Don’t miss THIS FRIDAY’S #DFF! We have some right treats coming your way ahead of Supersonic Festival across Digbeth, including a very special sneak peek at our artist in residence Dennis McNett’s work at Digbrew and some supersonic ladies spinning some tunes over at Centrala.
SUPERSONIC AT DIGBETH FIRST FRIDAY
FRIDAY 1 JUNE | FREE
DIGBREW | 43 RIVER ST | DIGBETH
Come join us at Dig Brew for Digbeth First Friday this June to catch a sneak peek of Supersonic artist in residence Dennis McNett’s work as we spin some tunes from 8 til late.
Combining design roots in traditional wood cuts with the raw high-energy imagery pouring out of the early 80’s skateboard and punk rock scene, Dennis has carved an intricate tribe of mythical entities and tales. His Wolfbat moniker, a symbol for rebellion against authority, brings to light our animalistic rituals, he brings to life our beasts.
As part of Digbeth First Friday MJM Bespoke will be opening their studio doors, welcoming visitors to come and see their new workspace.
As if that weren’t enough, Vivid Project’s HER HORROR will host a preview with The Visceristahood as part of Digbeth First Friday.
Embrace your dark side and experience HER HORROR this June with Vivid Projects and Supersonic Festival. Expect a darkly ecstatic blend of ritual, body horror and transformation as we celebrate the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at this week’s Digbeth First Friday. Visceristahood (Kate Spence, Sarah Walden, Siân Macfarlane and Vicky Roden) will be performing a live soundtrack to their ‘Frankenfilm’; an assemblage of horrifying fragments in 4 movements. This will be followed by an exhibition starting 15 June featuring new work from each member of the Visceristahood- more info here.
Three Models for Change- Exhibition Opening @ Centrala
In collaboration with Grand Union and the University of Birmingham, join us for the opening of ‘Three Models for Change’ as part of Digbeth First Friday on Friday 1 June, 6-9pm.
Three Models for Change is a group exhibition asserting the importance of historical awareness in establishing future potentials of communities. The works in this exhibition fluctuate between three actual and staged narratives: the formation of a fictional Quaker-punk band; the staging of cross-generational Queer histories; the uncertainty surrounding a newly formed volcanic island and its territorial disputes.
This exhibition includes existing work and new commissions by artists Chris Alton, Ian Giles and Greta Hauer.
Curated by Ryan Kearney, Alice O’Rourke and Ariadne Tzika.
Supersonic will also be spinning some tunes in the downstairs gallery- so come say hello!
Eastside Projects: Gallery Relaunch
6–9pm Friday 1 June 2018
Please join us to test out another reality. Eastside Projects have been working on an artwork for ten years. We call it an artist-run multiverse. There is a building at 86 Heath Mill Lane, in Digbeth, Birmingham.
This is the gallery and the gallery is many things. And there are lots of people – artists, curators, designers, engineers, plumbers, policymakers, guests and all kinds of whatnots. Together we support and care for art, artists, our city of Birmingham, and the world. We are, after all, the public who make art.
And we all make and do all kinds of things – exhibitions, artists houses, door handles, billboards, walls, user’s manuals, curtains, puppet shows, station clocks, exploded tyres, World Tours, zombie movies, production spaces, warm sculptures, soap, performances with skateboarders. And myths of course…
All of these things are part of the artwork. A lot of love and care is put into the floors and walls, lights and sounds and, over time, as the layers accumulate, the gallery begins to tell stories too. But sometimes the multiverse doesn’t quite do what you expect, and one day the building tells an unexpected story and breaks down.
But, of course, the building isn’t Eastside Projects. We are Eastside Projects. And artworks change, fall apart and get put back together in new configurations.
We have been reimagining, reconfiguring and refitting the artwork … our home … the gallery that is many things … with the artists, curators, architects, designers and engineers, the rappers, electricians, policymakers, guests and all kinds of whatnots.
Another Reality awaits you. Everyone is welcome.