Birmingham's art galleries and centres of art - Enjoy!

Birmingham is a thriving city for artists and all forms of creatives. Take our feature and links to see what's available and what you can visit both in and out of the city centre.


When it comes to galleries and centres in which to explore and engage in art, Birmingham's got come great places to visit and indulge your passion.

Here's our featured list of galleries and centres of art.  Take the links for more information on each, view them all together on our cultural map of Birmingham's Gems or take the web links provided.

 

Located in Birmingham City Centre

 

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - The Gas Hall

Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH. See Birmingham Gems map.

BM & AG

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery originally opened back in 1885. The extension by the 1910s. The museum suffered damage during WW2, but was repaired after the war. The Birmingham History Galleries opened in 2012. Temporary or touring exhibitions use the Gas Hall, such as Dippy on Tour in 2018 or the Black Sabbath 50 Years exhibition in 2019. BM & AG will partially reopen in April 2022 after two years of closure.

BMAG website
 

The Birmingham School of Art (Birmingham City University)

6 Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BU.  See Birmingham Gems map

Birmingham School of Art

The Birmingham School of Art is located on Margaret Street in a magnificent terracotta building. 

School of Art website.

 

BOM (Birmingham Open Media)

Norfolk House, 1 Dudley Street, Birmingham, B5 4EG. See Birmingham Gems map

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BOM (Birmingham Open Media) is where art, technology and science collide. It has a gallery and cafe, free entry. Open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm each week. Close to Birmingham New Street Station.

Birmingham Open Media website 

 

Cass Art

19 Corporation Street, Birmingham, B2 4LP. See Birmingham Gems map.

Cass+Art+Birmingham+-+Centres+of+art+with+communityCass Art is a chain of art supplies shops throughout the UK. Either on their website, or in their shops. They opened the Birmingham branch back in 2016 on Corporation Street.

Cass Art Birmingham website

 

Located in the Colmore BID

 

Colley Ison Gallery 

85, 89 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2BB. See Birmingham Gems map

Colley Ison Gallery Colmore Row

Small art gallery on Colmore Row. It was formerly called Reuben Colley Fine Art. It has been here since at least 2015. Reuben Colley founded the gallery back in 2010 in Moseley. They moved to Colmore Row in 2015. The business was rebranded in 2020 during the pandemic, while celebrating their 10th anniversary. The new name makes reference to the Gallery Director, Timothy Ison, who has fronted the business since inception.

Colley Ison Gallery website

 

Whitewall Galleries Birmingham

9 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2QD. See Birmingham Gems map.

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One of a network of over 40 Whitewall Galleries around the UK. This one opened next to Birmingham Snow Hill Station in 2012. A specialist in 20th century art. They have art and sculptures from international artists around the world.

Whitewall Galleries Birmingham website

 

Located in Westside

 

The Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery

Unit 5 Arena Birmingham, King Edward’s Road, Birmingham, B1 2AA.  See Birmingham Gems map.

In line with our philosophy of using art to affect social change, the bcag takes a grassroots approach to art and wholeness; creativity goes beyond materialism, it is an expression of imagination and a powerful vehicle for social change.

the bcag website

 

The IKON Art Gallery

Oozells Square, Birmingham B1 2HS.  See Birmingham Gems map.

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The IKON Art Gallery is an international acclaimed contemporary art venue located in the wonderful Oozells Square, Birmingham. The Gallery is in a Grade II listed building located in the stunning Oozells Square in Brindleyplace.

Ikon art gallery website 

 

Castle Fine Art

Castle Fine Art, The ICC (Birmingham), Floor 2 - International Convention Centre - Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA. See Birmingham Gems map

A network of galleries all over the country, this is one of two Castle Fine Art venues in Birmingham City Centre. This one at The ICC, close to the canalside entrance.

Castle Fine Art ICC

Castle Fine Art Birmingham ICC website

 

Castle Fine Art, The Mailbox (Birmingham), Level 2, The Mailbox, 5 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RD. See Birmingham Gems map.

A network of galleries all over the country, this is one of two Castle Fine Art venues in Birmingham City Centre. This one at The Mailbox.

Castle Fine Art Mailbox

Castle Fine Art Birmingham The Mailbox website

 

Located in the Jewellery Quarter

 

Artisan Alchemy Gallery

85 Caroline Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1UP. See Birmingham Gems map

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Artisan Alchemy is a contemporary gallery exhibiting bespoke fine furniture and Artisan Artemy fine jewellery. They occupy a renovated 19th century building which also features workshops for local creative businesses.

Artisan Alchemy Gallery website

 

RBSA Gallery

4 Brook Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1SA. See Birmingham Gems map.

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The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists was founded at New Street in 1821. Originally based in a Neo-Classical building designed by Thomas Rickman, dating to 1829. It was redeveloped in the early 20th century. William Bloye made two bronze plaques for the RBSA in 1919. In 2000 they relocated to Brook Street in the Jewellery Quarter, now known as RBSA Gallery.

