Schwarmerei Members Show 2017

Ort Gallery Members Show 

Thursday 11th May – Saturday 8th July 2017
Opening Event 11th May 6-8pm, all welcome!

(n. excessive enthusiasm, from Schwarm, n. swarm)

Schwarmerei is Ort Gallery’s Membership Programme. For £20 per year you can enjoy a range of exclusive benefits – including pre-preview invites, members’ events, professional development opportunities and discounts from us and our partners.

Membership provides vital support to the gallery and our commitment to artistic excellence and social impact in Balsall Heath and beyond. Through 2017 and 2018 we are embarking on an ambitious two-year programme of international contemporary work and expanded local engagement and it is only with the support of our members that we are able to do so.

This exhibition presents the art work of Schwarm members selected by the Ort Gallery directors Ridhi Kalaria, Ian Sergeant and Josephine Reichert. It celebrates the contribution of artists at all stages in their careers and promotes the creative talent from Birmingham and beyond. 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.

Artists featured:
Hamid Jalil
Beryl Jalil
Jason Clark
Haider Akbar
Bernd Reichert
Joel Chernin
Kirk Andrews
Allan O’Neill
Jayne Bacon
Laurie Ramsell
Steve Berridge
Gina Smith
Sephi Duerden
Zbigniew Rzucek
Dave Barber
Mark Houghton
Michaela Hans
service users of SIFA Fireside

Interested in becoming a Schwarm Member? As a member you are entitled to:

  • Submit to have your work included in our annual Members Show
  • Invitations to Pre-Preview Launch and Private view for Ort Gallery exhibitions
  • Special Members Events and extended opening hours
  • Discounted venue hire and workshop discounts
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Opportunities, offers and invites from our Partner Organisations

Purchase you membership here or in person in the gallery.

The exhibition has been curated by Ian Sergeant.
This exhibition is possible with strategic investment by the Arts Council England’s Elevate fund.

Ort Gallery | 500 – 504 Moseley Road, Birmingham, B12 9AH | | 07938428394

Schwarmerei Partner Organisations are: Fierce Festival, BE Festival, New Art West Midlands, Still Walking Festival, Flatpack Festival, SHOUT Festival and MAIA