We kicked off the Junction arts program at the end of April and over the May bank holiday weekend. It was fantastic to take around 60 people on the new graffiti art walks along this lovely stretch of the waterways.
Were doing it all again on weekend 7 -9 June 2019 with a few extras which we think people will love. Things kick of during Digbeth First Friday 7 June and the weekender coincides with Birmingham Design Festival so its worth checking their events to plan an exciting day or weekend.
Here is whats coming up!
We are collaborating with Graffiti Artist.com to bring you two graffiti and street art walks:
- Saturday 8 June 11am
- Sunday 9 June 11am
The walks start at location (1) on the map by the old canal cottage where we join the canal. The route takes up to Bordesley (5) where we explore the graffiti that lines the walls. The only street art down on the canal is by two amazing female artists Annatomix and Lucy McLauchlan.
We exit the canal up by Upper Trinity street and then weave an interesting path exploring the areas street art through the streets into the heart of Digbeth.
The walk will end at The Ruin pub. Cost £3 book here
Screening a short collection of street art films curated by Flatpack including work by Lucy McLauchlan it will play on rotation in the back room at The Ruin Pub.
- Saturday 8 June 1-6pm
- Sunday 9 June 1-6pm
Free entry pop in check it out.
Get creative and have some fun trying your hand at a little bit of graffiti art led by Dave Brown in his shop in the Custard Factory.
- Saturday 8 June 2.30pm
Costs £3 only limited places left book here.
Pop up Photography Exhibition
Selected images from the canal art photography competition which is open until the 27 May 2019 will be featured in a pop up exhibition on the ground floor at Centrala.
- Friday 7 June 6.30pm until late
- Saturday 8 June 11-6pm
- Sunday 9 June 11-6pm
The opening takes place during Digbeth First Friday bar available and is presented in collaboration with IGers Birmingham. There will be two other exhibitions happening in the space over the weekend so its well worth popping in.
Entry is free all weekend.
New street art installations
One of the aims of the Junction project is to provide creative space for local artists so we are delighted to be working Lucy McLauchlan on new work.
The new work can be viewed over the weekend at Belmont Row old canal cottage and on the adopted wall near to the Minerva Works, off Fazeley Street. If you're planning on attend any of the above activities be sure to add this to the list of works to check out.
Lucy McLauchlan's work on the canal appears at a number of locations start at the bridge accessed by Curzon street number (2) on the map and see how many you can spot between there and number (5). Instagram @lucymclauchlan