Human Story

Saranjit Birdi, Cristina Celestini, Kirk Andrews, Maggie Leaver, Paula Gabb and Sherrie Edgar

Human Story

Saranjit Birdi, Cristina Celestini, Kirk Andrews, Maggie Leaver, Paula Gabb & Sherrie Edgar

8 April to 4 May 2019

The Gunmakers Arms
An Ort Gallery offsite exhibition

The Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath Street, Birmingham B4 6HG
Open Monday to Sunday 12 to 11pm, Free Entry

Related Event: Meet The Artists on Friday 19th April at 7pm

Human Story is a collective body of work from six local artists: Saranjit Birdi, Cristina Celestini, Kirk Andrews, Maggie Leaver, Paula Gabb & Sherrie Edgar. The show has a specific focus on what it means to be human in a time of political confusion. We are overwhelmed by stories of migration tragedies, identity crises, and climate chaos. The arts allow us to explore these topics by asking difficult questions, shining a spotlight on individual stories or giving us a chance to escape the flood of information.

The artists represented in this exhibition are Schwarmerei members – Ort Gallery’s membership scheme. The exhibition celebrates the contribution of artists at all stages in their careers and promotes the creative talent from Birmingham. Ort Gallery is committed to supporting artists and providing professional development opportunities. As Schwarm members the artists benefit from peer to peer learning, opportunities provided by our partners and volunteering as well as paid opportunities in the arts industry. We work with and for our local community and ensure we facilitate dialogue amongst people from all walks of life.

Image: “Like Me and You” by Maggie Leaver