Ruskin Symposium

Material Cluster members Taiba Akhtar and Lucy Parris are contributing to this 200th anniversary symposium being held in the school of art on Friday 17th. Below is the programme and additional Ruskin anniversary events being held throughout the year. Art after Nature, Days of Future Past is a concurrent exhibition of MA student’s response toContinue reading “Ruskin Symposium”

Element @ Stryx Gallery

||ELEMENT||   ANA RUTTER AND KIRSTEN ADKINS  ||Element||is an active research space inviting the viewer to look again at both the ordinary and the unexpected. Kirsten and Ana have gathered materials from diverse locations and situations; news footage, rehearsal spaces, gardens, buildings and digital spaces.   Through distilling, extracting, reformulating and repositioning sound, film, photographs, objects and textContinue reading “Element @ Stryx Gallery”

Gilchrist-Fisher Award 2020

With a prize of £6000, the Award welcomes entries on the broad theme of Landscape from artists under the age of 30 on 1st January 2020. The deadline for entries for the 2020 Gilchrist-Fisher Award is 1st June 2019, just a few weeks away. For details and to download the entry form, please visit any furtherContinue reading “Gilchrist-Fisher Award 2020”

Developing Your Creative Practice: Arts Council success

Catherine Baker is delighted to announce that she was successful in a Developing Your Creative Practice Award from Arts Council England. This competitive scheme received 909 eligible applications in Round 4 from which 100 awards were made. The funding will go towards the rework/finalisation of a short film that will be exhibited in Denmark atContinue reading “Developing Your Creative Practice: Arts Council success”

Make Your Mark

An energetic tour de force in support and valuing of drawing by art critic Laura Cumming in the Observer. Coinciding with the first UK Art Fair 17-19May, Saatchi Gallery and drawings in over 60 UK galleries.


10th April 2019 | 16:00-18:00 GMT | Birmingham School of Art | It was great to see many colleagues and students turn up to yesterday evening’s cluster event at the School of Art. It was particularly good to welcome staff and students from the Education School at BCU for the first time so we hopeContinue reading “ARTIST-RESEARCHER WORKSHOP: Sorhed”

DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: Impact, collaboration and working internationally

16th January 2019 | 16:00-18:00 GMT | Birmingham School of Art | Using the School of Art’s recent representation at IMPACT10 in Santander, Spain as a starting point, the second session from the Material Encounters Research Cluster will focus on the development of shared international outputs between research staff and doctoral researchers as a keyContinue reading “DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: Impact, collaboration and working internationally”


10th October 2019 | 16:00-18:00 GMT | Birmingham School of Art | The first Material Encounters research seminar took place back in October and was led by artist and researcher Flora Parrott. The event consisted of a talk by Flora about her interdisciplinary practice-based research and was followed by an interactive workshop exploring interdisciplinary, collaborationContinue reading “ARTIST-RESEARCHER WORKSHOP: Flora Parrott”