RBSA Gallery website

 

St Paul's Gallery

108 Northwood Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1TH. See Birmingham Gems map.

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Art gallery located on Northwood Street in the Jewellery Quarter. They have art of band cover images such as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, David Bowie and Queen.

St Paul's Gallery website

 

Located in the Gun Quarter

 

The Gunmakers Arms

93 Bath Street, Birmingham, B4 6HG. See Birmingham Gems map.

The Gunmakers Arms

A Grade II listed building, The Gunmakers Arms dates to 1820, and was once part of the Mitchells & Butlers chains of public houses. It is now a venue for local artists and photographers to display their work on the walls inside, and sell the framed prints.

Gunmakers Arms - website

 

Located in Digbeth

 

Eastside Projects

 86 Heath Mill Lane, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham, B9 4AR. See Birmingham Gems map.

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A free gallery for artists in Digbeth on Heath Mill Lane used for experimental contemporary art exhibitions and events.

Eastside Projects website

 

Minerva Works

Warwick Bar, 158 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5RS. See Birmingham Gems map

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The Minerva Works is home to several art galleries in units including: Centrala, Grand Union, Vivid Projects and Stryx. At Warwick Bar, and next to the River Rea.

Centrala websiteGrand Union website,  Vivid Projects websiteStryx website

 

Digbeth Art Space - Custard Factory

Custard Factory, Zellig, Gibb Street, Deritend, Digbeth, Birmingham B9 4AT. See Birmingham Gems map.

Developed in 2016 as Digbeth Arts Market, Digbeth Art Space has grown organically since its establishment in 2016, developing into a collective art gallery, shop and market. They have a loyal community of over 500 creatives.

Digbeth Art Space website

 

Located in Eastside

 

The Woodman

New Canal Street, Eastside, Birmingham, B5 5LG. See Birmingham Gems map.

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The Woodman was built in 1896-97 by James & Lister Lea, a Victorian public house now Grade II listed. In recent years local Birmingham based artists have put their art on the walls.

The Woodman website

 

Suburban Birmingham

 

Artefact

1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2NT. See Birmingham Gems map.

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Artist led gallery, workspace and a bar in the heart of Stirchley, Birmingham.

Artefact Stirchley website

 

Art Rooms Kings Heath

3-5 High Street, King's Heath, Birmingham B14 7BB. See Birmingham Gems map.

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Small art gallery in Kings Heath. They now have a second venue Art Rooms 2 at the former home of Precision Imaging at 4 High Street, Kings Heath.

Art Rooms Kings Heath website

 

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham. B15 2TS.  See Birmingham Gems map.

Barber Institute of Fine ArtsThe world renowned Barber Institute of Fine Arts is located at the University of Birmingham in Edgbaston behind The Equestrian Statue of King George I.

Barber Institute website.

 

Midlands Art Centre

Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B12 9QH. See Birmingham Gems map

Midlands Art Centre, usually abbreviated to The Mac is a wonderful place to go and experience art and all forms of culture. It is located in the beautiful Cannon Hill Park.

The MAC website

 

Lux Gallery

13 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3AU. See Birmingham Gems map

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Lux Gallery is a fully independent art gallery and photography studio in the heart of Edgbaston Village, Birmingham. Lux Gallery offers an exclusive list of artists and works to Birmingham city. Lux represent established and emerging artists who create wall art, sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewellery.

Lux Gallery website

 

ORT Gallery

Moseley Community Hub, 496 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath. Birmingham, B12 9AH. See Birmingham Gems Map

ORT Gallery School of Art

The ORT Gallery is now housed in the former Moseley Road School of Art building in Balsall Heath (restored in 2018). They were previously located next door at The Old Print Works.

ORT Gallery website

 

Park View Gallery

70 Vicarage Road, King's Heath, Birmingham, B14 7QL. See Birmingham Gems map

Park View Gallery Kings Heath

Small art gallery on the corner of Avenue Road and Vicarage Road in Kings Heath, it is situated next to Kings Heath Park. They have been operating for over 25 years. They are currently operating an appointment only system at the moment.

Park View Gallery website

 

Seventh Circle Artworks & Aesthetics 

10 St Mary's Row, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JG. See Birmingham Gems map.

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Art gallery with contemporary art located in Moseley Village, opened on St Mary's Row in 2022. Framed art for sale on your walls. Opposite the no 1 bus stop at the Village Green.

Seventh Circle website

 

Located in Sutton Coldfield

 

Driffold Gallery

78 Birmingham Road, Maney, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QR. See Birmingham Gems map.

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An art gallery established in 1983, it was now one of the best known art dealers and consultants in the country. The gallery occupies the whole of a Grade II listed building called The Smithy.

Driffold Gallery website

Project dates

08 Mar 2022 - On-going

Passions

Art; Culture & creativity

Contact

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Jonathan Bostock

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