Newman Brother Coffin Works
13-15 Fleet Street
Birmingham, B3 1JP
Telephone: 0121 233 4790
28th April until 24th July 2015
Welcome to Newman Brothers Coffin Works, a forma coffin furniture factory, located in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The museum kindly allowed each of the artists and designers taking part in this exhibition, the opportunity to take part in one of their excellent guided tours and as a result, each responded by producing a new artwork.
In addition to the artwork on display in the gallery area we held a special event during the nation-wide Museums at Night programme, which took place on Saturday 16th May 2015. A selection of artists made additional work, which intertwined amongst the exhibits, temporarily becoming part of the museum outside of normal opening hours. The artwork embraced the nature and thematic of the museum, juxtaposing history with contemporary examination. This special event also saw fashion students from Birmingham Metropolitan College join, with a live fashion show in the museum’s courtyard.