Birmingham’s largest photography commission,
developed in response to the creation of the new iconic cultural institution

New work by Michael Collins, Brian Griffin, Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps is exhibited at the new Library of Birmingham Gallery from September – December 2013

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    Building the archive: the Reference Works photography project in context

    Friday 28th February 2014 9:30am – 5:30pm Library of Birmingham What are the issues raised by the commissioning of new works by a photographic archive? How do these new works alter or activate the existing archival collections; how do they alter understandings of the archive? And what are the considerations for a photographer/artist making work specifically to enter the archive? The Library […]

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    REFERENCE WORKS at Space 35 Comes to a Close

    Last week saw the closure of REFERENCE WORKS exhibition at Space 35, the inaugural exhibition within the new Birmingham City University Parkside building. The exhibition featured new work by artists Mihaela Calin, André de Jong, Anne Pawlak and Nathan Spencer. The exhibition resulted from collaborations between the REFERENCE WORKS lead artists and selected Birmingham City […]

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    REFERENCE WORKS – Artist and Curator Talks

    REFERENCE WORKS artists and curator Pete James will be giving a series of programmed talks as part of the REFERENCE WORKS exhibition at the new Library of Birmingham. The four artists Michael Collins, Brian Griffin, Andrew Lacon and Stuart Whipps, were commissioned in 2011 to create visual responses to the old Central Library building and […]



Your views on the REFERENCE WORKS exhibitions at the Library of Birmingham, Space 35 at Parkside, Birmingham City University, and on the outdoor exhibition in Centenary Square are really important to us and will enable us to assess and plan moving forward.
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(You could win £100 (in vouchers) in our prize draw)
Deadline: 1st January 2014.