16 – 31 March 2020



We have made the decision to postpone our next public exhibition, WORK, until later this year. Our priority is the health and safety of our staff, visitors, artists and colleagues and due to this we have committed to limiting our immediate public programme.

Our digital channels remain open and we are working to share some of our upcoming programme content online during April. Please continue to check here for details.



WORK is an exhibition of four newly commissioned artists films by Adam Lewis Jacob, Esther Johnson, Dryden Goodwin and Jenny Holt.  The films explore the realities of what ‘work’ means for the way we live, and the experiences of contemporary workers in England, today.

The year long project is a collaboration between five Midlands arts organisations: Animate Projects, QUAD, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Vivid Projects and Junction Arts. Each organisation worked with an artist, helping them engage workers in the process of making their films in Birmingham, Bolsover, Derby and Thrapston. Individually the films explore: the rhythms of a care worker’s day; rural working lives and the intrusion of distribution hubs; Birmingham’s Trade Union Resource Centre archive and collective activism; stories of the impact on individual lives of post-industrial economic change.

Supported by Jerwood Arts and using public funding by Arts Council England.

Featured Artists:

Adam Lewis Jacob with Vivid Projects, Birmingham
Dryden Goodwin  with QUAD, Derby
Jenny Holt (Hebden Bridge) with Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Thrapston, Northamptonshire
Esther Johnson (Sheffield) with Junction Arts, Chesterfield
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