Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Burlington update

TROVE are currently in Manchester as one of The Burlington Fine Art Club Suites.

Here is sneaky peek at the install and below is some more info about the project and the launch this Thursday evening!

Burlington Fine Arts Club - Launch Thursday 30th June

5pm - 10pm

3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

Its here, this Thursday sees the launch of the Burlington Fine Arts Club, featuring preveiws of our 6 artists suites featuring work from,

Noel Clueit, Furlough (Michael Day, George Eksts, Lesley Guy and Dale Holmes), Hall, Stairs and Landing (Andrew Lim, Bryony Moore and Susanne Smith), Supercollider, Sparrow + Castice and TROVE (Caroline Collinge, Tracey Eastham, Jo Gane, Caitlin Griffiths, Craig Marchington, Paul Newman, Ed Wakefield).

For more information please see

oin us from 5pm-10pm for drinks and celebrations.

This Thursday is also the first chance you get to become a memeber, don't for get your ID and your subs.

The programme will be annouced through a series of weekly Newsletters, expect the first to land in your inbox this Thursday featuring information on the programme for week 1 including...
Artists residencies
and most importantly the launch of our after hours club house space.

Finally please remember that Burlington is about supporting artists and celebrating independent networks...

when you are ready you will join.

Monday, 20 June 2011

TROVE goes to Manchester

TROVE, for July, are heading to Manchester to be part of the exciting The Burlington Fine Arts Club project happening for the whole month.

Here is a little about what we're going to do up North...

TROVE is bringing to Manchester a plan chest. Three Birmingham based artists and three Manchester based artists, plus one trickster artist who hales from both locations, have been invited to create a compact and moveable gallery space, each with their own drawer. Guests to the Club are invited to open the drawers and look inside, take the drawers fully out and sit in the TROVE space within the Burlington Fine Art’s Club.

Artists include: Caroline Collinge, Tracey Eastham, Jo Gane, Caitlin Griffiths, Craig Marchington, Paul Newman and Edward Wakefield.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Margaret St BA Fine Art Show

It was the preview of the BA Fine Art grad's last night - and here are a few that I liked.

Deborah Manning

Daniel Salisbury

Saturday, 11 June 2011


The Birmingham Architects Association SHOWCASE launch images at TROVE

The gang that put the show together.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

TROVE call out for short horror films

TROVE call out for shorts film

TROVE is an independent art space in Birmingham, UK. They run a monthly changing programme of contemporary art.

This August (5th-7th August 2011) TROVE will be holding a mini film/performance festival based on the works of James Whale. A film Director born in the Black Country (Dudley, West Midlands) who moved to Hollywood, USA, and made several of the worlds most famous horror films, including Frankenstein (1931), The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) and The Invisible Man (1933).

TROVE are inviting you to submit either proposals for or examples of finished short film pieces that fit the themes James Whale explored in his film back catalogue.

Please send DVDs, CV and a short personal statement by July 15th 2011 to

Kate Spence


c/o 229 Dolphin Lane

Acocks Green


West Midlands

B27 7BL

For further info please contact TROVE on

And see our website

Anticurate at mac

Anticurate at mac is a project I am involved in with Birmingham based curator/artist Trevor Pitt. If you think you could be a curator without any arts background - you can!! more details below.

anticurate - the anticurators


anticurate is imagined as mac birmingham’s version of an open exhibition, offering a genuinely open opportunity through a democratic and collective approach to exhibition curating. Testing the conventions and authority of the visual art space, artist Trevor Pitt in association with mac birmingham presents anticurate as a challenge to the authorial figure of the curator.

What does the word curate mean to you? During the course of anticurate, we want to explore and question the notion of curating, and the hierarchies that are normally attached to the process.


Each week we’ll see a different exhibition of artwork selected by anticurators. Our anticurator groups include young people from Project Platform and Ikon Youth programme, a group of older people from Young at Heart, members of the Extra Special People professional development programme at Eastside Projects and a selection of mac birmingham staff. The anticurators will create their exhibitions from works submitted on the anticurate Open Day, Sat 9 Jul, 11am – 6pm.

Would you like to be our 5th anticurator?

You could apply as a collective or as an individual. You need to be available on Sat 9 July and between Mon 29 Aug – Sun 4 Sep to curate the fifth exhibition in the series. Applying is easy, simply tell us why you want to be an anticurator in 100 words or less and include 50 words telling us a little bit about yourself.

Email applications to or write to anticurate, mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH.

Deadline for applications Fri 17 June.

A project devised by Trevor Pitt in association with mac birmingham.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Cut outs for TROVE

Wining design by Razvan Pop for the BAA SHOWCASE exhibition at TROVE being cut up...

...and all ready for our painting party tomorrow night!

Monday, 6 June 2011


Launch Friday 10th June 2011 6-8pm inc. BBQ

by appointment until 27h June 2011
with additional events – see for further information

As part of Birmingham Architectural Association’s Made in Birmingham 2011 series, SHOWCASE is an exhibition which celebrates the current work of local architectural practices and architecture students.

SHOWCASE is part of a number of architecture and built environment events held during June at TROVE in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter and at other venues across the city.

For more information on SHOWCASE and related events across Birmingham visit:

Sunday, 5 June 2011

A day in Manchester

This half term meant a day out in Manchester which meant a mini hop around some of the galleries.

First stop International 3.

Their current show is entitled House Work, I usually like what's on at this gallery and nothing changed this time around. Here are some pics of my fav pieces.
Charlotte Squire

Dan Taylor

Matt Wand

Second stop Cornerhouse.

Their show, New Cartograheries: Algeria - France - UK, was really interesting, and I absolutely adored the Kadar Attia Oil and Sugar #2 video!
Sophie Elbaz

Bruno Boudjelal

Kader Attia

Finally to Untitled Gallery to see the Jenny Core drawings.