Grain Projects

GRAIN Portfolio Award

Awarded to Jessa Fairbrother at Format Festival


Magnum Photos Exhibition, Shrewsbury

GRAIN Talks Programme

Photographers' Talk with David Hurn announced

The Fireside and the Sanctuary

New work by Mark Wright at Format International Photography Festival 2017


A joint professional development bursary of £1,000

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

Responding to a Landscape

New work by Matthew Murray

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


Exhibition 19 June - 29 August 2015, Library of Birmingham Gallery

Faye Claridge Residency

and co-commission with Library of Birmingham and Compton Verney

Grain Publication

Marking 2 years of ambitious activity

Mining the Archive

A collaboration with The Swarm and University of Birmingham Digital Humanities Hub

5 PLUS 5

An exhibition partnership with IED MADRID, curated by Moritz Neumüller

The State of Photography Symposium

23rd January 2015 at Library of Birmingham

I Sell the Shadow to Save the Substance

Lucy Hutchinson Exhibition

The City of Six Towns

Mark Power, Exhibition 18 Nov - 20 Feb

GRAIN Photography Practice and Support

Professional Development Opportunities in collaboration with regional partners

Magnum Photos Symposium

Hosted at Library of Birmingham with Magnum Photographer Olivia Arthur

Guangzhou Exchange

Artists Exchange and Exhibition Guangzhou Library

EMPIRE: Jon Tonks

Co-commissioned and co-produced touring photography exhibition


Co-commission for Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

Mat Collishaw Commission

New artist co-commission with The New Art Gallery Walsall

After the Image

Exhibiting at UNSEEN Photo Fair

GRAIN Growth

Business Development


Hosted at Library of Birmingham


A GRAIN Research Partnership - book now available

The Photographers’ Wall

a space in the Library of Birmingham dedicated to photography and photographers

Mining the Archive: Exploring the Intentional and Unintentional Archive

Collaborative Arts Triple Helix Research and Development Project

Photography And The Archive

A GRAIN research partnership

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