Digbeth First Friday Feb 2019

Digbeth First Friday, a monthly event of culture in unexpected places, is back for 2019. Come along and experience the incredible variety of events on offer this month, discover
something new and enjoy the fantastic independent culture that Digbeth has to offer!

On offer this month:

Grand Union: drye eyes, an exhibition by Lauren Gault
Join Grand Union as they celebrate the opening of their new exhibition. drye eyes comprises a series of sculptural moments, through objects and sound. This new body of work explores the
potential of material and the in-between state through an eclectic mix of substance; glass, metal, water, sound, gel, neoprene, sand, fabric and light.

Centrala: Olga Grotova and Zach Dawson
For February’s Digbeth First Friday Olga Grotova and Zach Dawson will present a performance, which will be happening at Centrala throughout the night. The artists take diagrammatic scores, which propose multiple connections of sound to physical materials, light, and time as the starting point. During the event the scores will be freely interpreted to generate new sound, meanings, objects and conversations.

Eastside Projects: Good Morning, a performance by Zarina Muhammad
performance at 7pm
Join artist and writer Zarina Muhammad, and her cousin, musician Sujan Haria for a performance: a dramatised reading of GOOD MORNING.. , an essay on WhatsApp greeting cards, image circulation, and the aesthetic value of kitsch.

Stryx: BLENDER: soup ptV Artists Residency Opening ‘Meet the Artists’
Head to Stryx to see work fom the recently selected BLENDER: soup ptV artists in residence: Lucy Andrews, Matt Gale, Kurt Hickson, Gemma Jones. The exhibition will showcase the artists’ current practices alongside a video installation discussing their artistic concerns and outlining their individual aims for the residency project. BLENDER is the next phase of Soup – Stryx Artist Residency Programme in partnership with Asylum Gallery. The project is a catalyst to strengthen relationships & exchanges between the partners, supporting a strategy to build a strong connected arts community. BLENDER allows expansion of networks & diversification of audiences across Birmingham and Wolverhampton.

Recent Activity: Nomadic Vitrine presents Navi Kaur
For February’s Digbeth First Friday Recent Activity will present a new iteration of Nomadic Vitrine, featuring work by Navi Kaur. Navi is a Birmingham based artist who often makes work commenting on the migrant experience, specifically around journeys, environment, storytelling and documentary.

Grand Union: Unit 19, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RS. 6–8pm
Centrala: Unit 4 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, B5 5RT, 6pm–11pm
Eastside Projects: 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR, 6–8pm
Stryx: Unit 13, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, B5 5RS, 6–9pm
Recent Activity: 80-82 Floodgate Street, Digbeth, B5 5SR, 6pm–9pm