A residency exchange has just started between emerging Polish and British artists. Over the next month three Polish artists will be exploring the industrial history and heritage of Digbeth. Their research will be used to produce new art works directly responding to Digbeth. The works will be shown in an exhibition at The Lombard Method in mid-February.
Post-Industrial Revolution is organised by curators Roma Piotrowska and Kate Pennington-Wilson. Over the next months the project will explore the former industrial areas of Birmingham and Gdansk, in particular Digbeth and the Gdansk Shipyard. Each area has at some stage been deeply affected by the demise of industry, its movement abroad, and more recently, the development of cultural and leisure industries in these former industrial areas.
In May a number of British artists will go to Gdansk to produce work responding the the shipyard. The call for submissions for British artists will be circulated in January 2011 with the residency and exhibition taking place from May 2011 at Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdansk.