A Small Hiccup (and a big annoucement)
Grand Union celebrated their third birthday last week, with a party, the opening of their new exhibition A Small Hiccup, and a £100,000 grant from Arts Council England!
The grant will allow Grand Union to increase its programme of free contemporary art exhibitions and events, and is vital to the group establishing itself as one of the must-see venues in Birmingham. Cheryl Jones, Director at Grand Union, said “this grant means we can commission lots of new artwork to show in the gallery and also ensure our studios really are the best in the city.”
Grand Union’s eight studios are home to some of the city’s best contemporary artists, including Stuart Whipps, Tom Bloor, Juneau Projects, Liz Rowe, David Rowan, Helen Brown, Harminder Judge and BAZ. Their work has been exhibited nationally, including at London’s respected Whitechapel Gallery, The New Art Gallery Walsall and John Hansard Gallery. Studio holder and graphic designer James Langdon was recently awarded the 2012 INFORM Award by the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig, Germany, a recognition for his work in the contemporary arts.
To read more about the current goings on at Grand Union, the May newsletter is below:
Text adapted from The Birmingham Post.