Niki Russell, artist and founding member of Nottingham’s new studio development Primary, along with current studio holder, Yelena Popova, introduce the project. The discussion will consider why permanent, sustainable spaces for art production are important, what impact facilities like this have on a city’s arts ecology, how artists can work together to develop their own workspace and what Birmingham can learn from this model.
Opening Friday 16 March, 6–9pm
Exhibition continues 17 March to 22 April
Thursday to Sunday, 12–5pm
Grand Union, in collaboration with Fierce, is proud to present work by Reynir Hutber, an emerging artist based in London, whose work explores themes of social visibility, moral relativity and the everyday imposition of authority. For this solo exhibition he will present his award winning installation, Stay Behind the Line, alongside a series of new related works.
Fierce Festival, Birmingham’s premier live art and performance festival, runs from Thursday 29 March to Sunday 8 April 2012. Performers from around the world will converge on Birmingham to bring boundary-pushing performances and art installations to venues and unusual spaces across the city. See www.wearefierce.org for full programme listings.
Stay Behind the Line opens on Friday 16 March, coinciding with the opening of Yangjiang Group: After Dinner Shu Fa at Cricket Pavilion at Eastside Projects 6–8pm, and events at Vivid and Ikon Slow Boat as part of Flatpack Festival (14 to 18 March 2012).
This is a free event, all welcome.