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

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

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We are Re-open!
 

🚨COVID INFORMATION: As we are still in a pandemic Artefact will be continuing with social distancing, reduced numbers of people in the bar and gallery, operating a one-way system and encouraging visitors to still use masks whilst walking around the gallery.

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The
Artefact
Re-Open! (Group Show)

21st August- 18th September

Artefact reopens its gallery door's and invites you back into it’s hallowed halls with a new show of work by local residents and national artists.

 

Every year we hold a big Artefact Open Show that invites everyone to make new artwork to exhibit. Due to Covid we haven’t been able to host such a show in 19 months so we are very excited to finally fling open our gallery doors and welcome you all back for another big group show!

 

For this show we asked residents and artists to think about the seven principles of cooperation and create new work inspired by these guiding tenets.

 

Artefact Projects would like to thank Shaz Rahman and acknowledge the financial support from Central England Co-op.

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Artists

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Felicity Blades 

Polly Brant 

Hipkiss & Graney 

Maggie Leaver 

Loretta Mancini 

Molly Rhoda 

James Turner 

Alicia Rodriguez 

Stirchley Art Rooms 

Katharine Wade 

Kate Webb 

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Workshops

 

 

It wouldn’t be Artefact without a few opportunities to get messy. Here are a couple of workshops for you to jump into over the duration of the exhibition...

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Polly Brant: Everyday Materials Art Workshop (all ages)

Saturday 21st August, 1-3pm

 

Exploring the everyday through art, this workshop invites you to transform commonplace objects, from egg boxes to newspaper and 

everything in-between into pieces of art. The works of art can be 

anything you can imagine! A sculpture, collage, or something else. 

It is all about having a go, playing with different materials and seeing what you can come up with.

 

 

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Stirchley Art Room: 7 Principles of Cooperation Arts Workshop 

(all ages)

Sunday 22nd & 29th August 2-4pm 

 

Stirchley Art Room returns to Artefact to lead a creative 

workshop that explores the seven guiding principles of 

cooperation. Materials and inspiration provided, come along to this fun and relaxed making workshop! 

 

Go to www.stirchleyartroom.co.uk for more information.

 

 

 

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Hipkiss & Graney: Pint & Mâché! (18+)

Friday 27th August, 8-9pm

 

As part of Hipkiss & Graney’s latest ecological escapades, come along for an evening of papier-mâché-ing some mythological sculptures that will form part of a procession in Warley Wood’s.

 

The workshop introduces participants to a range of micro-organisms that sustain our Woodland’s circular economy. 

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This events date has been changed from it's original date of Saturday 28th August

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Image by James Turner

Open Call!
4th June- 21st August

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 artefactstirchley@gmail.com.

 

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!

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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!

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All the best,

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The Artefact Projects team.

Delivering a workshop, research project or private function?

Maybe Artefact is the space for you?

 

Get in touch at artefactstirchley@gmail.com to see if we can help.