Wholesale Memory at the Library of Birmingham
From 29th January until the 7th April 2018, we will be exhibiting our Wholesale Memory project at the Library of Birmingham, in the 3rd Floor Gallery space. Featuring work by Nita Newman, Dan Burwood, Georgia Chapman and Friction Arts. We’ll also be showing a host of photographs and artefacts, both contemporary and from the archives – bring your smartphone to access added content through augmented reality. The markets are central to Birmingham’s history and identity, and the biggest changes for centuries will soon be upon us as the Wholesale Market is demolished for redevelopment. Take this opportunity to explore the living history of the market, before it’s gone. The exhibition will be open during library opening hours and there’s also a couple of special events we’d like to invite you to during the exhibition:
On 7th April 2018 we’re running workshops for young people under 18 at the Library of Birmingham. This is a great opportunity for your child to explore their creative skills under the tutelage of professional contemporary artists and to develop their understanding of their creativity and heritage. The workshop is designed to encourage art as an enjoyable form of self-expression and to promote learning. Workshops are an hour long and we advise young people to wear clothes they can get messy in. To sign up for a free workshop please fill in the form below and we will get back to you.
For the grown-ups, on February 24th at 1pm there’ll be an artists talk and tour of the exhibition, with the full story of our almost three-year journey to collect and preserve the histories of the markets, before they are changed forever. This is an essential event for anyone with an interest in the markets or the history of our city. Please fill in the form below to sign up for the event.