Memories of Now - Exhibition Launch. The University of Birmingham Arts & Science Festival

Following a series of workshops within local communities, Some Cities photographers Andrew Jackson and Dan Burwood present an exhibition of photography produced in response to images of 1960s Balsall Heath by Janet Mendelsohn.

Mendelsohn’s archive of photography was rediscovered as part of CCCS50, a recent University of Birmingham research project by Matthew Hilton and Kieran Connell, which re-examined the significance of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies and communicated its pioneering work to a wider audience.

Through Some Cities’ collaborations with Ashram Moseley Housing, Near Neighbours and AHRC, the exhibition will feature work from the residents of Nichells, South Aston and Balsall Heath. Both the exhibition and artist talk (Saturday 19th March, 2pm – 3pm) are free to attend, with no need to book places. The exhibition itself will be available to view from the 18th of March until the 20th of March.

This exhibition is a part of The University of Birmingham’s Art & Science festival, themed on ‘Memory and Forgetting’. A number of Mendelsohn’s original prints can also be seen in Ikon’s exhibition, ‘Varna Road’ between 27 Jan — 3 Apr 2016.


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March 18th: 18.00 - 20.00

The Old Print Works,
Long Gallery
506 Moseley Road
Balsall Heath
B12 9AH