New Art West Midlands

15 Feb to 16 March, opening times Thursday to Saturday 12–5pm

Grand Union has worked with graduates Sophie Bullock, Corey Hayman, Rashid Khan and Stuart Layton to create new work for this exhibition that playfully explores aspects of perception and memory from four very different approaches.

New Art West Midlands showcases the best new and specially commissioned work from West Midlands graduates.

The exhibition continues at:

15 February to 19 May

8 March to 19 May

Opportunity for young creatives

Capsule are delighted to be partnering with Birmingham 2022, Fused Magazine and IdeasTap for an exciting opportunity as part of the opening season for Library of Birmingham.

Do you want to help generate alternative visions for the future of arts and culture in Birmingham? Draw up an arts strategy for the year 2022? Work as a team to create a publication for the new Library of Birmingham’s Discovery Festival?

Then read on.

September 2013 sees the much-anticipated launch of the new Library of Birmingham: the largest public library in Europe. To celebrate the iconic building, the Discovery Festival will host cultural events, activities, projects, and performances on the theme of Discovery, including the publication of a new magazine all about the festival.

We’re using this unique opportunity to generate visions for the future of arts and culture in Birmingham for the year 2022, created, written and produced by young creatives.

This brief closes on Friday 1 March at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 to 24 and living in the West Midlands.

For more information and details on how to apply visit IdeasTap

Birmingham 2022 is in partnership with IdeasTap, mac, Fused Magazine, The Library of Birmingham, Capsule and funded by Arts Council England.

Artist Residency

Capsule are delighted to embark on a new partnership with the University of Birmingham, supporting an artist to make and display work in response to the university’s fascinating and varied collections.

Sound artist and Lombard Method member Sarah Farmer will be working with both the Lapworth Museum of Geology and the Winterbourne botanical collection through spring 2013. Farmer will explore the collections, spend time with the curators and staff, and will create sound based works in response to her time there.

This a new artistic venture for the university, and an exciting opportunity for Capsule to further our artist support programme.

Read more about the project here

Lunch Club with Jo Loki

Lunch Club discussion with Jo Loki
Friday 22 February, 1–2pm
86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AR

Over lunch artist, Jo Loki shares her experience of an international residency at The Banff Centre, Canada. Escape your desk or studio for an hour and join us, everyone is welcome. We have an array of tea, coffee, and herbal teas – all you need to bring is your packed lunch. For more information visit
+44 (0)121 771 1778

Free Family Workshop

Free Family Workshop
Exploring Objects: Making Tracks
Wednesday 20 February, 10–11.30am
Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR

This half-term we will be running a free family workshop for children aged 5–11. Join us to take part in a hands-on, artist-led activity inspired by our current exhibition. In this fun printing workshop we will work as a group, using tyres to make a big impact. Children must be accompanied by an adult and need to be dressed to get dirty!

Places are free, but limited, so must be reserved in advance by contacting the gallery.

To book call 0121 771 1778 or email

Artist’s Talk: Hannah Perry

Hannah Perry | Artist’s Talk
Thursday 31 January, 6.30–8pm
Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR
£4 / £2 conc. / Free to ESP members

In this artist’s talk Hannah Perry will introduce her practice and discuss examples of current and previous works before expanding outwards to speak about influential peers, scratch video techniques and sampling in early dance and hip hop music. Using examples of artists’ films and popular music, she will explore themes in her work such as appropriation, repetition and rhythm.

Hannah Perry, born 1984, is a British artist working mainly in installation, print and video. With a continuous practice of collecting and manipulating materials: film footage, sound clips, images and objects, Perry develops a sprawling network of references. She explores personal memory in today’s hyper-technological society and systems of representation and distribution.

Perry sees her work as a series of self-consciously humorous vignettes in which personal imagery is processed and confused to make footage that looks like something from YouTube and found material is used to play the personal out through popular culture. Her work explores the complexities of living physically, virtually, intellectually and sexually.

Perry graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2009 and has subsequently shown in solo and group shows in the UK and Europe. Recent group exhibitions include: Chester, at CO2 Gallery, Rome; Happy Paralysis at Les Urbaines, Lausanne and Young London, V22, London. In 2012 Perry also had a solo presentation at the Zabludowicz Gallery, London as part of the Zabludowicz Collection Invites series and a two-person show at Arcadia Missa, London, with Clunie Reid.

This event is part of a series produced in partnership with the BA Art & Design course at BIAD.

In March Hannah Perry will show work at Eastside Projects as part of a show-reel curated by Elinor Morgan, programmed to coincide with Flatpack Film Festival 2013.

Barn Owl

We’ve just announced a very special show to take place on Saturday 27th April. We’re big fans of Barn Owl over at Capsule and are thrilled to invite them back to Birmingham, and have them play in the stunning setting of St Paul’s Church. Playing in front of modified super 8 footage, the twin guitars of Evan Caminiti and Jon Porras intertwine instinctively, equal parts slow-burning twang and spaced-out feedback drone.

They’ll be joined by Grumbling Fur, a project by Alexander Tucker and Daniel O’Sullivan and Liverpool based Ex-Easter Island Head (for fans of Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca).
Tickets are now on sale via

Barn Owl live at Supersonic Festival 2011:

Eastside Projects Lunch Club

Lunch Club
Friday 25 January, 1–2pm
86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AR

Escape your desk or studio for an hour and join us for lunch. Everyone is welcome. This is an informal, relaxed way to meet new people and find out more about what’s happening at Eastside Projects and in the wider world of Birmingham’s contemporary art scene. We provide tea, coffee, herbal teas – all you need to bring is your packed lunch.

+44 (0)121 771 1778

Toolkit: Commercial as Context

Toolkit: Commercial as Context
Wednesday 23 January, 6.30–8pm
£4 / £2 / Free to ESP members

In this informal workshop Christian Mooney, Director of Arcade Fine Arts in London will discuss the current commercial context. Giving ESP members insight into the working life of a gallerist he will offer his thoughts on how to best approach galleries as an artist or curator and how to develop professional networks and projects within this sector.

Arcade is a commercial gallery in London which represents artists including Can Altay, Anna Barham and Caroline Achaintre. Arcade shows represented artists regularly at international art fairs, including ARCO madrid and Frieze London, as well as presenting a programme of exhibitions in the gallery with a range of artists.