Brum to celebrate being Home of Metal this summer!

Thu 7 February 2019

We're thrilled that Home of Metal is taking over Brum this summer - with artist Ben Venom bringing his fantastic exhibition, All This Mayhem, to MAC as part of the festival.

Home of Metal will once again shine a light on the global phenomenon of Heavy Metal with a series of blockbuster exhibitions devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham. Music that turned up the volume, down-tuned the guitars, and introduced a whole new meaning to the word ‘heavy’. The season of events and exhibitions will join the dots between music, social history, visual art and fan cultures to produce a new perspective on metal.  One that is celebratory, eschews notions of high/low culture, and joins audiences and performers together. 

From May to September 2019, Home of Metal will present a series of exhibitions in partnership with organisations in and around Birmingham to include Black Sabbath – 50 Years, at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Ben Venom will present the lead summer exhibition All This Mayhem here at MAC, Monster Chetwynd: Hell Mouth 3 at Eastside Projects, Alan Kane: 4 Bed Detached Home of Metal at The New Art Gallery Walsall  and Przemek Branas at Centrala, demonstrating Heavy Metal’s reach into all corners of culture through explorations of fantasy, chaos, performance and fandom.  

Home of Metal is conceived and produced by Capsule.

We will be posting details of Ben Venom's exhibition and related activities on our website soon - watch this space, metalheads!