Birmingham Big Art Project: Big Art Talks

The Birmingham Big Art Project aims to commission and install an iconic piece of public art that is high quality, innovative, permanent and low in maintenance for Birmingham that will gain international recognition and put the city on the world’s cultural map.
With hopes of community engagement, in line with culture and well-being, this iconic piece of art hopes to become an important heritage for future generations of Birmingham.
The overall goal of this project is to encourage citizenship and civic pride among the city’s diverse communities through public art.
So far 5 artists have been shortlisted and miniature sculptures of their proposed designs are on display at Millennium Point where the public are invited to vote and give feedback.


Big Art Talks 
Keith Wilson, Roger Hiorns, Susan Philipsz, Heather & Ivan Morison, Brian Griffiths
21 September 2016 – 11 January 2017, 6 – 7.30pm 

Birmingham City University, The Parkside Building
Lecture Theatre, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD

Free, booking essential

Birmingham Big Art Foundation in partnership with Birmingham City University invite you to a series of keynote lectures by the five shortlisted artists in the lead up to the selection of the winning commission.

Each of the artists will present their vision for the Birmingham Big Art Project in relation to the important ideas and processes involved in their practice and making work in the public realm.

We are calling on you, the publics of Birmingham, to join in the conversation. What will make a difference to our city, what reflects Birmingham as an exciting and challenging environment for people to live and work in, which do you feel a connection to, and why?

We invite you to join the discussion on the following dates:

21 September 2016 Keith Wilson BOOK HERE
12 October 2016 Roger Hiorns BOOK HERE
2 November 2016 Susan Philipsz BOOK HERE 
7 December 2016 Heather & Ivan Morison BOOK HERE
11 January 2017 Brian Griffiths BOOK HERE

The Big Art Talks have been organised by Eastside Projects 

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