Thursday, 17 January 2013

Tuesday 12 February, 6pm
Ikon hosts an Open Platform event for Artangel’s new £1 million initiative Open.
Open is a call for artists working in any media to share proposals for ground-breaking projects that will transform the UK's cultural landscape through new site-specific commissions.

If you're a visual artist, filmmaker, writer, composer, theatre maker, choreographer, producer or an artist working in the digital space, this is your opportunity to hear about the opportunities Open offers, meet with Artangel's Co-Director, James Lingwood, Artangel Producer Rob Bowman and artist Roger Hiorns and start to think about what Open could mean to you.

Following an initial presentation and discussion there will be a chance to talk informally with the Artangel team.

Places are free but should be reserved by calling Ikon on 0121 248 0708.

For more information about Open please visit

Open is commissioned by Artangel in association with BBC Radio 4 and Arts Council England.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Thursday, 3 January 2013


Says Zara Atelj: "I want to make textiles that are not only stylish, but also have communicative functions. The designed product is the content itself. My goal is to design textiles that not only look good, but that have multiple levels. What looks like a nice pattern now, should be able to reveal other layers, so that you can also discover things in them when you look at them in a few years"
It would be good if all news papers came like this, it would certainly cut down on the tedious monotony of 'news events'