From its beginnings in a small kiosk in Birmingham’s Bullring, Ikon’s reputation for innovation, internationalism and excellence has developed over nearly 50 years.
Now housed in the neo-gothic Oozells Street School, Ikon has an artistic programme consisting of four interdependent strands.
The gallery features temporary exhibitions over two floors. A variety of media is represented, including sound, film, mixed media, photography, painting, sculpture and installation. Click here to find out about current and forthcoming exhibtions.
New details were announced recently about Ikon 2, the proposed new museum of contemporary art for Birmingham. Ikon 2 will form part of the suggested Curzon Square, a new museum quarter situated in the Eastside district of the city.
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Ikon's Off-site programme develops dynamic relationships between art, artists and audiences outside of the gallery. These projects and events vary enormously in scale, duration and type of location, challenging expectations of where art can be seen and by whom. Click here to find out about current and forthcoming off-site projects.
Learning is at the heart of Ikon’s activities, stimulating public interest in and understanding of contemporary visual art. Through a variety of talks, tours, workshops and seminars, the learning team aims to build a meaningful relationship with Ikon’s audience that enables visitors to engage with, discuss and reflect on contemporary art. To find out more about Ikon’s Learning programme, please visit the Learning section.
Ikon is a limited company registered as an educational charity. Ikon is supported using public funding from Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council and raises additional income from a variety of sources, including charitable trusts, foundations and corporate sponsorship. To make a donation to Ikon, please visit our Support pages.
Ikon Gallery Limited trading as Ikon, registered charity no. 528892
Admission to Ikon Gallery is free