Vivid Projects is a collaborative project space exploring all forms of media art practice.
Opening times vary, please check our website for information.
Admission is free unless otherwise stated.
Reimaging Donald Rodney
- 8 October — 5 November 2016 *on now
Reimaging Donald Rodney, a programme of exhibition and events exploring digital legacy and identity through the work of Black British artist Donald Rodney (1961 - 1998). Whether political or personal, Rodney illustrated his versatility, utilising a range of mediums for artistic expression through painting, installations, audio, robotics, film and archive. Becoming a prominent member of the Blk Arts Group, Rodney highlighted the socio-political condition of Britain of the 1980s/90s. A timely exhibition celebrating the achievements of a Midlands born artist considered to be one of the most significant of his generation.
- Any age
Exhibition is free. Individual events may be ticketed, please check website for details.
Donald Rodney Late for Galleries Night
- 28 October 2016 5-9pm
Board the free Art Bus and gallery hop between eight of Birmingham’s top art venues. We are holding a special late viewing of our current exhibition, Reimaging Donald Rodney. Meet the curator and producer, be guided through the works and enjoy some refreshments. Share your night with#artbusbrum
Participating venues are: Vivid Projects, Barber Institute, mac, Ikon, RBSA, Eastside Projects, Grand Union, Centrala.
- Any age
- 4 November 2016 6-8pm
In collaboration with Birmingham Dance Network and the exhibition, Reimaging Donald Rodney we present a new work premiere for Digbeth First Friday.
Dancers Becca Thomas, Suzanne Grubham and Genevieve Say were commissioned to develop a performance in response to Psalms, the late artist Donald Rodney’s autonomous wheelchair. Developed in 1997 for Rodney’s final solo exhibition before his untimely death, the wheelchair was modified at the School of Computing of the University of Plymouth to perform a repeated sequence of circles, spirals and figures of eight, as specified by Rodney himself.
In the new work, the dancers move in relation to Psalms and each other, tracing and illuminating the trajectories of the empty wheelchair in motion, evoking memories of a life lived and the simultaneous absence and presence of the artist.
Presented during Digbeth First Friday, Birmingham's monthly late night culture event, performances take place at 6.30pm and &.30pm.
- Any age
16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street