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Black Sabbath – 50 Years

Home of Metal: Black Sabbath – 50 Years
at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
26 June – 29 September

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It’s an honour to be a part of the Home of Metal. I am just a guy from Birmingham who’s been blessed to have had such dedicated fans throughout my career. Like I’ve always said ‘I am nothing without them’.” Ozzy Osbourne

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Ben Venom: All This Mayhem

MAC (Midlands Art Centre)
from 22 June – 8 September
Free Admission

An exhibition using traditional quilting and Heavy Metal aesthetics. Working with repurposed materials to create textile- based pieces, Ben contrasts the often menacing and aggressive counterculture components of gangs, punk/metal music, and the occult with the comforts of domesticity.

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Alan Kane: 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal

The New Art Gallery Walsall
22 June to 1 September
Free Admission

Will see Alan Kane bringing together personal collections from metal fans, plus works from leading UK artists, in an ambitiously collaborative exhibition that will be set across the extensive Floor 3 Galleries, with works by Jeremy Deller, Una Hamilton Helle, Des Hughes, Jim Lambie, Sarah Lucas, Jessica Mallock, Mike Nelson, Simon Periton, Mark Titchner, Cathy Ward, Charlie Woolley and, of course, Alan Kane himself.

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Przemek Branas: I is Somebody Else

Przemek Branas: I is Somebody Else
Centrala
22 June – 11 August
Free Admission

Acclaimed Polish artist Przemek Branas presents his first solo UK show at Centrala. In“I Is Somebody Else” he will create an installation employing the motif of the mask. Branas is inspired by impersonation strongly present in heavy metal culture but also the alternative culture that developed under the communist regime and State controlled music scene.

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Hand of Doom

mac (Midlands Arts Centre)
8 June – 1 September
Free admission

This exhibition features a collection of portraits of Black Sabbath fans wearing the ubiquitous battle jacket. The jackets are embellished, handmade and embroidered by the fans themselves, and worn to tell the story of their fandom and gig-attending history.

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Show your Metal Presented by Craftspace

MAC (Midlands Art Centre)
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
25 May –26 August
Free Admission

The very essence of the Metal sound was born out of the experience and consequences of working in Birmingham’s metal industry. This exhibition connects metal the material and Metal the music. Featuring local jewellers Dauvit Alexander, Daisy Grice and Jordan Herry whose work is inspired by culture and symbols associated with Metal and Rock. It also features a battle jacket with badges from gigs which took place at Birmingham Odeon in the late 70’s and early 80’s.

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Monster Chetwynd: Hell Mouth 3

18 May – 27 July
Eastside Projects
Free admission

Chetwynd’s fascination with Penelope Spheeri’s three-part film series The Decline of Western Civilisation, from 1981 to 1998, featuring many of the ‘most influential and innovative musicians and groups of all time’, has informed many of her works over the past decade and will take centre stage in this large-scale sculptural and performative spectacle set in the industrial space of Eastside Projects in the heart of Birmingham.

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