Grand Union

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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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Precarity Centre organised by They Are Here

  • 5 February — 26 March 2016 *on now

Collective practice They Are Here transform Grand Union into Precarity Centre. This transformation is a framework for an interdisciplinary programme of talks, videos, performance and installation exploring precarity. It is also an experiment in social space, seeding interaction between local precarious groups. 

Friday 5 February, 6–8pm

Launch features a durational audio-visual performance by Pouya Ehsaei, tarot card readings from Rosalie Schweiker, stop frame animation by Helene Kazan and installation by Ioanna Pantazopoulou. 

Saturday 6 February, 2–3.30pm
Ioanna Pantazopoulou in conversation with Ruth Claxton

Visit the Grand Union website for an evolving list of activity.


Suitable for

  • Any age


Grand Union
Unit 19
Minerva Works
Fazeley Street
B5 5RS



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