Opening 5 March 2020
March 5-28 2020
Wednesdays :: Midday – 6pm
Thursdays :: Midday – 6pm
Fridays :: Midday – 6pm
Saturdays :: 10am – 4pm
Sundays :: 10am – 2pm
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The Story So Far…
We will publish regular updates about Specular Reflecular here, with contributions from artists, participants and people involved in the project. In the meantime you can read the latest news from Moseley Road Baths CIO.
Moseley Road Baths CIO is seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals to support the delivery of the ambitious Specular Reflecular Art Project, an exhibition by artists Juneau Projects. This Trust New Art project celebrates the re-opening to the public of the historic...
We carried out the first pair of workshops at the end of August. These workshops were aimed at families and we were pleased to see many of the parents joining in as well as the children. The focus of the workshops was to paint a series of still images which, when put...
It was the week before ‘back to school’; September was accompanied by a slight chill in the air and the promise of school runs; pencil cases and new beginnings. Here at Moseley Road Baths we marked the end of the holidays with two fabulously arty workshops that form...
Moseley Road Baths CIO are working with National Trust to deliver Specular Reflecular a stunning new contemporary art commission created by Juneau Projects, that will celebrate the re-opening of the dramatic and beautiful Gala Pool, which has been closed since 2003.
This incredible space will re-open in early 2020 (although not for swimming) after undergoing a major roof repair funded by Historic England with matched funding from Birmingham City Council.
Our ambition is to create a visually stunning artwork that is rooted in the local community; reflecting the essence of the baths as a past, present and future community space.
Part of Trust New Art, the National Trust’s programme of contemporary arts.
Thank you to the organisations who have hosted workshops and made this project possible:
Moseley Road Baths, including swimming groups, staff & volunteers and Chat & Splash group
Balsall Heath Library
Clifton Primary School & Parents Group
Percy Shurmer Academy
Balsall Heath Children Action Team Support
Special thanks to Moseley Shoals swimming group for letting us film them for the source footage.
Trust New Art
Since 2009, Trust New Art has been connecting people to National Trust places through contemporary arts. So far we’ve worked with over 200 artists to create new work inspired by our places.
About the Artists
Juneau Projects are Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler, an artist duo based in Birmingham. Formed in 2001, they have a proven track record of delivering small, medium and large scale public art projects and commissions both nationally and internationally. Their practice has participation at its core. They have experience of working in Balsall Heath. Their recent work incorporates an interest in heritage and how this can be shared in new ways with a contemporary audience.
We are looking for enthusiastic people interested in volunteering in the arts; to help invigilate, set up at events and engage with the public.