Archive for July, 2011

Curators Talk: Raimundas Malasauskas Thursday 4 August 6.30-8pm Eastside Projects

2011.07.28 | 0 comments

Raimundas Malasauskas is a curator and a writer whose work evolves around contemporary phenomena, persons, biographies and stories, addressing the parallel worlds of science, media, film, literature and mass culture.

Exhibition Opportunity at Eastside Projects

2011.07.20 | 0 comments





9 MARCH – 5 MAY 2012

Building on the Success of Gene George Earle, Joanne Masding and Rebecca Bibby’s show in 2010, Eastside Projects is offering ESP members the opportunity to make an exhibition for the second gallery to open on 9 March 2012.

This is a significant chance to be part of the gallery programme and proposals are sought for solo exhibitions, two or three person shows or curated projects. The budget available for the exhibition is £1500 and the selected member/s will be supported as they develop their project by Gavin Wade and other gallery staff through a series of meetings and studio visits.

Please note this opportunity is only open to ESP members.

Extra Special People (ESP) is Eastside Projects’ Associate Membership Scheme, which supports the development of work, ideas, connections and careers and programmes events for artists, writers, curators and those with a more general interest in contemporary art. Membership costs £5 per month / £60 per year. See for further information and the full programme.

Eastside Projects is an artist run space as public gallery see

To apply please send:

10 digital images / short showreel & image / information list

Proposal (500 words max)

Statement (300 words max)

Current CV

By email to:

By mail to: ESP Exhibition, Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR


31 August: Closing Date for applications

September: Studio visits / meetings with short-listed members

1 October: Final selection will be announced

Opening Moves – Graduate Surgeries at Eastside Projects

2011.07.19 | 0 comments

Led by practising artists based in the city these free 1-2-1 sessions offer
individual support and advice to recent graduates. To book a slot email

Extra Special People (ESP) is Eastside Projects’ associate membership
scheme. It supports the development of work, ideas, connections and careers
and programmes events for artists, writers, curators and those with a more
general interest in contemporary art. Membership costs £5 per month / £60
per year, or you can pay on the door for individual salon events. For
information on joining contact and for
programme details visit

Artist’s Talk : William Pope.L Wednesday 20 July 6.30–8pm

2011.07.18 | 0 comments

The Chicago based visual and performance-theatre artist and educator William Pope.L will discuss the processes of development of ‘Child’ 2011, his new video commission for Eastside Projects, which will the centrepiece of his solo exhibition in September.

The Garage Presents… at VIVID

2011.07.14 | 0 comments
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THE GARAGE PRESENTS… (27 July – 31 August 2011)

The Garage presents… is a new strand of one off events at VIVID embracing music, live arts, installation, performance and films. Join us for a jam packed summer season including an open submission film night, experimental electronic music, and short films from Morocco. 


WED 27 JUL | 7-10PM | £2 on the door
On the last Wednesday of each month, VIVID hosts The Neighbourhood Watch, an open submission film night devised and developed by The Neighbourhood.

With a ‘Neighbourhood Watch under their belts, riotous applause and praise from contributors and visitors alike, and time spent discussing how they can make the next one even better, The Neighbourhood Watch returns to VIVID on Wednesday 27 July 2011, 7pm.

Unlike most screening nights The Neighbourhood will accept films completely blind. They’ve formulated a set of submission guidelines to give the night a little structure however given their love for bending and breaking rules, stress that these are but guidelines. Click here to view.

The Neighbourhood Watch #3 takes place at VIVID on Wednesday 31 August, 7pm. 

FRI 29 JUL | 12PM – LATE | £5 (after 6PM)
SOUNDkitchen SONICpicnic

An excting feast of eclectic and experimental electronic flavours – expect performance, talks, and screenings from the SOUNDkitchen collective and friends.

Follow link for audio taster: \’Baby is Not\’ by Rodrigo Constanzo

With their SONICpicnic hamper almost packed, SOUNDkitchen have some tasty treats in store including their famous signature dish STONEsoup which combines the work of Birmingham composers and sound artists with film by Ross Millar. SONICpicnic also plays host to the UK premiere screening of Modulate‘s new work White, a delicate study in audio responsive movement, light and dark.

What’s more, ChangeKitchen will be dishing up delicious food to eat alongside the sonic feast. Leave the office, bin the sandwich and join SOUNDkitchen at VIVID for homecooked nosh and great entertainment!

Tickets are £5 after 6pm and available here.

WED 24 AUG | 7-10PM | £3 on the door

Kino 10 presents a one-off short film night showcasing the best of Moroccan filmmaking including documentary, experimental film and discussion.

Watch film here: Creatruction (dir. Simohammed Fettaka)

Join VIVID’s mailing list here for up to date information on The Neighbourhood Watch, SOUNDkitchen SONICpicnic, Moroccan Film Night, and future ‘Garage events.

T: 0121 766 7876 | E:

Artist’s Talk: Nathaniel Mellors, Thursday 14 July 6.30-8pm Eastside Projects

2011.07.12 | 0 comments

Mellors, who is currently exhibiting as part of Narrative Show, has produced a distinctive body of work that combines video, sculpture and writing. The complex relationship between language and power is a recurring theme in his multifaceted work, typically manifesting itself in absurdist, humorous narratives which reveal a penchant for satire and the grotesque. Recent shows include ‘Altermodern’, Tate Britain, ‘Ourhouse’, ICA and British Art Show 6’. £4/£2 concs/free for ESP members

ESP Consultation, Monday 11 July, 6.30-8pm, Eastside Projects

2011.07.07 | 0 comments

In light of a successful Arts Council bid, ESP invites members to help shape the programme for the next twelve months.

FREEE Whistleblowing Workshop – Thursday 7 July, 2-4pm, Eastside Projects

2011.07.01 | 0 comments
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FREEE Whistleblowing Workshop

FREEE: Whistleblowing Workshop
Thursday 7 July, 2–4pm, Eastside Projects

A workshop by the artist collective FREEE, learning and developing the techniques of whistleblowing. Booking is essential (0121 771 1778).

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