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IKON Gallery

Oozells Square, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B1 2HS

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Ikon is Birmingham's leading contemporary art gallery. Located in a dramatic Victorian building - formerly a boarding school - Ikon presents a regular programme of exhibitions, events, learning workshops and seminars, representing some of the world's best visual artists. Don't miss the famous singing lift, designed by Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed. Ikon also houses Birmingham's only independent arts bookshop and Cafe, a relaxed setting for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. Entrance to Ikon is free.


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    Friday, 8 March 2019 - Sunday, 2 June 2019

    Hew Locke: Here’s the ThingHew Locke: Here’s the Thing is the most comprehensive exhibition to date of work by British artist Hew Locke.
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    Tuesday, 23 April 2019 - Thursday, 25 April 2019

    Starry NightGet creative this Easter by building an architectural installation from masses of recycled cardboard.
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    Friday, 26 April 2019 - Friday, 26 April 2019

    A Journey of StoriesInspired by Ikon's current exhibition Hew Locke: Here's the Thing, families are invited  to enjoy the magic of storytelling as local storyteller Cath Edwards tells tales of journeys and hope.
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    Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - Wednesday, 22 May 2019

    Canalside Forage and FeastJoin Ikon Youth Programme and James Wood (Totally Wild UK) for an in-depth day of canalside foraging.
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    Friday, 24 May 2019 - Friday, 24 May 2019

    Redressing VictoriaTo mark the bicentenary of Queen Victoria's birth, join Ikon to trace the history of Birmingham's bronze statue, originally commissioned by Henry Barber and sculpted in marble by Sir Thomas Brock.
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    Tel: 0121 248 0708

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    Opening Times

    * 11am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday
    Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays

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