Professor Matthew Rampley awarded a €2.4 million Advanced Grant by the European Research Council.
Bringing together 11 public art collections across the Midlands and researchers from the University of Birmingham, issue one of new online research resource and journal 'Midlands Art Papers' (MAP) is now live.
Creative Rage is a group show of artists exploring themes of bravery, aggression and trailblazing combative non-conformity. The three generations of artists in this exhibition are proud, committed and uncompromising members of the progressive LGBTQ artistic community and create work that is powerful and flamboyant, liberating and often witty as well as visually startling.
This month's Digbeth First Friday saw the opening of a range of exciting and thought-provoking works and exhibitions. Here are just a few which can be found in the galleries at Minerva Works and mustn't be missed!
University of Birmingham has a great collection of public sculptures which are dotted around campus. A sculpture trail is available on the UoB website and gives further detail about the sculptures, as well as where they can be found. Follow this link to find out more...
'Coming Out' has recently opened at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, this exciting new exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. It is thought to be the largest LGBTQ+ exhibition in the UK and brings together the work of various artists exploring themes of gender and sexuality. This includes works such as Hadrian Pigott's Boy, ?, Girl (1994) which deals with problems surrounding gendered products that enforce stereotypes separating male and female behaviour.
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts have recently acquired Naum Gabo's Linear Construction in Space No. 1 (1942/3), made during the wartime period spent in St Ives. Sculptural abstraction is evoked through the thermoplastic properties of the perspex used to create the work, a new form of plastic provided by a chemist friend.
Dr Annie Mahtani has co-created an art installation for the IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics which will take place at the University of Birmingham from July 17-20 2017
Cosmin Minea, PhD researcher in our department and Midlands3Cities scholar, has been awarded a Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Leibniz Institute for European History in Mainz.
These books offer introductions to periods and concepts in the History of Art. They also offer introductions to theories about art and its history and introductions to key art-historical methodologies
We interviewed History of Art alumni during a career event. They talk about their time at Birmingham and their career since leaving university.
Dr Richard Clay tells us more about Old Joe - UoB's iconic clock tower.