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Aleksandra Natalia Koper

Koper is an emerging Polish artist working in Painting,Computer Graphics and Sculpture, a Graduate of the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and The Polish – Japanese Academy of Information Technology. She finds her Practice and Philosophy straddling the European East and Far East. Her large scale banner works will fill Centrala Gallery walls using the techniques and practices of advertising while her imagery subverts the the de-personalization and commercialisation of youth cultures.

Exhibition open from November 4th – 7th January 2017

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‘EXODUS’

“EXODUS”, from the Greek ‘going out’, is a project developed by Polish artist Kamil Tatara. This work by Tatara responds to the situation caused by the humanities crisis, analysing Europe’s realities and takes an interesting focus from the Paul Gaugin quote:

“Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?”

15 July – 15 September 2016

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‘A-EIGHT’

Centrala Gallery presented an Exhibition selected from the participants of an Open Call to young and emerging artists from the Central and Eastern European Diaspora. 5 artists were selected from an entry of over 50 applying from the UK and Europe. The Selected Exhibiting artists were –

Olga Guse, Karolina Korupczynska, Alex Maczkowski, Emilia Maryniak, Sylwia Narbutt

22nd April – 31st May 2016

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‘SOVINEC’

For over 40 years, primary school teacher Jindrich Streit has been photographing the people of his home village Sovinec in the north of the Czech Republic. His photographs strikingly reveal this intimate relationship with the villagers, but are often brutally frank about the hard life that was etched out by the people of Sovinec. 30th January – 30th March 2016

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FLATPACK FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Flatpack Film Festival  arrives to Minerva Works for the weekend of Friday March 27th – Sunday March 29th, 2015 with the rich programme at @centrala

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ARTIST, REVEAL YOURSELF!

Artist, Reveal Yourself! organised by PAiL West Midlands in collaboration with Polish Expats Association, launches this Friday on the 3rd of May 2013 at A.E.Harris in Birmingham.

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‘I’LL BRING YOU FLOWERS’

“Everyone needs to eat and occasionally present flowers. For both you need money. I don’t have money because I don’t have a job. Help me find a job and you’ll be presented flowers.”

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POST INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Post-Industrial Revolution is developed in collaboration with Wyspa Institute of Art(Poland) and the Lombard Method (UK)

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ENTHUSIAST: ARCHIVE

PEA, hosted by Stryx, presents a specially curated film programme from the Enthusiasts: archive, an archive initiated by the artists Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandowska in 2006.

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POLISH FILM POSTER EXHIBITION – FRENCH FILMS

The exhibition presents works – from painting, through photography, sound art to performance – of over twenty international artists.

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JOANNA RAJKOWSKA: WHERE THE BEAST IS BURIED – BOOK LAUNCH

Ikon and the Polish Expats Association (PEA) host the launch of a new book about Joanna Rajkowska, an internationally acclaimed Polish artist.

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BACK DOWN BY STEVEN CAMDEN aka POLARBEAR

BACK DOWN is the highly anticipated first play by Birmingham-born Steven Camden, more commonly known as the award-winning spoken word artist Polarbear.

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THE LITTLE ONES PROJECT

Take your little ones and together with other families join our weekly creative sessions in the spirit of traditional Polish customs.

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Films by Franciszka & Stefan Themerson

Stefan & Franciszka Themerson were the most important avant-garde film-makers in pre-war Poland. PEA invites to the series of events devoted to the work of Stefan & Franciszka Themerson.

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BACK DOWN BY STEVEN CAMDEN aka POLARBEAR

BACK DOWN is the highly anticipated first play by Birmingham-born Steven Camden, more commonly known as the award-winning spoken word artist Polarbear.

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SOON EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE

PEA presents Soon Everything Will Change by artist Joanna Rajkowska. Rajkowska is an internationally acclaimed artist based in London achieving recognition for her public art commissions.

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EXPOSURES EXHIBITION

The Exhibition will evolve with new images and comments collected at upcoming workshops with refugees  and migrants from Eastern European community sharing their experiences of Migration and Transition.

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DISSIDENTS AND DREAMERS

Centrala Space presents an Exhibition of Anti Authoritarian Protest Art and Music from the East and West.  This exhibition is a selection of Punk protest art  and documents produced before the fall of the Iron Curtain from the East and West, including works by Gee Vaucher and Oscar Kasperek.

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PIND

International art project, which focuses on site specific art and collaboration. It presents three artists from Tallinn, Estonia who share common background of street art.

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WARWICK BAR

A movable feast of art, culture and food. Experience Digbeth’s canal side afresh with street food, guided walks, visual art & performance, aerial theater, music, family friendly workshops, and a pedal powered cinema.

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SUN, ZOOM, SPARK!

For August Digbeth First Friday we are inviting you for the #PIND exhibition viewing and very exciting event Sun! Zoom! Spark! with our new cocktail bar!

CONVERSION

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“Conversio” is a multi-element textual and visual narration based on the stories of migrant women. Created by artist Malgorzata Dawidek.

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