Grain Projects

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

GRAIN Audience Development Survey

GRAIN conducts the largest regional survey of photography

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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