Archive for February, 2012

Exhibition Launch Friday 16th March 6-8pm Eastside Projects

2012.02.29 | 0 comments
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Join us at Eastside Projects to celebrate the launch of our two new exhibitions, Yangjiang Group ‘After Dinner Shu Fa at Cricket Pavilion’ and David Rowan ‘Pacha Kuti X’.

Also on this evening the Yangjiang Group will host a free Chinese meal for thirty guests with food by Golden Pond Restaurant. For more information click here.

Exhibitions continue until 5th May.
We are open Thursdays 12-6:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays 12-5pm.

Eastside Projects
86 Heath Mill Lane
Birmingham B9 4AR
0121 7711778


Artist’s Talk: Yangjiang Group 13th March 6.30pm-8pm Café Soya

2012.02.25 | 1 comment
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*Now on the new date of Tuesday 13th March 6.30 – 8pm at Cafe Soya*

The first in a series of Eastside Projects events that explore the context of contemporary art practice in China. Over food and drinks at Café Soya, Yangjiang Group will introduce their radical calligraphy practice in conversation with Gavin Wade, Director of Eastside Projects. Yangjiang Group’s exhibition “After Dinner Shu Fa at Cricket Pavillion” will open at Eastside Projects on the 17th March and run until the 5th May. Check for more info.

Please note food and drink is available at your own expense. Booking is advised – email

Café Soya Restaurant
Unit 2 Upper Dean Street
B5 4SG




Alma Mater: LUX film screening at Grand Union Weds 22 Feb 7-9pm

2012.02.19 | 0 comments
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Grand Union is proud to host a LUX touring programme of recent British video work curated by Steven Cairns, curator of film at ICA, London.

The programme takes cultural identity as its starting point, questioning ideas of Britishness and conceptions of national identity. Featuring works by Steven Claydon, Torsten Lauschmann, Clunie Reid, Rachel Reupke, Hannah Sawtell and Stephen Sutcliff.

This is a free event and all are welcome.

Bring Your Own Beamer Birmingham

2012.02.08 | 0 comments
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FRI 16 MAR | 7-10PM | FREE

VIVID and Flatpack Festival presents Bring Your Own Beamer Birmingham, curated by Antonio Roberts and Pete Ashton. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to beam your work into the nooks and crannies of VIVID’s Garage space.

Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) is an international series of one-night exhibitions inviting artists, armed with films and projectors, to convene and explore the art of projection in an immersive environment of moving light, sound and performance. Interested? More details below.

BYOB Amsterdam. Photo by Idan Shilon


Do you have a projector? And an original video work (by that we mean a film you made/ have permission to screen)? If so, BYOB Birmingham needs you! You’re invited to submit films to be considered for inclusion at Birmingham’s first BYOB event on Friday 16 March 2012.

Participants will be required to provide their own laptop or DVD player, and a projector (it can be analogue or digital). Participants are responsible for their own equipment at all times.

If you’d like to submit a film for consideration, please complete the online application form. Application deadline is Friday 24 February at 23:59.

Please send any enquiries to


BYOB B’ham:
Flatpack Festival:

BYOB Birmingham is curated by Antonio Roberts and Pete Ashton, and is presented by VIVID and Flatpack Festival. BYOB is an idea originally conceived by Berlin-based artist Rafael Rozendaal.

VIVID | 140 Heath Mill Lane | Birmingham | B9 4AR
T: 0121 766 7876 | E: |

Developing Your Profile Online Saturday 25 February 10–3pm Eastside Projects

2012.02.03 | 0 comments
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Developing Your Profile Online Saturday 25 February 10am–3pm Eastside Projects

Delivered in partnership with Axis, with contributions from Craig Ashley, Producer (Visual Arts), mac, Birmingham. This event offers the chance to gain feedback from industry professionals on what they are looking for when viewing an artists’ website. The morning session will consider what makes a good website while the afternoon offers the chance to have an intensive feedback session with Craig – offering a great opportunity to talk with a curator about your work.

Booking is essential – to book email Priority for the afternoon sessions will be given to Extra Special People members.

Thursday Lunch Club 23 February 1–2pm Eastside Projects

2012.02.03 | 0 comments
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Escape your desk or studio for an hour and join us for lunch. We will provide tea and coffee – you bring your packed lunch. This is the first Eastside Projects lunch club and will continue throughout the year on the third Thursday of the month.

Why is Painting Still Important? Thursday 16 February 6.30-8pm Eastside Projects

2012.02.03 | 0 comments

Why is Painting Still Important? Thursday 16 February 6.30-8pm Eastside Projects

This panel discussion will unpick current ideas and ignite critical conversation about the diversity of contemporary painting practice. Held in the gallery at Eastside Projects and surrounded by the stunning group exhibition Painting Show, with presentations from Yvonne Hindle, Damien Roach & DJ Simpson, chaired by Professor David Rayson, Head of Painting at the Royal College of Art.



£4/£2 concs/ Free for ESP members

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