Brumbox Bulletin 14.11.23

Brumbox Bulletin 14.11.23

Do This

Attend Marley Starskey Butler's exhibition at MAC

Exhibited until Sunday 28th January 2024
Midlands Art Centre, Cannon Hill Park, B12 9QH

Local multidisciplinary artist Marley Starskey Butler’s exhibition, titled Thirty-Six, draws inspiration from their personal experience of social work, exploring themes of family, empathy, trauma and identity. 

Explorations of Butler’s own children’s services records and relationships with multiple primary care givers are displayed through text, photography, video and audio collected over the last 14 years.

The exhibition culminates with a free Artist Talk in MAC’s Hexagon Theatre on 18th January 2024. Be sure to mark that date in your calendar, too!

Find out more.

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Picture This

The Mailbox in Birmingham, shot at night by Connor Pope in 2020.

The Mailbox, captured by Connor Pope in 2020.

This shot looks like a still from Matt Reeves’ The Batman! I love the moody glow of the sign, hovering silently in the mist; Brum can look so magical at night. 🤩


Consider This

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

What’s Next for Birmingham’s Cultural Institutions and Galleries?

Artist and educator Cathy Wade met up with museum and gallery directors Sara Wajid and Cheryl Jones to discuss the future of the city’s cultural life, after Birmingham City Council issued a Section 114 notice, effectively declaring bankruptcy. 

I found this conversation insightful and important; hearing how s.114 has begun to affect BMAG and Grand Union is worrying, but we must see this time as an opportunity for the city to come together creatively. As Cheryl states, sometimes economic limitations can solicit creative solutions. What creative act or project could you start today?

Please take 5 minutes this week to read the full piece.

Read the article.


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