Bournville Centre for Visual Arts

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School of Art, Bournville
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School of Art and Design Building, Bournville
Type Art school
Location Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
52°25′49″N 1°56′13″W / 52.4304°N 1.9369°W / 52.4304; -1.9369Coordinates: 52°25′49″N 1°56′13″W / 52.4304°N 1.9369°W / 52.4304; -1.9369
Campus Urban
Former names Bournville School of Art
Bournville College of Art
Bournville Centre for Visual Arts
Affiliations Birmingham City University
Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
International Project Space
Website bcu.ac.uk/biad
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The School of Art, Bournville (formerly Bournville College of Art and Bournville Centre for Visual Arts but also known as Bournville School of Art) was an art school in Birmingham, England. It was located at Ruskin Hall on Linden Road in the area of Bournville. It is part of Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD) at Birmingham City University, having merged with the university (then Birmingham Polytechnic) in 1988.[1]

The school was refurbished for £6 million in 2002 and reopened on 21 October 2002, precisely 100 years after the foundation stone for Ruskin Hall was laid.[2] It is home to the International Project Space, and is the site of Birmingham's annual Creative Partnerships exhibition, a showcase of contemporary and visual art produced by local school students.[3] The centre was the subject of controversy in 2008 regarding an exhibition honouring the work of author J. G. Ballard, which included sexually explicit images (described as "heavily pornographic" by a local councillor) and the wreckage of a car.[4][5]

Alumni of the school include photographer Richard Billingham,[6] artists Roger Hiorns[7] and Donald Rodney,[8] illustrator John Shelley,[9] video artist Marty St. James,[10] and actress Marjorie Yates.[11]

From 2013, the School's courses moved to Birmingham City University's new Parkside Building in Birmingham city centre, with the Bournville site becoming home to the University's International College.[12]

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  1. ^ "100 Great Things About the West Midlands". Birmingham Post (Trinity Mirror Midlands). 29 September 2008. p. 1. 
  2. ^ "Focus on the arts". Birmingham Evening Mail (Trinity Mirror Midlands). 17 October 2002. p. 7. 
  3. ^ "Rap delight at creative arts show". Birmingham Evening Mail (South City Final Edition: Trinity Mirror Midlands). 12 July 2006. p. 20. 
  4. ^ Cartledge, James (3 May 2008). "Arts centre in porn row". Birmingham Evening Mail (First Edition: Trinity Mirror Midlands). p. 11. 
  5. ^ Cartledge, James (29 April 2008). "You'll need an artistic licence to drive this car". Birmingham Evening Mail (First Edition: Trinity Mirror Midlands). p. 5. 
  6. ^ Perkin, Corrie (17 December 2007). "Shooting his family, other animals". The Australian (Australia: News Limited). p. 16. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 
  7. ^ "Crystal clear". Building Design (United Business Media). 29 August 2008. p. 16. 
  8. ^ Chambers, Eddie (December 1999). "Donald Rodney biography". Iniva. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  9. ^ Neni Sta; Romana Cruz (12 November 2007). "Shelley's visual poetry". Philippine Daily Enquirer. 
  10. ^ "Art goes on show in city bar". Birmingham Evening Mail (Trinity Mirror Midlands). 15 February 2002. p. 53. 
  11. ^ Baker, Harry (23 June 2007). "Accent her spur to success". Birmingham Evening Mail (Staffordshire: Trinity Mirror Midlands). p. 24. 
  12. ^ http://www.bcu.ac.uk/about-us/maps-and-campuses/school-of-art-bournville

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