Grand Union

Grand Union
Unit 19
Minerva Works
Fazeley Street
B5 5RS



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Grand Union is an artist-led initiative that supports the development of artists and curators and aims to establish and nurture dialogue between contemporary visual artists, and local, national and international art organisations.

Established by a group of artists and curators in Birmingham, UK, Grand Union is a unique project that houses eight purpose built studios and a project space. The project space provides a platform for a diverse and exciting programme of events and exhibitions while the studios provide a professional and secure working environment.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Thursday to Saturday, 12–5pm during exhibition opening hours.

Admission charges


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Marcia Farquhar: Larger Than Life

  • 5 September — 7 November 2014 *on now

Marcia Farquhar launches her solo exhibition, Larger than Life, on Friday 5th September at Grand Union.

Launch event with performance lecture
Friday 5 September 6–8pm

Marcia Farquhar in residence
10–11 October 12–5pm

Day of the Dead doll making workshop
Saturday 1 November 12–3pm

Closing performance in association with Edible Eastside
Friday 7 November

Suitable for

  • Any age



Marcia Farquhar: Day of the Dead doll making workshop

  • 1 November 2014 12-3pm

Grand Union is proud to introduce Larger Than Life, a solo exhibition by Marcia Farquhar. The exhibition presents a series of newly commissioned works comprising performance, installation, video, audio and sculpture. Opening as an unfinished display, Larger than Life will evolve throughout its duration, with additions to the work being made in collaboration with visitors and other practitioners.

Continuing Marcia’s exploration of scale, the exhibition orchestrates a number of situations in which visitors
encounter psychological and physical manipulations to their own shape and size. Much of the work alludes to the story of local giantess Jane ‘Jinny’ Bunford, reputably the tallest woman in English medical history. Other aspects borrow from personal narratives, blending the biographical and autobiographical, while calling into question their authenticity.

Join the artist on 1st November, when she will be taking a Day of the Dead doll making workshop.

Open to all ages, and free of charge.

Suitable for

  • Any age