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Elliott Brown Art; Culture & creativity
20 Jun 2022 - Elliott Brown
Gallery

"Foreign Exchange" by Hew Locke: reimagined statue of Queen Victoria in Victoria Square

As part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival, artist Hew Locke has transformed Birmingham's statue of Queen Victoria in Victoria Square. The artwork is called "Foreign Exchange" and has certainly opened up a range of conversations. Unveiled on 14th June 2022, it will remain in the Square until August 2022. Photos taken by Elliott and Daniel.

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"Foreign Exchange" by Hew Locke: reimagined statue of Queen Victoria in Victoria Square





As part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival, artist Hew Locke has transformed Birmingham's statue of Queen Victoria in Victoria Square. The artwork is called "Foreign Exchange" and has certainly opened up a range of conversations. Unveiled on 14th June 2022, it will remain in the Square until August 2022. Photos taken by Elliott and Daniel.


Birmingham's statue of Queen Victoria was originally unveiled in 1901. Made of marble by Sir Thomas Brock. It was the idea of the founder of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, who wanted to present a statue of the Queen to the City, during her Diamond Jubilee year of 1897. It was finally unveiled 12 days before the Queen's death.

50 years later, the statue had got quite weathered, and the orb was badly damaged during VE Day in 1945.

The statue was removed in 1951, and was cast in bronze by William Bloye. This was all thanks to the Birmingham Civic Society.

More recently, the missing tip of the sceptre was recast and added in 2011, then the Birmingham Civic Society had the statue fully cleaned in 2018.

Here are some photos of the work of artist Hew Locke called "Foreign Exchange" prior to the unveiling.

Saturday 11th June

Views from the 18th floor balcony of 103 Colmore Row.

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Photography by Elliott Brown

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Photography by Daniel Sturley 

Sunday 12th June

By Sunday afternoon, workmen had installed a helmet on top of the original statue of Queen Victoria.

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Photography by Elliott Brown

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Photography by Daniel Sturley

The unveiling of the statue has certainly created a stir and opened up a conversation, as no doubt intended by the artist and those commissioning the work.

Locke’s vision behind the art is to create “an object of veneration, leading a battalion of other statues to represent the home nation throughout the Empire.”

 

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Elliott Brown Transport
09 Jun 2022 - Elliott Brown
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Eastside Metro extension roadworks in Digbeth: August 2021 and May 2022

Views from the bus heading out through Digbeth during August 2021, and into town via Digbeth in late May 2022. In between it wasn't worth getting photo updates when there was just holes in the road, and Midland Metro Alliance were just moving pipes. By Spring 2022, they have installed curb stones, and temporary tarmacing the southbound road surface.

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Eastside Metro extension roadworks in Digbeth: August 2021 and May 2022





Views from the bus heading out through Digbeth during August 2021, and into town via Digbeth in late May 2022. In between it wasn't worth getting photo updates when there was just holes in the road, and Midland Metro Alliance were just moving pipes. By Spring 2022, they have installed curb stones, and temporary tarmacing the southbound road surface.


The major roadworks in Digbeth from July 2021 to July 2022 by the Midland Metro Alliance. They usually work during the week, apart from on Bank Holidays or at weekends.

The southbound lanes have been closed between Digbeth Police Station and The Rainbow, while the northbound bus lane has been closed and open to all traffic. The inner northbound lane has been used for southbound traffic. There is plenty of temporary traffic lights. Entrances from Heath Mill Lane, as well as the Zellig Car Park, and others that need access.

I've been getting the bus up and down it throughout, so not always wanted to get updates, when there was just big holes in the ground. Plus they will not be laying tracks on this side.

Sometimes takes 20 minutes to get through, if there is a lot of traffic. Longer if the traffic lights fail to work.

 

August 2021

On Monday 16th August 2021, the southbound lanes was closed by the Midland Metro Alliance, and they moved the southbound traffic into one of the former northbound lanes, close to Birmingham Coach Station. The northbound bus lane was open to all traffic.

Views from the top deck of the no 6 bus with National Express West Midlands Electric. Sitting at the time near the front, on the left, second window seat back.

