Posted 28-03-2015 in

Eastside Projects April Events
Free Public Events ESP Salons
Extra Curricular
Digbeth Good First Friday
Friday 3 April, 6–8pm
Film Open
Application Deadline: 9am, Tuesday 7 April
Join us on Digbeth First Friday for a late night viewing of our
current exhibitions ‘Birmingham Show’ and ‘This Time of Day can
be Dangerous’. We’ll be serving spring themed mocktails in Black
Pleasure so you can get 100% hydrated and ready for Grand Union’s
5th birthday party. For more information about everything that’s
going on at Digbeth First Friday see
Family Workshop: Instruments for Eating
Thursday 2 April, 10.30am–12pm
Eastside Projects invites you to a half term lunch with a difference!
Taking Meghan Allbright’s ‘Instruments for Eating’ as a starting
point we will work together to create crazy cutlery, funny forks,
nonsense knives and splendiferous spoons and then tuck into all
manner of challenging sticky, squishy, slippy and crunchy lunch
time treats.
Our artist-led workshops are suitable for families with children aged
5-11. Workshops are free but booking is essential and children must
be accompanied by an adult. See for
more details
Last chance and Save the Date
Our current exhibitions ‘Birmingham Show’ and ‘This Time of Day
can be Dangerous’ end on Saturday 11 April and the gallery will be
closed, except for events, until 16 May while we install two new
solo shows by Samara Scott and Roger Coward.
Please join us for the public preview on Friday 15 May, 6–8pm.
Everyone is welcome!
Alabaster Effigies: Mourning and Material
Wednesday 1 April, 6.30pm
St Martin in the Bullring, Edgbaston Street
At this special event artist Beth Collar will discuss the social history of
alabaster, its material properties, its importance for English sculpture
and its connection with the West Midlands. This talk take place in
the historic church of St Martin in the Bullring, the focal point of
Birmingham’s market area since the 12th century. This event is open to
all but booking is essential please email [email protected]
ESP Activity
Members of the UK’s leading artist’s support networks are invited
to submit new moving image work for a screening programme to be
launched at Spike Island (Bristol) in May and moving on to the ICA,
(London), Eastside Projects, (Birmingham), Transmission, (Glasgow),
Castlefield Gallery, (Manchester) and S1, (Sheffield). The programme
will be selected by Steven Cairns, Associate Curator of Artists’ Film and
Moving Image at the ICA.
Another Nigger Died Today
Keith Piper in conversation with Larry Achiampong
Wednesday 8 April, 6.30–8.30pm
£4 / £2 concs / free to ESP Members
In a wide ranging conversation convened by Marlene Smith, Keith Piper
and Larry Achiampong will discuss key works in Piper’s back catalogue,
the synergies and dissonances of the artists’ respective practices and
the enduring irrational compulsion to make art. This event, convened by
Marlene Smith, is part of a series of events that focus on questions and
conversations raised by ‘Birmingham Show’.
Group Occupation: Introducing the Residents
Thursday 16 April, 6.30–8pm
Join us for talks from the ESP members who ahve been seocted to
undertake residencies at The New Art Gallery Walsall this summer.
Group Occupation, a partnership between ESP and The New Art Gallery
Walsall, offers artists, curators and art-writers time and space to develop
new work within a mutually supportive group context. At this informal
event the artists will introduce their practices and discuss their plans.
ESP is Eastside Projects’ associate membership scheme which works with
artists, curators and art-writers to support the development of work, ideas,
connections and careers through a programme of events, opportunities and
projects. Membership costs £5 per month /£60 per year or £2.50 a month
for recent graduates.
For full programme and joining details see
Eastside Projects makes art public from a free gallery that is being
imagined and organized by artists in partnership with Birmingham
City University. Exhibitions open Wednesday to Saturday, 12–5pm.
Find us at 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR or online at