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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 all 47

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 - 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

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 5

»  Shahidul Alam

Born, 1955 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

»  Hurvin Anderson

Born, 1965 in Birmingham

»  Lea Andrews

Born, 1958 in Sonning Common, Oxfordshire

»  Rasheed Araeen

Born, 1935 in Karachi, Pakistan

»  Terry Atkinson

Born, 1939 in Thurnscoe, UK

»  Phyllida Barlow

Born, 1944 in Newcastle upon Tyne

»  David Batchelor

Born, 1955 in Dundee

»  Zarina Bhimji

Born, 1963 in Mbarara, Uganda

»  Martin Boyce

Born, 1967 in Glasgow

»  Sonia Boyce MBE

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  Stuart Brisley

Born, 1933 in Surrey, UK

»  Glenn Brown

Born, 1966 in Hexham, Northumberland

»  Vanley Burke

Born, 1951 in Jamaica

»  Sheba Chhachhi

Born, 1958 in Harare, Ethiopia

»  Billy Childish

Born, 1959 in Chatham, Kent

»  Sue Coe

Born, 1951

»  Martin Creed

Born, 1968 in Wakefield, England

»  Jeremy Deller

Born, 1966 in London

»  Willie Doherty

Born, 1959 in Derry, Northern Ireland

»  Tracey Emin

Born, 1963 in Croydon, UK

»  Graham Fagen

Born, 1966 in Glasgow

»  Andrea Fisher

Born, 1955 in New York, USA

»  Laura Ford

Born, 1961 in Cardiff

»  Liam Gillick

Born, 1964 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

»  Paul Graham

Born, 1956 in Stafford, England

»  Lucy Gunning

Born, 1964 in Newcastle upon Tyne

»  Sunil Gupta

Born, 1953 in New Delhi, India

»  Graham Gussin

Born, 1960 in London

»  Jamelie Hassan

Born, 1948 in London, Ontario, Canada

»  Mona Hatoum

Born, 1952 in Beirut, Lebanon

»  Matthew Higgs

Born, 1964 in West Yorkshire

»  Susan Hiller

Born, 1942 in New York, USA

»  David Hockney

Born, 1937 in Bradford

»  Karl Holmqvist

Born, 1964 in Västerås, Sweden

»  Dean Hughes

Born, 1974 in Manchester

»  Anna Hunt

Born, 1946 in Newcastle upon Tyne

»  Runa Islam

Born, 1970 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

»  Gavin Jantjes

Born, 1948 in Cape Town, South Africa

»  Tam Joseph

Born, 1947 in Dominica

»  Permindar Kaur

Born, 1965 in Nottingham, England

»  Emma Kay

Born, 1961 in London

»  Joan Key

Born, 1948 in England

»  Jim Lambie

Born, 1964 in Glasgow

»  Michael Landy

Born, 1963 in London

»  Hilary Lloyd

Born, 1964 in Yorkshire

»  Rachel Lowe

Born, 1968 in Newcastle upon Tyne

»  Sarah Lucas

Born, 1962 in London

»  Kenny Macleod

Born, 1967 in Aberdeen

»  Chad McCail

Born, 1961 in Manchester

»  Conor McFeely

Born, 1958 in Derry

»  Lucy McKenzie

Born, 1977 in Glasgow

»  David Musgrave

Born, 1967 in Loughborough, England

»  Mike Nelson

Born, 1967 in Loughborough, England

»  Paul Noble

Born, 1963 in Dilston, Northumberland

»  Jonathan Parsons

Born, 1970 in Farnham or Redhill, Surrey

»  Grayson Perry

Born, 1960 in Chelmsford, Essex

»  Vong Phaophanit

Born, 1961 in Laos

»  Tony Phillips

Born, 1952 in Liverpool, UK

»  Keith Piper

Born, 1960 in Malta

»  Kathy Prendergast

Born, 1958 in Dublin

»  Michael Raedecker

Born, 1964 in Amsterdam

»  Samena Rana

Born, 1958 in Lahore, Pakistan. Died, 1992

»  Paula Rego

Born, 1935 in Lisbon

»  Carol Rhodes

Born, 1959 in Edinburgh

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

»  Paul Seawright

Born, 1965 in Belfast

»  Yinka Shonibare MBE RA

Born, 1962 in London, England

»  David Shrigley

Born, 1968 in Macclesfield

»  Johnny Spencer

Born, 1954 in Tonbridge, Kent

»  Simon Starling

Born, 1967 in Epsom, Surrey

»  John Stezaker

Born, 1949 in Worcester

»  Maud Sulter

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland. Died, 2008

»  Mitra Tabrizian

Born, 1952 in Iran

»  Wolfgang Tillmans

Born, 1968 in Remscheid, Germany

»  Padraig Timoney

Born, 1968 in Derry

»  Amikam Toren

Born, 1945 in Jerusalem, Israel

»  Keith Tyson

Born, 1969 in Ulverston, Cumbria

»  John Wood

»  Richard Wright

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland

»  Cerith Wyn Evans

Born, 1958 in Llanelli, Wales