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Ikon Gallery

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Official website: Ikon Gallery

Ikon Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemportary art and is the largest gallery in Birmingham, England’s second city. Before moving to its present location (the decommissioned Oozells Street School) the gallery was located at 58-72 John Bright Street, in Birmingham city centre.

It was the venue for At Home with Vanley Burke, by far one of the most intriguing exhibitions to take place in recent years. It featured the bulk, if not the entirety, of the contents of Vanley Burke’s Birmingham flat being relocated and reinstalled in the Ikon Gallery. The exhibition’s dates were 22 July - 27 Sepember 2015.

From the catalogue Foreword, by Jonathan Watkins, Director:

“Burke’s archive is partly in storage at the Library of Birmingham, but most of it is to be found in his flat near Birmingham’s city centre, in filing cabinets or boxes or on display. It is an extraordinary interior, a cabinet of wonderful curiosities. This is an exhibition, more or less, of its entire contents – the archive with artworks and souvenirs, as well as decor and furniture, wardrobe, kitchenware et cetera – so that the artist is revealed as a subject of his own enquiry.”

The exhibition came with a fascinating catalogue, extensively illustrated and with texts by Pete James, Curator of Photographs at the Library of Birmingham, and artist/curator Marlene Smith.

Related items - view 5

click to show details of An invitation to a book discussion

»  An invitation to a book discussion

Letter relating to a publication, 1994

click to show details of At Home with Vanley Burke

»  At Home with Vanley Burke

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2015

click to show details of The British Art Show 5 catalogue

»  The British Art Show 5 catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2000

click to show details of British Art Show 5 guide

»  British Art Show 5 guide

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 2000

click to show details of Cold Comfort - Piers Mastersonreview

»  Cold Comfort - Piers Mastersonreview

Review relating to an exhibition, 1996

click to show details of Disrupted Borders - Ikon Gallery invite card

»  Disrupted Borders - Ikon Gallery invite card

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1994

click to show details of Disrupted Borders - Ikon Gallery press release

»  Disrupted Borders - Ikon Gallery press release

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1994

click to show details of Disrupted Borders Party

»  Disrupted Borders Party

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1994

click to show details of Donald Rodney | In Retrospect

»  Donald Rodney | In Retrospect

Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

click to show details of Donald Rodney | In Retrospect - invite

»  Donald Rodney | In Retrospect - invite

Invite relating to an exhibition, 2008

click to show details of Hurvin Anderson: Reporting Back - invitation card

»  Hurvin Anderson: Reporting Back - invitation card

Invite relating to an exhibition, 2013

click to show details of Hurvin Anderson: Reporting Back - letter from Ikon Gallery

»  Hurvin Anderson: Reporting Back - letter from Ikon Gallery

Letter relating to an exhibition, 2013

click to show details of Hysteria by Maud Sulter

»  Hysteria by Maud Sulter

Letter relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Hysteria by Maud Sulter

»  Hysteria by Maud Sulter

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Hysteria | Maud Sulter

»  Hysteria | Maud Sulter

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Hysteria | Maud Sulter Photoworks

»  Hysteria | Maud Sulter Photoworks

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1992

click to show details of Hysteria | Maud Sulter Photoworks

»  Hysteria | Maud Sulter Photoworks

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1992

click to show details of Hysteria | Photoworks by Maud Sulter

»  Hysteria | Photoworks by Maud Sulter

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Hysteria | Photoworks by Maud Sulter

»  Hysteria | Photoworks by Maud Sulter

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of IKON Gallery | April - May 1994

»  IKON Gallery | April - May 1994

Gallery Listings relating to an exhibition, 1994

click to show details of Ikon Gallery | September - December 1991

»  Ikon Gallery | September - December 1991

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Information | Hysteria

»  Information | Hysteria

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Island Stories | Ameena Meer talks to Keith Piper

»  Island Stories | Ameena Meer talks to Keith Piper

Article relating to an individual, 1992

click to show details of Live Art Magazine

»  Live Art Magazine

Article relating to an exhibition, 1994

click to show details of London Highlights

»  London Highlights

Article relating to an exhibition, 1992

click to show details of Maud Sulter | Hysteria

»  Maud Sulter | Hysteria

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - catalogue

»  Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1996

click to show details of Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - Claire Doherty interview

»  Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - Claire Doherty interview

Article relating to an exhibition, 1996

click to show details of Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - Eddie Chambers’ review

»  Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - Eddie Chambers’ review

Review relating to an exhibition, 1996

click to show details of Permindar Kaur| Cold Comfort - Ikon Gallery brochure

»  Permindar Kaur| Cold Comfort - Ikon Gallery brochure

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1996

click to show details of Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - Ikon Gallery invitation

»  Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - Ikon Gallery invitation

Invite relating to an exhibition, 1996

click to show details of Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - Ikon Gallery press release

»  Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - Ikon Gallery press release

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1996

click to show details of Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - Mead Gallery exhibition guide

»  Permindar Kaur | Cold Comfort - Mead Gallery exhibition guide

Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1996

click to show details of Rose Finn - Kelcey & Donald Rodney

»  Rose Finn - Kelcey & Donald Rodney

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1994

click to show details of Searchlight

»  Searchlight

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1989

click to show details of A Ship Called Jesus

»  A Ship Called Jesus

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of A Ship Called Jesus - Reviewed by Sonia Boyce

»  A Ship Called Jesus - Reviewed by Sonia Boyce

Article relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Shocks to the System

»  Shocks to the System

Article relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Shocks to the System - catalogue

»  Shocks to the System - catalogue

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Shocks to the System - Spare Rib piece

»  Shocks to the System - Spare Rib piece

Article relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Truth, Dare, Double-Dare... Ikon Gallery brochure

»  Truth, Dare, Double-Dare... Ikon Gallery brochure

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1994

click to show details of Truth, Dare, Double-Dare... press release

»  Truth, Dare, Double-Dare... press release

Press release relating to an exhibition, 1994

click to show details of Truth, Dare, Double Dare...

»  Truth, Dare, Double Dare...

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1994

click to show details of Viewpoints | June July August 1991

»  Viewpoints | June July August 1991

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Widening the thin black line

»  Widening the thin black line

Article relating to an exhibition, 1991

click to show details of Yinka Shonibare - Dressing Down

»  Yinka Shonibare - Dressing Down

Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 1999

Exhibitions at this venue + view all 11

»  Cold Comfort Part I

Solo show at Ikon Gallery. 1996

»  Searchlight

Group show at Ikon Gallery. 1989

»  Truth, Dare, Double-Dare...

Collaboration at Ikon Gallery. 1994

People who have appeared at this venue + view all 114

»  Permindar Kaur

Born, 1965 in Nottingham, England

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

»  John Wood