The Ikon Gallery's Start the Press! Exhibition

Ikon Gallery 1 Oozells Square Brindley Place B1 2HS
Friday 9 February (10:00) - Sunday 21 April 2024 (16:00)
The word Nomad in front of a pyramid

The centrepiece of Start the Press! is an antique, flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art, taking its position in the gallery as a form of occupation in the tradition of the student art-school sit-ins of the 1960s, and in response to the current challenging economic landscape. A cohort of eight West Midlands printmakers will operate the press. 

With the support of Culture Forward, artists Taiba Akhtar (22nd-24thFebruary) and Haseebah Ali (29th February – 3rd March) are creating print responses to the Birmingham Qur’an and Mingana Collection at University of Birmingham.