barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Bloom Collective

Join us for a some fantastic floristry in 2019 with Birmingham-based flower studio Bloom Collective.

Use an abundance of beautiful and unusual seasonal materials and spend the evening in the gallery, creating opulent floral arrangements.

Prosecco, soft drinks and nibbles will be served. 

Dutch Flower Pieces

Thursday 31 January; 6-8pm

Following in the footsteps of the great Dutch still-life painters, create your own floral arrangement inspired by the Barber’s painting ‘A Still life with a Nautilus Cup’ by Jan Davidsz. de Heem. You’ll also get to take away your arrangement and your own handmade ceramic bowl, created by a local ceramicist.

Toulouse-Lautrec Bouquets

Thursday 14 March; 6-8pm

Celebrate spring by creating a hand-tied bouquet inspired by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s ‘A Woman Seated in a Garden’. Using an array of the new season’s finest floral offerings, you’ll create a wild and natural, garden-inspired bouquet to take home with you.

Whistler Arrangements

Thursday 2nd May; 6-8pm

Join us for a magical spring evening… create your own floral arrangement inspired by the palette and mood of ‘Symphony in White No III’  by James McNeill Whistler.

Turner Summer Blooms

Thursday 11 July; 6-8pm

Create sculptural summer blooms taking inspiration from the colours of the beautiful sky in our painting ‘The Sun Setting through Vapour’ by JMW Turner.

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