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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.

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Brochure relating to an exhibition, 1996

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

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 1996

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Press release relating to an exhibition, 1996

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Exhibition guide relating to an exhibition, 1996

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»  Cold Comfort Part I

Solo show at Ikon Gallery. 1996

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»  Permindar Kaur

Born, 1965 in Nottingham, England

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

»  John Wood

Saltley Print and Media (S.P.A.M.)

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Official website: Saltley Print and Media (S.P.A.M.)

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»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Official website: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

British Art Show 5 Birmingham venue

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Catalogue relating to an exhibition, 2003

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Invite relating to an exhibition, 2004

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»  Anwar Shemza

Solo show at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 1997 - 1998

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»  Tracey Emin

Born, 1963 in Croydon, UK

»  Donald Rodney

Born, 1961 in Birmingham, England. Died, 1998

»  Paul Seawright

Born, 1965 in Belfast

»  John Stezaker

Born, 1949 in Worcester

»  Richard Wright

Born, 1960 in Glasgow, Scotland

Midlands Arts Centre - mac - mac birmingham

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Official website: Midlands Arts Centre - mac - mac birmingham

Fifth venue for Frank Bowling: Bowling on Through the Century (14/6/97 - 27/7/97)

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»  Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

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Born, 1951 in Jamaica

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Born, 1964 in Birmingham