Art of Ideas – The Witching Hour

Art of Ideas, hosted this year by artist, writer and TV broadcaster Matthew Collings, is a project instigated by Arts Council England West Midlands, led by Arts & Business, that will be a four-day event focusing on the cultural life of Birmingham, specifically the idea of contemporary art collecting, collections and collectors.

The event, taking place between November 11 and 14, includes a four-day curated group exhibition at Waterhall Gallery in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and will showcase artists from the West Midlands region including Hurvin Anderson, Richard Billingham, Graham Chorlton, Faye Claridge, Ravi Deepres, Tessa Farmer, Brian Griffin, Roger Hiorns, Harminder Singh Judge, Chris Keenan, Karin Kihlberg / Reuben Henry, David Miller, Sally Payen, Juneau Projects, David Rowan, Elizabeth Rowe, George Shaw, Toby de Silva, Gillian Wearing, Stuart Whipps.

The exhibition, which will have the theme of ‘the Witching Hour’ will feature photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, film, animation and installation. It will explore darkness and the uncanny in the work of more than 20 artists from, or based in, Birmingham and the West Midlands.


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