Because we like all things Birmingham and because we have such a talented group of people involved in our campaign and Pool of Memories project, I wanted to take a second to plug two smashing artists.
Vivienne Harrison has been a member of the Friends of Moseley Road Baths from the word go. When she’s not keeping the Pool of Memories project on track by keeping on top of finances, recording volunteer hours and making sure that we’re on target to get everything done, she’s often found organising art exhibitions and working on her own visual arts practice. She is currently organising the ‘Women Photographers!’ visual arts exhibition as part of ‘Shout!’ – Birmingham’s Festival of Queer Culture. There is a private view on the 16th November, and then the exhibition will run from the 17th-20th November at Jubilee Trades Centre, Pershore Street, Birmingham, B5 6ND.
I was really pleased this morning to see Robert Geoghegan featured as an artist on the We Are Birmingham site. Robert is a regular swimmer at Moseley Road Baths and has volunteered to record oral histories for our Pool of Memories Project. I love his cheeky take on familiar views of Birmingham. Anyone who has ever caught the 50 bus will have a giggle at his take on the bus to Druids Heath! A selection of his work will be on sale at the We Are Birmingham shop in Dale End once it opens on Saturday 13th November.