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Ikon Gallery

Ikon -


1 Oozells Square
B1 2HS


Tel : 0121 248 0708

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Ikon is one of Europe's premier contemporary art galleries, situated in the heart of canalside Brindleyplace.

The gallery features temporary exhibitions over two floors. A variety of media is represented, including sound, film, mixed media, photography, painting, sculpture and installation.

Ikon also presents a changing programme of national and international work from emerging and established artists. A programme of free events and tours accompanies each exhibition.

Ikon houses Birmingham's best tapas restaurant and an bookshop stocking the City's widest range of titles on art and contemporary culture.

Admission is free.

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Shimabuku - Something that Floats / Something that Sinks

Ikon presents the first major survey of work by Shimabuku (b. Kobe, 1969), including installation, video, drawings and sculptural pieces dating back to the early 1990s, when he first emerged as an artist in Japan, up to the present day from 24 July – 15 September 2013

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posted 10/05/2013 12:00:00

Nástia Answers Gabi

Ikon presents Nástia Answers Gabi (2010), a video work by Angolan artist Nástio Mosquito.

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posted 19/01/2013 12:00:00



By Road

A comprehensive motorway network system including the M5, M6, M40 and M42 links Birmingham with the rest of the country. Drivers should follow signs to Birmingham City Centre then look for the brown tourist signs to the Convention Centre, National Indoor Arena, Canals and Brindleyplace.

By Public Transport

From New Street proceed to Chamberlain Square. Then up to the curved steps to the Central Library, through Paradise Forum and into Centenary Square. Bear left onto Broad St, passing the Hyatt Hotel on the left. Turn right onto Oozells St. Approximately 15 minutes.

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Ikon Gallery facilities include:

  • In town/city centre
  • Guided tours available for groups
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for young children
  • Café/restaurant
  • Parking (charge)
  • Off site parking
  • Groups accepted
  • Min group size
  • Toilets

Ikon Gallery accessibility includes:

  • Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms
  • Disability awareness training for all personnel
  • Effective lighting throughout attraction for visually impaired visitors
  • Hearing loop system available in appropriate areas, eg ticket counter
  • Information available in large print
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Level access, ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
  • Level access, ramp or lift to information point
  • Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant
  • Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
  • Ramp/level access
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • All areas accessible to disabled visitors
  • Facilities for hearing impaired visitors
  • Facilities for visually impaired visitors
  • Service dogs permitted (eg guide dogs)

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