Digbeth First Friday 5 April 2019

Spring is finally here! Get out and about, discover something new and enjoy the fantastic independent culture Digbeth has to offer!

On offer this month:

Bene Culture Presents: Take Note by WYS, 6-9pm

Take Note is an exhibition by Leeds based creative studio WYS Studio (IG – @wys.studio). The project seeks to examine the relationship between the artist and the artwork; a presentation of process. Through collaborating the sketchbooks of four different artists, new works are created, in the form of unique streetwear garments.

Centrala: The Digital Diaspora Late Night Opening, 6–10pm (film screening at 7pm)

Join Centrala for a late-night opening of the The Digital Diaspora with a livestream from the exhibition team at Supermarket Independent Art Fair 2019 from 6pm. At 7pm they will be hosting a specially curated programme of films in relation to the exhibition’s themes. Featuring videos from: Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte, Alicja Rogalska, Aron Rossman-Kiss,
Natalia Skobeeva and Natalja Vikulina.

Cheap Cheap: Open Call Moving Image, 5–10pm

Featured Artists: Iso Dora, Duncan Poulton, newnewmoon, Hollie Page, Jack Lewdjaw, Melpomeni Gaganeli, Chelsee Capone, Marie Dutton, Benjamin Spike Saunders, Dan Cippico, Carol Breen, Das Balloon, Tim Neath, Annelyse Gelman, John O’hare & Tom Phipps, Philip Speakman, Elizabeth Gray and Mrs Art, Geraldine Snell, Laura Lulika, DANK Collective, Rami George, Valentino Russo, Chloe Langlois, Frances Kelly, Edward Wakefield, Rosa Francesca, Ambie Drew, Ian Williamson & Tori Carr, Samantha King & Isabel Albuquerque, Jessica-Tayler Cain, Sarah Walden, Bex Ilsley & Bokeh Monster & INTERSPACE, James D Hopkins and Volker Schütz.

Eastside Projects: Freya Dooley: Listening Party, 6–9pm

Welcome to the Listening Party! Borrowing the model of a two-channel silent disco with commissioned mixes by artists Phoebe Davies and Ashley Holmes, this event will create a social space for private listening. A part of Freya Dooley’s exhibition Somewhere in the crowd there’s you the event acts as a disruption to the exhibition and an invitation to synchronise, with commissioned mixes by artists Phoebe Davies and Ashley Holmes.

Recent Activity: European Party – a new solo exhibition by Mirko Canesi, 6–8.30pm

Recent Activity present a new exhibition of work by Mirko Canesi.

The Shell @ Parkside Gallery, BCU: Expanded Dining – Co. LAB, 4–6pm

This event is the culmination of a 12-week intensive research period between BA/MA students within BCU’s School of Architecture. The primary aim has been to work with artist Kaye Winwood to create ideas for an ‘Expanded Dining’ space in which to explore new directions for food and sensory research practices. This showcase will present some of Kaye’s work alongside the students’ to reflect the thought processes and context for the research.

Stryx: BLENDER: soup ptV – Residency Closing Exhibition and Artist Talk,

5-9pm (Artist talk 5-6pm, Private View 6-9pm)

Stryx presents BLENDER: soup pt.V culminating event! An exhibition showcasing works by the residency artists who inhabited Stryx’s project space for the last two months. We are starting with an artist talk – remember to book your free ticket. BLENDER is the next phase of Soup – Stryx Artist Residency Programme in partnership with Asylum Gallery.

Vivid Projects: Vivid Projects & Vivid Live presents: Supernova, 6–8pm

Vivid Projects and Vivid Live join forces for their third Bowie Triennial. Featuring work and performances by Paul Aleksandr & Charlie Bagshaw, Alex Billingham, Emily Scarrott, Emily Sparkes and Kate Spence with China Dethcrash. Curated by Alex Billingham and Yasmeen Baig-Cliford.