Here Comes the Sun

Here Comes the Sun: An Experimental Dance Workshop with Artist Performer Kaajel Patel Wednesday 24 March, 7 – 8:30pm Free; online via Zoom; for students at the University of Birmingham (18+). As the days start to get longer and fresh spring buds begin to appear, let’s celebrate the warmth, life and joy the sun brings and … Read more

UoBe Festival

UoBe Festival 2021 A new festival created with students for students at the University of Birmingham that took place from 25 to 29 January 2021. The Barber’s UoBe Festival events focused on wellbeing, relaxation, and contemplation. Yin Yoga Monday 25 January, 5 – 6.30pm, free Take some time to connect with your breath and body. … Read more

Sights of Wonder: Photographs from the 1862 Royal Tour

Sights of Wonder Pyramids, temples, sphinxes and shrines: breathtaking images of these ancient and often iconic landmarks, captured by pioneering photographer Francis Bedford, provided new insights for Victorians into the historic and biblical sites of the eastern Mediterranean. Generously lent by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, these remarkable photographs from the Royal Collection feature in … Read more

Students at the Heart of Barber Health

Student engagement will be central to the Barber Institute’s groundbreaking new Barber Health project, and will range from elective academic placements through to opportunities to help deliver workshops and activities for campus and community. Barber Health starts this spring, thanks to a £40,000 Art Fund grant. Using the gallery and its collection to address the health and … Read more

Welcome Week

Welcome Week 2020 We’re looking forward to welcoming new and returning students to the University of Birmingham. Tuesday 22 September, 2 until 3.30pm; free via Zoom: The Expanded Portrait: Online Poetry Writing Workshop with poet Jasmine Gardosi. Join the Barber and local spoken-word artist and poet Jasmine Gardosi for an experimental and collaborative poetry writing workshop! Meet other like-minded students in this relaxed session … Read more

Sounding Images

A selection of the Barber’s most iconic paintings – as you’ve never heard them before! Inspired by works in the gallery, here is a collection of electroacoustic pieces by University of Birmingham music students created as part of the module Sounding Images. Take a listen and explore the artworks from another perspective. *** Olli Smith … Read more