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18 Sep 2008

Eastside Projects Launch

Heather & Ivan Morison
Pleasure Island 2007-8
Long term installation, functioning as Eastside Projects office
and Kitchen.

This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things


Opening Launch: Friday 26 September 7-10pm

27 September - 22 November 2008
Thursday - Saturday 12-5pm


86 Heath Mill Lane
B9 4AR

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Eastside Projects
A new artist-run space as public gallery for the City of Birmingham

This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things

Marc Bijl, Chen Shaoxiong, Spartacus Chetwynd & Marte Eknaes, Bill Drummond, Jimmy Fantastik, Peter Fend, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Liam Gillick, Joseph Hallam, Matthew Harrison, Barbara Holub, ISAN, Ben Kinmont, James Langdon, Kelly Large, Heather & Ivan Morison, Magnus Quaife, SCUPA, Mithu Sen, Support Structure, Mark Titchner, Laureana Toledo & Rain Li, Lawrence Weiner.

This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things is the inaugural exhibition of Eastside Projects, a new artist-run gallery as experimental public space, set at the heart of Birmingham's City Centre Eastside regeneration zone.

Over a 9 week period the exhibition and gallery space will evolve from a highly constructed 'empty' space to a layered and complex gathering of artworks, events and processes in various stages of convergence and divergence. The exhibition purposefully includes a wide range of UK based and International artists revealing different practices and approaches to the production of art in order to produce a unique explosion of ideas and possibilities as Eastside Projects comes into being. This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things sets an ambitious framework for the future of the gallery and a diverse scope of relationships and connections designed to make visible cause and effect in the future life of the gallery.

This exhibition initiates the examination of the potential of cumulative artworks across the programme of the gallery for the coming years and the potential of a constantly evolving architectural space also in collaboration with the artists and architects connected to the gallery.

Eastside Projects is formed by artist-curator Gavin Wade, artists Simon & Tom Bloor and Ruth Claxton, architect Celine Condorelli, and designer James Langdon. Eastside Projects is a not for profit company, in partnership with Birmingham City University and Revenue Funded by Arts Council England West Midlands. Also supported by Business Link West Midlands, Advantage West Midlands & European Regional Development Fund; and the Mexican Embassy.

Eastside Projects 86 Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AR, UK

Thursday – Saturday 12-5pm