Info

Ort Gallery

500 – 504 Moseley Road
Balsall Heath
Birmingham
B12 9AH

07938428394

Gallery / Cafe / Factory

Ort Gallery is a separate organisation from Ort Cafe – the art and community cafe based on the ground floor, just below the gallery and The Old Print Works – the factory space that houses both Ort Cafe and Ort Gallery but is also a charity in it’s own right.

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 12-5pm (during exhibitions)

Workshops

Find them listed here

Access

Unfortunately the access to Ort Gallery is via stairs only and we do not currently have the resources to install a lift. However we will host regular events in the cafe and in other venues that are more accessible.

Contact

info@ortgallery.co.uk

Please see above regarding the difference between cafe, gallery and factory space before contacting us

Who we are

Adam Carver
Project Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam is a Theatre-maker and Producer. He is the Producer of SHOUT Festival, Creative Director of Tin Robot Theatre and Associate Artist of Old Joint Stock Theatre. At Ort Gallery Adam is a project manager supporting the creative team especially during Josephine’s maternity leave.
@CarverAdam

Ian Sergeant
Director

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Ian is a Curator and producer of Visual Art and Cinema. He is the director of Kalaboration. At Ort Gallery Ian advises on the programme and curates exhibitions. @iashent

Josephine Reichert
Director

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Josephine is a Curator and Producer of Visual Arts. Co-founder of Ort Cafe and founder of Ort Gallery. At Ort Gallery Josephine programmes, fundraises and curates exhibitions and events.
josie@ortgallery.co.uk Josephine is currently on maternity leave.

Ridhi Kalaria
Director
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Ridhi is a local networker with a passion to change communities from within.
Ridhi is a co-founder of Ort Cafe. At Ort Gallery Ridhi is responsible for ensuring that are programme is as diverse as Birmingham.
@ridhi_kk  ridhi@ortgallery.co.uk

Tim Hodgson
Project Manager

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Tim is an independent theatre and events creative producer specialising in built environment. At Ort Gallery Tim supports our partnership work in the city and beyond.
@tjh_13  tim@ortgallery.co.uk

About

Ort Gallery is an artist-led exhibition space in Balsall Heath, Birmingham with the social mission to facilitate dialogue in the community.

Through our work we explore what role an international programme of contemporary art can play in community strengthening. We exhibit ambitious and daring new art work in an old factory space and ensure every exhibition has a strong impact on the local area and it’s residents. We work with socially engaged internationally acclaimed artists (previously Ellie Harrison, Leah Gordon, Juneau Projects, Paul O’Kane and Pil and Galia Kollectiv amongst others) in order to ensure that the art-work is not just shown but lived through our audiences. This is done in a variety of ways such as workshops, poetry events, walks, talks and by the audiences becoming part of the projects. We are an approachable venue, inviting new audiences to the space and celebrating the diversity of Balsall Heath and Birmingham.

Ort Gallery’s curatorial programming is concerned with bringing world-class art to an area lacking cultural activity and engaging the audiences in an organic and meaningful way. Balsall Heath is considered a deprived neighbourhood,  and our aim is to raise the profile of the area through cultural events as well as promoting community cohesion and quality of life. Our engagement programme grew organically out of events we hosted for the community.

The artists we work with are dedicated to social change and deal with issues found in Balsall Heath within their practices. We aim for the artists we work with to represent the diversity of people in our immediate area. We believe quality is achieved in many different ways, one of which is to give up and coming artists a platform to exhibit their work and to kick start their career. Ort Gallery pays all the artists we work with a fair wage based on a-n guidelines.

Artists are welcome to submit proposals for future projects. For more information please e-mail: info (a) ortgallery.co.uk with a short introduction.

 

Ort Gallery is a Community Interest Company fully funded through public funds by Arts Council England.

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