Birmingham Show: Public Preview
Friday, 30 January 2015
6 – 8pm
What is the art of Birmingham? Is there an accent to Birmingham’s art making? How is Birmingham useful for the production of art? Birmingham Show is exhibition as history and not history, connecting gaps, distances and potentials of artists who have lived worked or studied within the city.
In the second gallery we present the first stage of Jerwood Encounters: 3-phase, with consecutive exhibitions by Kelly Best and Georgie Grace as part of a new artist development collaboration between Eastside Projects, g39 (Cardiff) and Jerwood Charitable Foundation through Jerwood Visual Arts (London). Rooted in drawing, Kelly Best’s practice deals with sculptural concerns, thinking past the constraints of the paper’s edge and drawing directly onto the wall and floor.