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Our current exhibition is sited at the iconic Library of Birmingham, in the 3rd Floor Gallery space. The exhibition features a wide range of artwork from our archives, as well as new pieces created specifically for the exhibition. We will explore the evolution of Friction Arts’ practice over the past three decades or so, as well as our commitment to creating accessible and inclusive art experiences.


The exhibition includes a variety of media, including photography and visual art. The work is drawn from Friction’s extensive collection, as well as from new commissions created by artists from the company and associated with us.


We’ve got a strong connection to our city and its people, as you’ll see from the work on show. Birmingham is our home, and our work seeks to highlight the highs and lows, rights and wrongs and find ways to connect and celebrate the people that make it so very special.


The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of public programs, including artist talks, workshops, and performances. These programs will provide opportunities for visitors to learn more about Friction Arts’ work and to engage with the artists in conversation.


This exhibition is a celebration of Friction’s past and present, and a look forward to its future and is a must-see for anyone interested in contemporary art and the power of art to connect people and communities.

The exhibition runs until August 26th 2023 in the 3rd Floor Gallery at Library of Birmingham, B1 2ND. Opening times are the same as the library. If you need further information, please get in touch

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