Birmingham Municipal Bank opens for the first time in a decade to host new art exhibition

By Lauren Rhodes

One of Birmingham’s most historical buildings, first opened by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in 1915, will be opening its doors for the first time in a decade to play host to Thrift Radiates Happiness, a contemporary arts exposition.

From 14th-17th of March the former Bank will showcase a variety of programmes from drawings, images, sound and video.

The exhibition will feature work from, Spartacus Chetwynd, Elly Clarke, Tom Crawford, Caitlin Griffiths, Ellie Harrison, Mecanoo,Sparrow+Castice, Julie Tsang, Nicole Wilson and Mary Yacoob.

Visitors will be invited to donate £2 from which they will be given a number to one of the banks many safety deposit banks, inside will be a random print from one of the artists at the exhibition.

Entrance to the exhibition will be free as funding was received from The Arts Council, RIBA and Aedas.

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