IGers Birmingham & Ross Jukes exhibition preview event

Date: April 27, 2018

Time: 19:00 - 20:30

Location: Birmingham Hippodrome

We’re pleased to be bringing you another special IGers Birmingham event, this time in conjunction with Ross Jukes – local photographer and long term friend of the IGers Birmingham community.
The event will coincide with the launch of his new exhibition chronicling life in and around Southside which is being held at Birmingham Hippodrome Friday 27 April – Sunday 6 May.
We are offering 50 lucky IGers the opportunity to attend a special preview of the exhibition with the man himself. Ross will give a short talk and show a short video he has created about the project, and there will be a Q&A where you can ask anything about the project and his photography. You’ll also have the opportunity to chat with him and there will be drinks & nibbles.
Ross has spent the last 12 months taking pictures in the area, amassing a collection of more than 2,000 images so it’s sure to be an interesting session. Ross was commissioned by Rockspring Property Investment Managers, owners of The Forum, a development of 333 apartments under construction on the site of the former ice rink in Pershore Street.
Due to the limited nature of this event and based on feedback, tickets will be allocated via a ballot. To get a place in the ballot you must:
  1. Register for a space via  our eventbrite ballot between now and 9am on Thursday 19th April. Only one entry per person.
  2. The names of everyone who has registered will then be put in to a hat and 50 names will be drawn.
  3. You will be notified by 6pm on Thursday 19th of April if you have / have not been successful or are on the wait list.
  4. If you are no longer able to attend you must let us know. Places are non transferable.
The exhibition, called ‘In ‘Side’, was curated by a panel of independent judges including David Oram of Brumpic; Adrian Middleton, manager of Southside BID; James Wong, managing director of Chung Ying Restaurant Group and Tom Cullen, editor of I Choose Birmingham. The panel was chaired by Fiona Allan, artistic director and chief executive of Birmingham Hippodrome.
Thirty three images will be on display, split into four categories: people, places, festivals and street art. ‘In ‘Side’ will be at Birmingham Hippodrome’s Thorp Street foyer from Friday 27 April – Sunday 6 May, from 10am – 7pm. It is free to enter.
Ross says:
“My work to date has largely been bigger, broader, landscape shots of the city, but this project forced me to come in close. I walked miles and miles, just following my nose. It was uncommon for me to have any structure, unless there was a specific event happening. I skirted the boundaries and dipped in and out of the Southside area. I have been given total creative control and have not been put under any pressure to capture a particular type or style of image. Southside is an area on the cusp of change, with the wholesale markets disappearing and the Smithfield district emerging. The exhibition will show all walks of life and I hope is a true reflection of life in the area.”