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'BLEAK' is a series of sketches made around the inner city

area of Birmingham in the grey January of 2019.

 

Each of the sketches is of a building that is in some distress,

neglected and with little hope of ever gaining its former glory.

 

They all have a history.

 

They are all an important part of Birmingham's heritage.

 

But the stories they have to tell, go untold. They are unloved.

 

Some of them are protected by listing, either nationally or locally.

 

Some of them are by architects whose other work is recognised and preserved.

 

Some have deteriorated to the point that they are no longer considered worth listing.

 

None of them is on the 'at risk' register.

 

 

The sketches are currently being exhibited as a group at The Gunmakers Arms in Bath Street, Birmingham

 

They will be exhibited at The Gunmakers Arms until 1 June before moving on to Solihull Library on 4 June 2019

 

Throughout this period the original artworks can be bought for £30 each, framed. The proceeds from the sale will go to reforestation projects in Madagascar.

 

To purchase a 'Bleak' original artwork contact Tim at bleak@verticalplanes.org

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