Bill Drummond comes to Digbeth

Launch: Friday 14th March, 18:00-20:00
Exhibition Open: thereafter every Wednesday-Saturday until 14th June 2014, 12:00-17:00
Where: Eastside Projects, Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, B9 4AR

Artist Bill Drummond will arrive in Birmingham today, along the Grand Union Canal on a raft made from his bed.

He will be creating a sculpture from 400 daffodils under Spaghetti Junction to launch his twelve-year world tour, where he will travel to China, India, Germany and the USA, before returning to Birmingham on 28th April 2025 (“if he does not die beforehand”).

Bill was once half of eccentric pop act The KLF who, after a string of hits, were named Best British Group at the Brit Awards in 1992. He is probably most (in)famous for burning a million pounds in music royalties in 1994.

As part of his three-month residency at Eastside Projects, Drummond plans to instigate conversations with gallery visitors about the funding of art. His belief is that art should be financed solely by customers who are willing to pay, and not other forms of regional or national funding.

To learn more about the programme of events, click here to visit Eastside Projects’ website.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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