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Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

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  • The Ikon is a great place to visit, two great exhibitions Thomas Brock and Edmund Clarke. Can’t believe this was my first visit but it will not be the last. The staff were so knowledgeable about the d...  more »
  • I always enjoy exhibition s with various mediums and perspectives. It is a stunning, well restored building with a warm, cosy Cafe lounge area. There are curious exhibit s involving films, sketches, t...  more »
  • Did not find the exhibitions currently on particularly great but interesting architecture and the cafe looked great.  more »
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  • The gallery should support, sponsor and exhibit more local artists. I find most of the exhibitions are pretentious and not visually interesting. I do not understand people who go there to stare at a manhole cover and appreciate that it’s an art. For me a good art should be extremely meaningful (logical/conceptual/make you think) and extremely aesthetically engaging (emotional/make you feel). However, the staffs are very nice. The space itself is good. The bookstore is fantastic.
  • Open and accessable, strange kind of art instillation in the 'ikonic' glass lift 😊 friendly staff, varied exhibitions and always another event around the corner. A developing children's / schools offer and an interesting little book shop attached to the gallery as well as an elegant café / restuarant. Certainly worth a visit when considering a day out around the city. Like most of Birmingham's galleries, free entry and a commitment to the arts that appeals to people and provokes thought and feeling set in an historic building in the heart of the city.
  • Cool gallery enjoyed going there. The architecture outside and in is Well suited. The experience was good and the art work at the time of my visit was visually impacting. Two hours Max's and there is also a gift shop and restaurant.
  • Quite a small gallery, nothing too impressive. The space is nice, but not amazing, but the staff is nice.
  • The gallery is quite nice though not very big, there's a lift that sings and also handy in case you're not very mobile. The cafe was.. disappointing. The antipasto platter is good value for money (£12) and the teas are nice, but the service is very unprofessional. Tables weren't cleared properly and we specifically had to ask for the table itself to get cleaned. We had to ask for a menu several times and ended up grabbing one ourselves. Nobody came to take our order, it took ages to get someone to come who was all surprised we wanted to order. Then getting the bill was very confusing. All in all it took so long it messed up our schedule for the day. I would be pretty annoyed if I was the cafe manager, because there seemed to be plenty of staff so you'd expect it all to run smoothly, but maybe they're all people who've not been working in a cafe for very long. :/ It's a shame because the cafe looks nice and the food is good.

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