 map of Birmingham by William Westley. The top of the map is orientated westwards.


EOP members are invited to apply to join members of Spike Island Associates (Bristol) and artists connected to G39 (Cardiff) on a series of Away Days across 2023–24,.

In the early days of EOP we collaborated with Spike Associates and WARP at G39, on a series of visits and exchange projects including Building Up, Not Tearing Down micro-residency (2009), Soon All Your Neighbours will be Artists publication (2011), Go West residencies (2013), Flatfile projects (2013), and shared Away Days in Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester and Birmingham.

One of the artists who took part at that time was Natasha MacVoy – who’s project U&I was selected for the 2023 members show. After reminiscing with Natasha about the connections that were made through this activity we have decided to revive the relationship beginning with three Go West Gatherings – collective Away Days in Birmingham in November, Bristol in Spring and Cardiff in Summer 2024 designed to create new links between the three communities of artists.

On the Birmingham leg on Thursday 23 November we will visit a mix of galleries and organisations in the city, meet curators, artists and organisers, and have plenty of time to get to know each other. A full schedule for the day will follow nearer the time.


We have ten spaces for EOP members.
  • To apply upload a short expression of interest HERE by 1 November.
  • Please send no more than 300 words or 2 minutes of audio/video introducing yourself and explaining why you would like to come along.

If you are not selected for the full gathering there will still be opportunities to join the group for drinks at the end of the day.