Birmingham has undergone a considerable amount of change over the past 10 years and it’s only set to continue as work progresses on the city’s largest mixed-use space, Paradise Birmingham. But one photographer is exploring just exactly how this change is affecting the spaces and places of the second city through an exciting and rather intimate new photography exhibition.
Led by one of the city’s more familiar business faces, Philip Singleton, Birmingham Dust features 12 of Birmingham’s buildings photographed as part of the Pause Project, exploring his relationship with the city and its spaces and places, through artistic photography.
Showcased at Argentea Gallery in the Jewellery Quarter June 2018, the images will be hung on concrete tablets, which gives further connection to the subject matter of architecture, construction and the format serving as a vivid memorial to places that might soon be gone.
Among the buildings featured in the exhibition are the Junction Works in Digbeth, the now-demolished Birmingham Conservatoire, The Roundhouse on Vincent Street, The Municipal Bank building on Broad Street, the Christopher Wray Lighting near Millennium Point – currently being preserved as part of a new mixed-used development – and Steelhouse Lane Police Station, which is no longer used by West Midlands Police and now hosts guided tours of its Victorian facilities.