Sun 17th Sept, 11am SOLD OUT!
Meet: The Bronze Bull, Rotunda Square B5 4BE
Duration: 1h 30mins
The now-annual display of painted fibreglass animals provides the backdrop for a fun exploration of Birmingham’s public art and not-quite-art entities.
Spin the Floozy’s balls! Find Nelson’s missing arm! Shake hands with a Happy Lemon! All whilst learning about the histories of lost public artworks and overlooked street furniture.
Could a new city-defining photographic meme be identified? Are there untold urban myths that could be proudly shared? Was Brian Conley ever really here, on this spot? Answers to these questions and more will be eagerly sought.
Please bring a camera phone.
About Matt Westbrook
Matt Westbrook (b.1977) is an artist and educator based in Birmingham. He has been consistently involved with developing artist-led activity in the city and is a founding member of Grand Union Artist Studios and Gallery.
Westbrook has been researching pareidolia and themes of simulacra and display. He is currently developing a project that explores these themes in relation to Joseph Chamberlain’s love of orchids.
Guided by a broader interest in simulated environments, Matt’s walk will involve looking at the city in an imaginative way, breaking down the environment into components and reassembling them into new narratives.
- Please bring a charged camera phone if possible.
Children accompanied by an adult are welcome