New Beginnings

8 – 18 January 2019

It’s all change at the Black Hole Club this spring.

After four years leading the Black Hole Club Programme, our curator Antonio Roberts departs following the launch of the 2019 cohort this March, to focus on his own artistic and curatorial practice.

An incredibly generous and creative collaborator, Antonio has produced exhibitions and projects with Vivid Projects (and previously VIVID) from 2011 to date, including GLI.TC/H Birmingham (2011), the Birmingham editions of Bring Your Own Beamer (2012, 2013), µChip 3 (2015), Stealth (2015), and No Copyright Infringement Intended (2017). A member of the first Black Hole Club artist cohort in 2014, he was appointed to lead the programme in 2015 and has supported the development of over 40 artists through the programme since. As an artist, he has exhibited and performed throughout the UK and internationally.

We have watched his talent flourish over these past eight years and now he’s flying.


So who’s going to fill those substantial Dr Martens?

Later this month, Antonio Roberts and Director Yasmeen Baig-Clifford commence the search for the next person to lead the highly successful Black Hole Club programme. We will be looking for proven expertise in digital practices and a real ability to support artists, designers, curators and more to develop their practice and explore new areas. The Black Hole Club Producer should be excited by collaboration and risk taking, with experience drawn from areas including digital art, live performance, experimental audio, film and video, animation and computer-generated art.

Does this sound like you? Then we’d love to hear from you.

Applications for the new role of Black Hole Club Producer 2019/21 open 14 January.


Antonio Roberts

‘My heartfelt thanks go to everyone at Vivid Projects past and present who has welcomed me with open arms and helped me grow as an artist and curator. They’ve always been excited by the digital arts and have provided vital support to me in curating exciting exhibitions in this developing field. This has helped me to exhibit the work of over 100 national and international artists over seven years. I’m proud of everything that I’ve achieved with Black Hole Club over four years and it’s been truly inspiring seeing the artists involved develop their careers and go on to exhibit nationally. However, at this point in my career I feel it’s time to focus on my own independent artistic and curatorial practices. I wish everyone at Vivid Projects the best of luck and want to say thanks again to Yasmeen Baig-Clifford for her support, encouragement and dedication. Without her work the digital and media arts in the West Midlands wouldn’t be as lively as it is now.’


Antonio Roberts - Algorave Birmingham