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    Ikon Eastside to close in April due to budget cut

    A Birmingham art gallery is being forced to close in April after its funding was slashed.

    Ikon Eastside, which relied on funding from Birmingham City Council and Arts Council West Midlands, has hosted work by world famous artists including Andy Warhol and Damian Ortega.

    The exhibition space in Fazeley Street, Digbeth, which opened in 2005, was also one of the venues for the Flatpack film festival as well as the International Dance Festival and Supersonic.

    Jonathan Watkins, Ikon director, said: “We are extremely saddened to be losing Ikon Eastside but our commitment to bringing internationally recognised art to the city is unwavering.

    Read the entire story in the Birmingham Post.

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    1 comments for Ikon Eastside to close in April due to budget cut

    1. It’s depressing to see that the art gallery has suffered from budget cuts, which have negatively affected culture in general. It’s absolutely shameful such a famous gallery closes being dependent on the councils. The government has imposed massive spending cuts on our museums and galleries to pay for an economic crisis caused by bankers. I see no way out except turning to payday loans canada. In this case patrons of art might solve the problem.

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