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Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS

Tel: 01212480708

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Ikon is Birmingham's leading contemporary art gallery.   Located in a dramatic Victorian building - formerly a boarding school - Ikon presents a regular programme of exhibitions, events, learning workshops and seminars, representing some of the world's best visual artists. Don't miss the famous singing lift, designed by Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed. Ikon also houses Birmingham's only independent arts bookshop and Cafe, a relaxed setting for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.      

Entrance to Ikon is free, for more information visit ikon-gallery.org.      

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Friday, 9 September 2022 - Sunday, 13 November 2022

Farwa MoledinaFarwa Moledina: Women of ParadiseIkon shows a new work, Women of Paradise (2022) by Birmingham-based artist Farwa Moledina. It is a study of the four women promised paradise in Islamic tradition, including Maryam (a.s), mother of Isa (a.s), otherwise known as Mary, mother of Jesus.
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Friday, 9 September 2022 - Sunday, 13 November 2022

MayunkikiMayunkiki: Siknure – Let me liveIkon presents Siknure - Let me live by Ainu artist and musician Mayunkiki. It is the first solo exhibition by an Ainu artist in the UK.
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Friday, 7 October 2022 - Friday, 7 October 2022

Eiko Soga video stillTowards A Liveable World: Learning from Ainu Culture panel discussionEiko Soga, Artist and Researcher at The Ruskin School of Art, and Marenka Thompson-Odlum, Research Associate at Pitt Rivers Museum, share their research on Ainu culture with Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director.
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Sunday, 16 October 2022 - Sunday, 16 October 2022

Small Press Fair 2022Ikon Small Press Fair 2022Ikon hosts a small press fair, showcasing a range of publications, zines and other printed materials.
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Opening Times

* Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Opens: 11:00 Closes: 17:00
Wednesday - Opens: 11:00 Closes: 17:00
Thursday - Opens: 11:00 Closes: 17:00
Friday - Opens: 11:00 Closes: 17:00
Saturday - Opens: 11:00 Closes: 17:00
Sunday - Opens: 11:00 Closes: 17:00

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