Brummy Architecture

My favourite art gallery in Birmingham is on Oozells Street. I think I love it more because of the fantastically named location. The Ikon gallery is a contemporary space which holds many temporary exhibitions. The building itself is lovely and is a converted Victorian School. Aside from fantastic exhibitions it also has a great little cafe which does awesome Tapas.I wore one of my skirts I made with some material I bought ages ago. This print is so bold and fun!Cardi (UO), Top (Topshop), Skirt (DIY), Belt (River Island) Necklace (Topshop) Shoes (Faith)I really adore this bag from Dune. Useful as both a clutch and as a little purse, it’s amazingly beaded and so pretty.

I thought I would finish off with a couple of shots I took on the way to my visit to the Ikon gallery. The fantastic buildings were built in the 1800s and are Victorian. Below we have the detail from the Council House which features a relief on the pediment of Britannia.

The Birmingham Museums and Art gallery which is linked to the Council house.

A final shot of some of the buildings grouped together. The museum, town hall and a Neo-Gothic memorial fountain. Birmingham really is home to some great architecture. It wasn’t until I studied Art History at Birmingham and had a brief course on local architecture, that I realised I should look up more often and really take notice of the fantastic surroundings.

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