Tag Archive | exhibition

Photorealism – Installing the exhibition

We’ve been extremely busy in the last couple of weeks – sadly we’ve had to say farewell to the Gruffalo but we’ve repainted the Gas Hall in blue and red, unpacked a lot of Photorealism paintings and started to hang them on the walls. The paintings are really astonishing to see up close and it’s exciting to see the exhibition start to take shape. It’s not finished yet but our technicians are hard at work getting everything ready to open this Saturday!

The Gruffalo waiting to be packed away

Paintings ready to be hung on the wall

Painting of toy cars

Technicians hanging a painting on the wall

A painting being condition checked

Technicians measuring a large painting

‘Photorealism: 50 years of hyper-realistic paintings’ opens on Saturday 30th November and is on until 30th March 2014. For more information about the exhibition please visit: http://www.bmag.org.uk/events?id=2740

Katie Hall,
Exhibitions Officer

Photorealism – Exhibition Preparations

It’s just over a month until Photorealism: 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting opens in the Gas Hall and we’re busy preparing how it’s all going to look using our model. It’s a lot smaller than the real Gas Hall but still big enough that we have to keep it in two halves! Here’s a sneak preview of how it might all look and some of the fantastic paintings that’ll be in the show…

Model of the Gas Hall

A section of the Gas Hall model

Model of the Gas Hall

A section of the Gas Hall model

A section of the Gas Hall model

Photorealism opens Saturday 30th November 2013 and is on until 30th March 2014. For more information about the exhibition please visit: http://www.bmag.org.uk/events?id=2740

Katie Hall,
Exhibitions Officer

Lost in Lace – new images!

See Lost in Lace at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery 29th October 2011 – 19th February 2012. 



Visit the Lost in Lace website for more information. There is also a Lost in Lace ap – download it from iTunes!

Lost in Lace is a Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery and Crafts Council Exhibition, in association with the University for the Creative Arts.


Another Peek Behind the Scenes at Lost in Lace


This image shows part of Chiharu Shiota’s dramatic installation for Lost in Lace.

The Lost in Lace exhibition will be on from October 29th to February 19th in the Gas Hall at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. 

You can see other Lost in Lace images in our Behind the Scenes at BMAG set on Flickr.

Behind the Scenes: Lost in Lace

There is a lot of frenzied activity going on in the Gas Hall at the moment as the installation of the Lost in Lace exhibition is taking place. But it isn’t just the inside of the building we’ve been working on, oh no!


Exhibition Manager Andy Horn painting the floor grey!


I’m sure we’ll be ready for when the exhibition opens on Saturday October 29th. Visit the Crafts Council’s Lost in Lace website to find out more about this exciting exhibition.