Dan Burwood

Do you like photography? Would you like to work with professional photographic artist Dan Burwood to make a book and exhibition about Lee Bank?
He’ll be running a workshop at the breakfast club, making a photo book about how we see and feel about our neighbourhood.
Develop your skills, learn about photography, meet people and get free copies of your photos, old and new, at a family portrait studio session, details to be confirmed.
Dan will be at St Luke’s Drop-in breakfast on Friday 23rd June

Jess May Davies

Jess May Davies is interested in using creative writing as a platform to provide power and insight into the viewpoints of other people. The UK’s spoken word scene is constantly evolving and making room for more voices, with it’s consistently growing community. She will be spending time in the Lee Bank, getting to know the residents there and providing the foundations for them to say what it is that they themselves actually want to say about the area.

Jess will be engaging young families at St. Thomas’s Children’s Centre and groups at Edgbaston Community Centre.

Hickey+Warner and Make/Shift/Space

About

We are Birmingham based artists Claire Hickey and Emily Warner, who work in collaboration to produce self and site responsive artworks using performance, film, collections and multiples, printed media, and sculptural objects. We work across diverse public platforms, creating live spaces and performative sites for public interaction. Using socially engaged practice and action-research methods that fuse historical, social and cultural references, we establish alternative narratives about people and place. Make/Shift/Space is our recent venture supported by Arts Council England and mac Birmingham. The mobile structure acts as a studio, workshop and gallery space; connecting the mechanics of everyday space with the process of artistic production, giving visibility to the work that artists do.

 

REconnections

For Re:Connections H&W are turning the MSS structure into a live feed, which will act as a tangible collection of material generated from their interactions with the LEEBANK site. Layering historical references, maps and site plans, with snippets of conversation, and illustrated observations, they are inviting members of the public to engage physically in-situ. For the first half of their time spent on the LEEBANK site, they will be collating material using hand-drawn illustrations, manipulated clay objects and information updates on social media platforms. This will form the basis of the design of further small-scale structures that will invite participants to deposit further layers of responses in a sculptural site-specific way.

Hickey+Warner with Make/Shift/Space

about re:connections

Re:connections is an arts project taking place in the Lee Bank/Park Central area of Birmingham.  Five artists (from sound, visual arts, photography and poetry) will explore residents emotional connections to where they live and produce art works that tell us something new about the area.

There will be a pop-up exhibition of art works on Saturday 15th July, 12 – 3pm (venue to be confirmed)

It’s free and all ages welcome

Details of all artists sessions and events will be posted here. Get in touch and get involved!

The project is produced by Jenny Peevers.