Passing Digbeth Police Station. The first day that the traffic heading out of Digbeth would be diverted south onto one of the northbound lanes.

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Fancy Fabrics on the left. Early stages of the road being dug up.

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Passing the Custard Factory and Zellig.

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Custard Factory / Zellig and then the Clean Kilo.

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Passing the Clean Kilo, followed by The Old Crown. Heath Mill Lane would remain open to traffic into 2022.

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The Old Crown, early stages of the road surface being dug up.

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May 2022

Saturday 28th May 2022, views from the top deck of the no 6 bus, National Express West Midlands Electric heading into the City Centre via Digbeth. Window seat on the right at the front.

Midland Metro Alliance have started to tarmac the southbound road surface at long last. It will only be temporary, as it needs to be in place for the Commonwealth Games.

Near The Rainbow.

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New paving outside of The Old Crown. They recently discovered a long lost hole, though to be a coal entrance, it's now been covered over.

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On the right is the Custard Factory, Kilo Zero and The Old Crown. 

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At long last a tarmaced road surface. View towards Birmingham Coach Station, not far from the Custard Factory.

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They will resume the work on Monday morning. This view not far from the coach station.

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On the right is the Big Bulls Head. Side roads such as Milk Street have been closed to traffic.

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Next up is The Kerryman. The pavement has been quite narrow while they widen it, you can see the new curb stones here.

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This bit near the BCU Steam House (being demolished). View towards St Martin's Church and Digbeth Police Station. The eventual Metro line will come from HS2 via Meriden Street.

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Photography by Elliott Brown

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Elliott Brown Modern Architecture
09 Jun 2022 - Elliott Brown
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The Mercian - Great Modern Architecture

The completed Mercian is the dominant tower on Broad Street in the West Side at 132m. Here is a gallery of recent photos of the building. Take the full feature link to see the construction photography gallery, previous posts and map of the site.

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The Mercian - Great Modern Architecture





The completed Mercian is the dominant tower on Broad Street in the West Side at 132m. Here is a gallery of recent photos of the building. Take the full feature link to see the construction photography gallery, previous posts and map of the site.


15th November 2021

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25th November 2021

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26th November 2021

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26th December 2021

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29th November 2021

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dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/IMG_8750b_MERC.jpg" />Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

4th December 2021

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dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/Mercian%20Tyseley%20Station%2004122021%20(1).jpg" />Photography by Elliott Brown.

 

dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/IMG_5679b_MERC.jpg" />Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

5th December 2021

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6th December 2021

dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/IMG_5807b_MERC_002.jpg" />Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

24th December 2021

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31st December 2021

dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/Mercian%20Digbeth%20skyline%2031122021%20(2).jpg" />Photography by Elliott Brown.

 

5th January 2022

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9th January 2022

dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/Blue%20sky%20Mercian%2009012022%20(1).jpg" />Photography by Elliott Brown.

 

15th January 2022

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dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/IMG_9068b_MERC.jpg" />Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

19th January 2022

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20th January 2022

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dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/IMG_9743b_MERC.jpg" />Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

29th January 2022

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dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/IMG_0354b_MERC.jpg" />Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

6th February 2022

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dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/IMG_1101b_MERC_002.jpg" />Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

19th February 2022

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dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/Mercian%20Granville%20St%2022022022%20(1).jpg" />Photography by Elliott Brown.

 

22nd February 2022

dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/IMG_2155b_MERC_002.jpg" />Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

23rd February 2022

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27th February 2022

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6th March 2022

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19th March 2022

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2nd April 2022

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3rd April 2022

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dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/IMG_4907b_MERC.jpg" />Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

17th April 2022

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dndimg align="middle" dndsrc="https://www.yourplaceyourspace.net/uploadedfiles/IMG_5661b_MERC.jpg" />Photography by Daniel Sturley.

