Event Information

2-4pm, free entry, all welcome. There will be a BSL interpreter at this event.

Join us to celebrate the launch of two new exhibitions. 

The Influence Project

A photography exhibition celebrating the impact that leading Black musicians have had on contemporary sound and culture, and their enduring creative, social and political influence on new generations of artists.  

The collection features portraits of over 100 artists, plus a selection of photographs shown publicly for the first time ever. Bringing together stories of artists from across the globe, including those with strong Birmingham connections such as MOBO Award-winner Laura Mvula, Walsall-born, Soul singer/songwriter Jorja Smith, plus celebrated Jazz musician Soweto Kinch, The Influence Project chronicles musical pioneers from the mid-to-late 20th century. 

MAC would like to thank the Exhibition Technology Partner, Allsee Technologies, for their generous support.

Art and Social Change: The Disability Arts Movement 

The Disability Arts Movement were a civil rights group of artists and activists who fought the marginalisation of disabled people. Their work supported the struggle of Disability Rights activists, which led to the passing of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1995.  This exhibition presents some of the art work, along with objects used by activists, that raised awareness and effected political change for disabled people. Curated by Anna Berry, Resident Curator from DASH's Curatorial Commissions Programme for Deaf & Disabled Curators.