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Open Thursdays 6-11pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 12-11pm

Artist-led gallery, workspace and and bar in the heart of Stirchley, South Birmingham.


Once again we are asking for the imaginative and talented people of the West Midlands to send forth their produce to our humble gallery for our annual open show. A Stirchley tradition, this year we will are able to offer several prizes to entrants. A first prize of £200, two runner-up prizes of £50 and a special people’s prize, voted for by visitors. We accept all media and types of submission, including performances and events, they just need to be realisable within Artefact Projects. We also welcome multiples, zines and publications that you may wish to sell in the front space of Artefact. The open call is completely open to anyone working in the West Midlands. 

We anticipate people will send us artworks that they have already produced, but welcome things devised specially for the exhibition. All works must be ready to present and, if necessary or appropriate, have instructions for installing. Only one work per person can be submitted, but this can consist of multiple elements. Again, it needs to be practically realisable.

We would like all submissions to be dropped off or sent to us by the end of Saturday 13th November. You can drop-off work on Thursdays (6-11pm), Fridays and Saturdays from 12-11pm throughout the next three weeks.. Please contact us if you would like to post your work; submit a digital or moving image work; want to produce or realise a performance on site.

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at The exhibition will run from Friday 19th November to Saturday the 22nd January (closed Dec 19th to January 12th)

Current Exhibition:

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Back To The Future 7th October- 6th November

 Back to the Future is a new collection of essays and images about modernist architecture in Birmingham, featuring essays and artwork from over 30 contributors. Alongside the publication we have an exhibition of prints taken from the artworks in the book. The book is available to buy from Artefact, alongside other artworks from contributors.

We welcome groups using our space for their activities. If you need a supportive environment for your community meet-up get in touch with us and we'll see if we can help.