BERLIN / BIRMINGHAM / BEYOND / at mac birmingham as part of Allotment 10 plots

**Please click on the individual 'places' in the heading to access each section of the exhibition.**

Clarke Gallery presents one work at a time in its Allotment. This work is for sale and when it is sold, its buyer will choose the next piece to be exhibited.

The works for this project have been selected by Elly Clarke and come from artists working in Berlin and Birmingham - and elsewhere. Over six months the project will unfold through three consecutive exhibitions: BERLIN / (18.02 - 08.04) BIRMINGHAM / (14.04 - 03.06) and BEYOND / (09.06 - 09.09).

Whatever is in the gallery is mirrored online, via the Clarke Gallery website, Facebook, blog and Twitter feeds. Only following a financial transaction will new work be revealed. Purchases can be made either in person or remotely. Work ranges in price from £150-£500. mac birmingham takes 33% plus 20% VAT; the remainder is split between the artist and Clarke Gallery.

This project has been conceived in response to the limited opportunities to sell work within Birmingham, and, more broadly, to the general state of arts funding today.

Follow the action:
Twitter @ClarkeGallery #allotment

Be part of the action:
If you would like to purchase or enquire about the work on display please contact mac Sales on +44 (0)121 446 3232 (Open 10am - 9.45pm weekdays & 9am-9.45pm weekends) - or write to Works are sold mounted but unframed.

‘With Arts funding becoming more and more difficult to come by, we have to think ever more creatively about ways of producing, funding, exhibiting and selling work. While some artists in this show are more than ten years out of art school, others are fresher on the scene. In any case, your purchase will be great investment - not only for aesthetic (and hopefully also financial!) reasons but, crucially, will support visual artists to continue making their work. We hope you enjoy the exhibition.’

Elly Clarke

Blogposts on Allotment project blog and on this website:
21.07.2012 - In Conversation with Trevor Pitt at mac birmingham - part 1 (Movie)
21.07.2012 - In Conversation with Trevor Pitt at mac birmingham - part 2 (Movie)
12.06.2012 - Further info about Sue Dodd 'Lick Stix (Hot Bikini Bodies)
12.06.2012 - BEYOND / launches at mac birmingham
12.06/2012 - Installation of Sue Dodd Lick Stix (Hot Bikini Bodies) at mac birmingham
01.05.2012 - Songs for the Sun by Cathy Wade: talking about art amid seeds and soil.
13.04.2012 - BERLIN / becomes BIRMINGHAM / - installation pictures
13.04.2012 - Barbara Walker on her series Louder than Words
13.04.2012 - Barbara Walker is first up in BIRMINGHAM /
15.03.2012 -
Article about this project in Own Art newsletter
23.02.2012 - Further info about Lisa Jugert
19.02.2012 - Further info about buying work
18.02.2012 - Studio visit with Alana Richards
17.02.2012 - BERLIN / installation
16.02.2012 - 'Why mention money when we're looking at art'.
15.02.2012 - Alana Richards' Untitled #22 is first up

mac birmingham is part of the Own Art scheme. So you can buy art from this exhibition with an interest free loan. It has been featured on the Own Art newsletter.