The Everyday and Extraordinary

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The Everyday and Extraordinary explores the potential of objects to be transformed and seen in new and insightful ways. Showcasing over seventy modern and contemporary artworks, this exhibition celebrates the wonder of physical objects in a pre-dominantly digital age where artistic creativity helps us all to see the world in extraordinary ways.

Found objects have been transformed in many ways and for different reasons by artists; used to communicate a particular idea or concept such as Surrealism’s use of humour and satire, or Pop Art’s direct appropriation of items from popular culture. It is the relationship between the found object as artistic material, content and subject-matter that provides the basis for this exhibition which presents a Wunderkammer (a room of wonder) of artworks drawn from the Arts Council Collection and Birmingham Museums.

From Bill Woodrow’s umbrella based sculptures to Elizabeth Wright’s larger than life-size moped, this exhibition presents an eclectic and surreal environment where the everyday and the extraordinary come together.

This exhibition takes place in Galleries 12 and 13 at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Partnerships

The Everyday and Extraordinary is a touring exhibition conceived by Birmingham Museums Trust as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme 2016-19. Following its showing in Birmingham, The Everyday and Extraordinary will tour to Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, where it will be on display from September 28th 2018 to January 6th 2019. 

The Everyday and Extraordinary is part of the Arts Council Collection National Partnership Programme which sees four major UK galleries working together to curate, host, and share a series of exciting and innovative new exhibitions with works drawn from the Arts Council Collection. The National Partner venues are Birmingham Museums Trust, Walker Art Gallery National Museums Liverpool, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. 

Find out more about the Arts Council Collection.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is an Arts Council Collection National Partner.

Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.

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Manchester

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24.10.2018 - 24.02.2019
22.07.2018 - 01.02.2019
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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25.09.2018 - 06.01.2019
30.09.2018 - 25.11.2018
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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12.09.2018 - 06.01.2019
Design Museum
28 Shad Thames
London

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21.07.2018 - 03.03.2019
National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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30.10.2018 - 02.11.2018
National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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09.10.2018 - 06.01.2019
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge

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01.10.2018 - 27.01.2019
The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square
London

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15.09.2018 - 20.01.2019
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
London

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29.09.2017 - 10.12.2018
Royal Academy of Arts
Burlington House
London

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15.11.2018 - 10.02.2019
National Museum & Gallery Cardiff
Cathays Park
Cardiff

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02.12.2017 - 15.04.2019
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Chamberlain Square
Birmingham

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01.08.2016 - 30.12.2018
The Fitzwilliam Museum
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Cambridge

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The Everyday and Extraordinary Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Main address: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square B3 3DH Birmingham, United kingdom Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery Chamberlain Square B3 3DH Birmingham, United kingdom The Everyday and Extraordinary explores the potential of objects to be transformed and seen in new and insightful ways. Showcasing over seventy modern and contemporary artworks, this exhibition celebrates the wonder of physical objects in a pre-dominantly digital age where artistic creativity helps us all to see the world in extraordinary ways.

Found objects have been transformed in many ways and for different reasons by artists; used to communicate a particular idea or concept such as Surrealism’s use of humour and satire, or Pop Art’s direct appropriation of items from popular culture. It is the relationship between the found object as artistic material, content and subject-matter that provides the basis for this exhibition which presents a Wunderkammer (a room of wonder) of artworks drawn from the Arts Council Collection and Birmingham Museums.

From Bill Woodrow’s umbrella based sculptures to Elizabeth Wright’s larger than life-size moped, this exhibition presents an eclectic and surreal environment where the everyday and the extraordinary come together.

This exhibition takes place in Galleries 12 and 13 at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Partnerships

The Everyday and Extraordinary is a touring exhibition conceived by Birmingham Museums Trust as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme 2016-19. Following its showing in Birmingham, The Everyday and Extraordinary will tour to Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, where it will be on display from September 28th 2018 to January 6th 2019. 

The Everyday and Extraordinary is part of the Arts Council Collection National Partnership Programme which sees four major UK galleries working together to curate, host, and share a series of exciting and innovative new exhibitions with works drawn from the Arts Council Collection. The National Partner venues are Birmingham Museums Trust, Walker Art Gallery National Museums Liverpool, Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Towner Gallery, Eastbourne. 

Find out more about the Arts Council Collection.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is an Arts Council Collection National Partner.

Arts Council Collection is managed by Southbank Centre, London on behalf of Arts Council England.
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