Urban Safari // Ally Standing
Sat 17 Sept |1pm | 90mins |£5
Meet: The Floozie in the Jacuzzi, Victoria Square B1 1BD
With the advent of the augmented reality game Pokémon Go, it seems everyone is hunting strange creatures. In the city centre this activity is especially prevalent - St. Philip’s Place is a particularly favoured location for Pokémon hunters in Birmingham. However, Pokémon are not the only kind of magical creature to inhabit this particular area.
Late Victorian architecture, of which we have some stunning city-centre examples, is notorious for its animal ornamentation. Bring your binoculars and join Ally Standing on a family-friendly safari of Colmore Business District and other city centre locations, and discover the lions of New Street, the seahorses of Victoria Square, the headless cranes of Colmore Row, and many other bizarre and wondrous creatures which inhabit the streets around us.
Ally Standing is a Birmingham based artist with a psychogeographic, interdisciplinary, and often collaborative practice. Her work explores ideas surrounding the built environment - post-war architectural history and public art being two particular areas of interest.
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Comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing essential.Bring binoculars if you have them though will be able to provide some. Bring a pen and notebook to record your discoveries.
Some locations may be difficult for those with mobility problems.
Suitable for families, age 8+ and adults alike.