I was once a very young lecturer in Fine Art at what was University of Central England (i think it's now Birmingham City University?) in the late 1990's until 2003. My colleagues (some of the most fondly remembered died too young - Mike Holland, Pete Lloyd Lewis...) and students made lasting impressions on me, and the city of Birmingham itself was unrecognisable from what's there today - I still remember the fantastic basement diners where we had to get lunch - smoke-filled places where food was cheap and fast and greasy. Pret a Manger was still nearly a decade off.
So I'm very pleased to be showing in the city for the first time, and with former students (incl. the unforgettable 'you did what with the rabbit!?' Reuben Henry) and also former colleagues (David Burrows).
So, to see the faded glamour of our beautiful vintage Bata awning in this forthcoming show:
Eastside Projects / 86 Heath Mill Lane / Birmingham B9 4AR
31 January to 11 April 2015 (Public Preview - 30 January 2015/ 6â€“8pm)
Tel. 0121 771 1778
Wednesday to Saturday 12â€“5pm - Free entry