 

30th April 2022

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dndimg alt="The Mercian" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/The Square Five Ways 30042022 (2).jpg" style="width: 100%;" />Photography by Elliott Brown

 

14th May 2022 

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dndimg alt="The Mercian" dndsrc="../uploadedfiles/St Georges Park TM 14052022.JPG" style="width: 100%;" />Photography by Elliott Brown

 

21st May 2022

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25th May 2022

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30th May 2022

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There are now over 1500 photos of the construction of this building and can be seen in reverse date order in the full gallery here: The Mercian Full Construction Gallery.

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Elliott Brown Transport
06 Jun 2022 - Elliott Brown
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Perry Barr Station reopened at the end of May 2022

Perry Barr Station was reopened on Sunday 29th May 2022 on the Wolverhampton via Birmingham New Street to Walsall line. Elliott got an off-peak return to the station the following day to check the station out. Trains every half hour in both directions. Looks much better than the old station, it now also has lifts. Platform gap to trains is a bit high, but other than that it's ok.

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Perry Barr Station reopened at the end of May 2022





Perry Barr Station was reopened on Sunday 29th May 2022 on the Wolverhampton via Birmingham New Street to Walsall line. Elliott got an off-peak return to the station the following day to check the station out. Trains every half hour in both directions. Looks much better than the old station, it now also has lifts. Platform gap to trains is a bit high, but other than that it's ok.


A visit to Perry Barr Station on Monday 30th May 2022, with an off-peak day return ticket only £3.00 in the West Midlands Railway app from Birmingham New Street and back.

I arrived at Perry Barr on the 11:40 on platform 2 on board London Northwestern Railway 350101.

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London Northwestern Railway 350101 seen shortly before departing for Walsall. Youtuber Sim0n Trains was there most of the day.

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Up the steps, a quick look at the concourse on the way out.

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It's pretty spacious in here, a bit quiet during off peak hours.

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Was raining on arrival at Perry Barr. A quick look at the exterior of the new station building.

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It looks like rusted metal, compared to the old concrete that was there from the 1960s until 2021.

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After a Costa Coffee stop out of the rain at the One Stop Shopping Centre, the start of a walk towards Perry Park, had to cross over Walsall Road, and find my way onto Aldridge Road.

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About an hour later after coming back via the Tame Valley Canal, there was now a worker on a cherry picker near the Perry Barr Station sign. View with The Mercian.

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A lot of work still to be done in the public realm outside of the station and One Stop, near Walsall Road.

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One shutter that was open earlier was now closed while the cherry picker was there, but was an entrance near the ticket machine.

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The concourse from the other side, near the ticket desk.

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View from the bridge between the lifts, Sim0n Trains and friend were still there getting footage for his video.

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Sim0n Trains videoing the steps from platform 2 by the looks of it.

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View down platform 1.

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Had a half hour wait for my train back to Birmingham New Street. First up, the 13:40 to Walsall showed up at platform 2. London Northwestern Railway 350403.

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Then London Northwestern Railway 350403, the 13:43 to Wolverhampton (via Birmingham New Street showed up) about a minute late. Caught this back to Birmingham.

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Photography by Elliott Brown

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31 May 2022 - Elliott Brown
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Summer 2022 umbrellas between The Mailbox Canalside and The Cube

The Mailbox has put up colourful umbrellas on the Canalside near the bars and restaurants, on the paths towards The Cube. They will be up for the duration of Summer 2022. No guarantee of keeping you dry from the wind and rain though!

Enjoy this post of five photos.

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Summer 2022 umbrellas between The Mailbox Canalside and The Cube





The Mailbox has put up colourful umbrellas on the Canalside near the bars and restaurants, on the paths towards The Cube. They will be up for the duration of Summer 2022. No guarantee of keeping you dry from the wind and rain though!

Enjoy this post of five photos.


You can either approach the umbrellas from The Mailbox, at the exit to the Canalside, or head up the path from Holliday Street. Alternatively come from The Cube, or from Gas Street Basin and over the Salvage Turn Bridge.

The umbrellas are black, red, white, and green.

They on the upper level near Six Sixes and Miller & Carter, and the lower level near Zizzi and Churchills.

Oh and if you visit in late May / early June 2022, you will probably see the Union Jack bunting for HM the Queen's Platinum Jubilee!

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Photography by Elliott Brown

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