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Welcome to Artefact, your local artist-led gallery, workspace and and bar in the heart of Stirchley, South Birmingham.

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Image by James Turner

Open Call!
13th August- 18th September

Artefact invites you to make your own artwork inspired by one or more of these seven principles. Your artwork can be any medium.

This is a fun show, for people of all ages, artistic experience and abilities.


Your artwork will be part of a group show launching on the 13th August, 2021.

Artworks must be delivered to Artefact by the 7th August. If you have any questions about the brief please get in touch at


This show acknowledges Stirchley’s strong heritage of 

Cooperative organisations and celebrates it’s future with the building of the new Stirchley Cooperative Development. We hope you enjoy making!


Artefact, 1464 Pershore Road, B302nt, Stirchley.

What Are The Seven Principles of Cooperatives?

These are the seven principles of the cooperative movement. They inform the decision making of businesses, organisations and housing.

1. Voluntary & Open Membership


2. Democratic Member Control


3. Members' Economic Participation


4.Autonomy & Independence


5. Education, Training and Information


6. Cooperation among Cooperatives


7. Concern for Community

This big group show will serve as the focal point for a programme events on the history of the cooperative movement ranging from talks to live music evenings!

We'd like to thank Shaz Rahman and Central England Cooperative for their critical support to help us reopen our doors. We'd also like to thank James Turner for their kind permission to use their artwork.

We hope you have a fun and enjoyable time making your artwork and we can't wait to see it! And we also can't wait to welcome you all back to our gallery, bar and workspace!

All the best,

The Artefact Projects team.

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