Art Exhibitions

This month I can report that 3 exhibitions will be taking place.

The FINDINGS Photography Exhibition

is a series of photographs taken by artist Tom Hunter around the Jewellery Quarter & Colmore Business District.

The exhibits are in the new Church Square in the Colmore Business District and in St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter.

The exhibitions run from 25 April – 19 July 2013.

Wandering through the new Church Square I am presented with a rare artistic perspective in its own right. We need more inspiration for leisure areas like this in Birmingham. The view lines are superb if you look for them, leading the eye into iconic places.

Below are some photos recording my wanderings, those not of the exhibition boards were taken from community seats.

Year of the Boat

is a collection of mainly canal paintings produced by artist Rob Pointon.

No9 The Gallery is the venue and the exhibition runs until 18 May.

Rob spent a year cruising the canal network and recording scenes on canvas.

I met Rob last week while I was out photographing the Lapworth Locks. He was painting Clive Henderson the recently retired Chairman of the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) and now an elected councillor of the Canal & River Trust.

Below are photos I took of the action at Lock 4 with Clive’s house in the background.

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Metropolis: Reflections on the Modern City

is a collection of “visions of the modern global city by some of the world’s most exciting artists” says the BMAG website and takes place in the Birmingham Museum, Chamberlain Square until 23 June.

This is a very individual and impressive exhibition as there some incredibly large reproduced photos and novel use of videos. I’ve been once and I’ll go again and spend as much time as it takes to take it all in.


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