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IKON Exhibitions Launch

Join Ikon Gallery to celebrate the launch of Ikon’s new exhibitions Start the Press! and Exodus Crooks: Epiphany (Temporaire).


EVENT DATE​​​​​​​ Thursday 8 February 2024

EVENT TIME 5.00pm–7.00pm

The centrepiece of Start the Press! is an antique, flatbed printing press from Wolverhampton School of Art. A cohort of West Midlands printmakers will operate the press: establishing a functioning printmaking workshop, producing original prints and filling the gallery walls as artwork is made in real time.

Regional printmakers: Taiba Akhtar, Haseebah Ali, Simon Harris, Fae Kilburn, Karen McLean, Laura Onions, Satinder Parhar and Heather Peak.

On launch night printmaker Simon Harris operates the printing press, demonstrating his process of production and making new work.

Ikon hosts Midlands-based artist Exodus Crooks’ exhibition Epiphany (Temporaire), commissioned by Ort Gallery and International Curators Forum (ICF), originally presented at Block 336 in Summer 2023. Curated by Orphée Kashala, the exhibition includes sculpture, film, text and sculptural installation.

Both exhibitions run from 9 February – 21 April 2024

They are presented as part of Ikon’s 60th anniversary year.

A washing line hung in a gallery space with washing pegged up.