3 Of A Kind – Art Exhibition by Mark Highton

26th November to 17th December

Mark Highton
3 Of A Kind

This current series of paintings titled ‘ 3 of a kind’ originated from a book in my collection of what the Americans call ‘slot machines’. The interest is nostalgic, looking back, leisure and youth. The slot theme has been used by artists in the past, If you look at both American and English Pop Artists e.g Peter Phillip and Peter Blake you will find examples of this type of imagery. I have recycled some of their ideas in my own paintings.
My objective is to try and create the allure, glamour and temptation of the slot machine.

The series began with very small sketches which then developed into A4 sketches in acrylic on paper and finally works in oil on board. Some of the boards in this exhibition have been separated rearranged and reassembled.

As an artist
You can have a aims, however constraints of time, resources and environment can limit those objectives. At this time I am scanning my work and producing combinations of images that the audience can pick & mix.

I live in the Warley area of Birmingham and work for South and City College Birmingham as a lecturer at the Bournville campus. I teach adults with learning difficulties.

You can find my work on my website: www.markhightonart.co.uk

Branches Through the Year – Photography Exhibition by Gunhild Thomson

7th January to 23rd February 2019

Gunhild Thomson
Branches Through The Year

I am a photographer. I work with analogue photography. I shoot series of photos. I document changes in nature by returning to the same place at regular intervals to take a photo from exactly the same point of view. Each series of small photos (10 cm x 15 cm) is shown together in one large frame.

The work I will show consists of several 12 month series, starting in January, where I took one photo each month. I concentrated on just showing parts of trees, often just a few branches or twigs to give a more detailed view of the leaves and – sometimes – flower petals and the changes that happen over the course of one year.

All images were taken in my local neighbourhood of Handsworth, most of them in Handsworth Park.


Core Collective Autumn Art Exhibition & Last Day Party

Exhibition open:
4th September to  30th October 2018

Meet the artists: Last Day Party!
30th Oct, 7.30pm to 9pm

– Autumn Art Exhibition – 

by The Core Collective

Photographer Karen Cross, artists Paula Gabb, Mandy Clifford, Maggie Lever, Neil Doyen, and Art Doll Creator Alison Jackson.

The Core Collective are a group of like mind creatives who come together to share, inspire, develop and exhibit their work within the West Midlands region.

Donations welcome in aid of chosen charity, Disability Resource Centre, towards their art groups for Birmingham.

For further information & to explore our membership:

For further information about our charity, Disability Resource Centre:
Website: https://www.disability.co.uk/