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.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective
Thursday to Saturday, 12–5pm during exhibition opening hours.
No Mudder Country Here, Alberta Whittle
- 17 January — 30 August 2020 *on now
We are launching our 2020 Empire Remains Shop–Birmingham programme with a new commission by Alberta Whittle at Junction Works.
This new commission, No Mudder Country Here, will be displayed as a hand-painted billboard on the side of Junction Works, viewable 24/7 by passersby. There will also be a light installation visible from the windows of the building, featuring subtle transitions over the course of an hour.
Alberta uses visual, textual and spoken language in her interdisciplinary practice as a way to challenge and interrogate constructed representations of history and society. Alberta’s ongoing research refers to the legacy of colonialism, particularly the Windrush scandal, and the hostile implications of this for migrants in a contemporary political context. Her creative practice is motivated by the desire to work collectively towards radical self-love. Informed by diasporic conversations, Alberta considers radical self-love and collective care key methods in battling anti-blackness. Her practice involves choreographing interactive installations, using film, sculpture and performance as site-specific artworks in public and private spaces.
Alberta Whittle is an artist, researcher and curator. She was a RAW Academie Fellow at RAW Material in Dakar in 2018 and is the Margaret Tait Award winner for 2018/9. She is a Committee Member at Transmission Gallery in Glasgow and a Board Member of SCAN (Scottish Creative Art Network).
Junction Works (Old Canal & River Trust Offices)
106 Fazeley Street,