Grain Projects

2019 Talk Programme

Artist & Photographer talks announced

GRAIN Bursary Award 2019

The bursary offers an award of £2,000 to support the making of new work in the rural West Midlands.

The Face Of Suffrage, Talks Programme

21st November Helen Marshall, 12th December Dr Nicola Gauld, 10th January Anand Chhabra & Geoff Broadway

What Photography and Incarceration have in Common with an Empty Vase

A Symposium on Incarceration, Absence, Photography and Fiction.

Sixteen ; Working with Photographer Kate Peters

Led by Open Eye, a project that opens up conversations with young people about their hopes and fears.


A new large scale art installation to celebrate 100 years of Votes for Women by Helen Marshall

Anthony Luvera

Research and Commission

What Photography has in Common with an Empty Vase:

A Sociological Study of Absence and the Impossible Document by Edgar Martins


New Work by Sam Ivin

GRAIN Talks Programme

Photographers Talks Announced

Inverted landscapes

Camera Obscura by David Bethell

Photographers’ Talks

GRAIN is pleased to announce three new Photographers' Talks dates

Noises in the Blood

Exhibition by Lua Ribeira at Argentea Gallery

Indre Serpytyte

Research and Commission

Sacred Things: Elalmadinah … To The City

An exhibition by Liz Hingley - Artist Talk date announced


Responding to a Landscape, by Matthew Murray

GRAIN Portfolio Development Day

At The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry

Responding to a Landscape

Symposium at mac In association with the Matthew Murray exhibition


Residency led by Sam Ivin, a collaboration with Appetite

GRAIN and Engine Bursary

Awarded to Lily Wales

Photography Residency

Awarded to Sam Ivin

The State of Photography II

A Symposium event on Fri 16th Jun 2017


A joint professional development bursary of £1,000

GRAIN Portfolio Award

Awarded to Jessa Fairbrother at Format Festival


Magnum Photos Exhibition, Shrewsbury

The Fireside and the Sanctuary

New work by Mark Wright at Format International Photography Festival 2017

GRAIN Bursary 2017

Awarded to Caitriona Dunnett

Redeye’s Speed Networking

Designed to take the fear out of networking for Photographers and Artirts

Dimitri Haddad;

International Residency Exchange Artist

Hothouse Birmingham

GRAIN is delighted to be working in collaboration with Redeye

GRAIN Bursary

Apply now for a bursary that supports artistic development


Exhibition of Contemporary Photography and Moving Image

GRAIN Portfolio Development Day

Delivered at and in partnership with mac

GRAIN Audience Development Survey and Strategy

Thank you to everyone who contributed

International Photography Residency

Successful applicant Anneka French announced

Kern Baby, A Child For Sacrifice

Faye Claridge Library of Birmingham 11 March – 7 June 2016

Spirit is a Bone

Broomberg & Chanarin commission

Responding to the Archive

GRAIN initiated professional development activities

In Camera: Mat Collishaw

18 September 2015 – 10 January 2016 The Gallery, Library of Birmingham

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