Modern Muse

by Arpita Shah, £20 + Postage

Andy Pilsbury, GRAIN Photobook Bursary

Awarded for The Flesh and The Fantasy, five stories connected through American culture in the UK

Marco Kesseler


Witty Photographers

GRAIN worked with a group of young people from the rural town of Whitchurch, Shropshire.

‘Arenig’ by Matthew Murray

The new work will feature an engagement programme including workshops, masterclasses and a photo walk.

‘Too Rich a Soil’

Arpita Shah, Maryam Wahid & Nilupa Yasmin | Exhibition | The New Art Gallery Walsall | 15th Nov 2019 – 19th April 2020


Exhibition | 4th October - 11th November | Promenade outside Birmingham City University & Millenium Point

The State Of Photography

Symposium, 11th October 2019, Birmingham City University

GRAIN Paid Internship

6 Months June - November

‘When The Golden Sun Is Sinking’, Indre Serpytyte

Exhibition | Rugby Art Gallery & Museum | 7 May – 22 June 2019

Photography For Whom?

Edited by Anthony Luvera and supported by GRAIN Projects and Multistory.

Portfolio Review Day in Partnership with Multistory

Saturday 29th June | 10am - 5pm | Wesley Methodist Church

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


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


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


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

The State of Photography II

A Symposium event on Fri 16th Jun 2017

GRAIN Portfolio Award

Awarded to Jessa Fairbrother at Format Festival


Magnum Photos Exhibition, Shrewsbury

GRAIN Bursary 2017

Awarded to Caitriona Dunnett

Dimitri Haddad;

International Residency Exchange Artist


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


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

5 PLUS 5

An exhibition partnership with IED MADRID, curated by Moritz Neumüller

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


Co-commission for Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

After the Image

Exhibiting at UNSEEN Photo Fair


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

The Black Kingdom – Brian Griffin

GRAIN is delighted to have been a partner in THE BLACK KINGDOM project with Dewi Lewis Publishing.

GRAIN prize winner

Andrea Meichsner wins new GRAIN Library of Birmingham photography prize at FORMAT

Format Exposure Prize

GRAIN is sponsoring a new prize, at FORMAT EXPOSURE.


by Tom Hunter

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