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Stryx Gallery x Room Art x T Street Gallery are excited to work in partnership to house a collection of works by an assemblage of thought-provoking female Iranian artists: Elahe Panahi, Zahrasadat Hakim, Somayeh Panahi, Baran Pourabbas, Fatemeh Joneidi and Fatemeh (Banafsheh) Pishkhan .The artists will come together to present their individual works in a wide-ranging and nuanced collection entitled, We.

We sensitively explores a broad spectrum of themes including beauty of nature, displacement, belonging and femininity, with often interconnected themes and perspectives amongst the exhibiting artists.

For more info head to stryx.co.uk

BIG

Solo exhibition by Crow Dillon-Parkin
Big works on big themes!

Stryx Shop Winter Fair

Stryx is celebrating its third Winter Fair in style! Featuring the creme de la creme of our online artists and studio holders – we will have the ultimate arty stocking fillers that you just can’t buy anywhere else.⁠

Sculptures? Check. Top quality prints? Double check. Paintings from the cutting edge of Brum’s talent, jewellery to make your bezzies jealous AND christmas cards you’d never find on Moonpig or Card Factory? TRIPLE CHECK!

The Winter Fair will be open 27/11 – 23/12 across both Minerva Works and Jewellery Quarter venues. ⁠

See stryx.co.uk for more details

SPOT VR Residency: Tomilola Olumide and Aaliyah Shaw

Spot VR Residency is a programme dedicated to artists representing the global majority. Within this residency we have invited Tomilola and Aaliyah to bring their unique visions to the possibilities of VR. Come and see the artists display their respective residency final outcomes.

Tomilola says of her experience:

‘My time on the Spot VR Residency has been really experimental, exploring my project Wa wọ (Come and see) a playful and intuitive navigation of VR technology and its adaptation into my existing art practice. Thus far I’ve created some artwork of free-form drawings and augmented reality sculpture 3D modules, and with these experiences, I’m keen on engaging the curiosities of the audience’.

And Aaliyah:

‘During my residency, I’ve had an enjoyable and intriguing experience so far. I’ve had the privilege of acquiring new skills in the realm of 3D modelling and virtual reality, which has significantly shifted my perspective. Additionally, working on a physical piece for the exhibition has allowed me to revisit and enhance my needle felting skills.’

Join us for a free artist talk with Olumide and Shaw from 5:30pm.

SPOT VR Residency: Tomilola Olumide and Aaliyah Shaw

Spot VR Residency is a programme dedicated to artists representing the global majority, who are exploring VR as a new way of making their work or developing their current VR practice.

Tamilola will be presenting ‘Wa wọ’. Wa wọ is a sentence in the Nigerian language Yorùbá which means ‘come and see,’ it serves as a statement of welcome and an invitation to explore work installed in the virtual and physical realm by Tomilola Olumide during her Spot VR residency.

Aaliyah will be presenting ‘The landscape that shapes us’. During the residency Aaliyah will be creating a world using VR to make the viewer step into a new world where they seek their emotions head on. A variety of tapestries will be created (out of needle felt wool) in different sizes that will be framed around pole structures to represent our emotions framing our mindset.

Join us for a free artist talk with Olumide and Shaw from 5:30pm.

SPOT VR Residency: Abulrazaq Awofeso

Spot VR Residency is a programme dedicated to artists representing the global majority, who are exploring VR as a new way of making their work or developing their current VR practice.

Within this residency, Awofeso was invited to explore ideas, develop their research and create new work to experiment physically and digitally with the VR space.

Through the use of discarded materials mainly pallets, Awofeso sees a fusion of technology and dysfunctionality coming into play making a functional result. He has created revellers from Digbeth First Friday events and created portraits out of them, using found pallets. In this way he has created a bridge between animate (portraits) and inanimate (pallets). Playful, funny and charming these works will be presented both in the gallery space and on our VR headset to be viewed in a 360 virtual gallery space.

Free artists talk commences at 5:30pm. Tickets available in link below:

Shore

Shore is a new artist residency programme inspired by the success of the Quebec Project Stryx delivered in 2019. Stryx has linked with artist-run gallery GH36 Berlin in Germany for 2023. This Friday sees the second step in a cumulative work in progress duo exhibition between artists Leon Trimble (Birmingham, UK) and Enrika Myskovskaja aka @en_____u (Berlin), exploring sonics and visuals.

Leon Trimble is a digital artist who works in audio visual performance. He specialises in immersive video and synth design. During his residency at Stryx and his collaboration with Myskovskaja, Trimble plans to explore locative art further and collaborate by testing the responsiveness of different mediums such as laser lights and sound.

eNµ is an electronic musician, improviser and sound explorer. Her work is influenced both by scientific reference and an explorative study of environmental experience, and investigates the sonic properties of ordinary, peculiar, repetitive and unrepeatable content that is generated.

Pressure Cooker Soup PtVI: Tereza Buskova – One who hears the cries of the world

Soup ptVI Artist Residency and Development Programme, is the new iteration of the established Soup residency programme, providing a combined approach to the growth of local artistic talent, in partnership with Asylum Gallery, Wolverhampton.

For July’s chapter in the recipe book, we are joined by mid career artist Tereza Buskova. Accompanying the show is a critical text by London based independent curator Dr Nicola Baird.

Referencing in its title a Buddhist deity whose name, Guan Yin, translates into English as the ‘one who hears the cries of the world’, Bušková’s magical and multidisciplinary exhibition encompasses protective patterns, symbolic sand pouring, willow-framed and free-form bread-based installations and a series of black and white monotype prints as well as collectively made insignia, costumes and films.

This promises to be an amazing experience that will tantalise the mind, the belly and the heart!

There will be an artists talk from 5:30pm prior to the private view. Tickets are free, see link below.

The show will be open until 22/7/23, Wednesdays – Saturdays 12-4, Sunday – Tuesday by appointment.

Pressure Cooker Soup Pt VI: Paul Newman – In Ruin

Soup ptVI Artist Residency and Development Programme, is the new iteration of the established Soup residency programme, providing a combined approach to the growth of local artistic talent, in partnership with Asylum Gallery, Wolverhampton.

For June we are joined by mid career artist Paul Newman. Paul has undertaken his residency throughout May, creating interventions in the space and exploring:

‘A re-enactment of repetitions and rituals against the backdrop of relentless urban regeneration all around this artists’ studio space and the city in general. The Stryx gallery will present painting, objects and live performance, exploring personal themes in relation to romantic and haunted notions of ruins; of architecture, the body and the mind.’

A free artist’s talk is taking place at 5:30 pm, tickets available via Ticketsource. Event link below.

In addition to the artists talk there will be a live performance: ‘Ghost Rope’ from 6.30 pm.

Pressure Cooker: Soup pt VI – Final Group Recipe

Soup ptVI Artist Residency and Development Programme, is the new iteration of the established Soup residency programme, providing a combined approach to the growth of local artistic talent, in partnership with Asylum Gallery, Wolverhampton.

This time we are offering you the opportunity to have a guided tour of the show at 5pm, if you don’t like the hustle and bustle of a private view. You’ll also have the chance to hear the artists talk about their respective residencies up to this point from 5.30pm. Simply chose the ticket option that’s right for you!

Expect incredible sculptures, painting and myth making, candy sweet rugs and shapes, glowing radioactive drenched digital collage and uncanny valley dolls.

This is the final stage of the artist’s group residency before Molly Cleaver, Ambie Drew, and Lily Wales embark on their solo exhibtions in Asylum Gallery later in the year. Running until 25/5/23, open Wednesday – Saturday 12-4, and Sunday – Tuesday by appointment.

Featured artists:
Molly Cleaver
Ambie Drew
B4g_Lord
Lily Wales