Striking a blow for new city talent

Millennium Point’s new Atrium Wall gives local artists chance to shine.

Eastside’s Millennium Point is providing a platform for local artists to showcase their work, as its new Atrium Wall takes centre stage.

Located in Millennium Point’s impressive Atrium space, the new Atrium Wall will feature a series of installations from local creatives. Since last summer, plans were put in place to use the wall as a regular feature and the wall officially launched with Diaspora Britain last year – an event which combined art, photography and poetry.

Birmingham-based street artist Liskbot, who is known for his ensemble of robots, is the second artist to use the space for his first solo exhibition, WE STRIKE TONIGHT. On display until Tuesday 16th February, the exhibition draws on trademark influences of Birmingham’s dying industries, pop culture and science fiction to present the idea of a robot dominated world.

Neil Anderson, director of marketing, communications and events at Millennium Point, said: “Following the success of Diaspora Britain, we are delighted to use our wall as a permanent space to celebrate and promote the best of local talent. At a time when culture and arts is thriving in the city, our new space gives visitors the chance to engage with local artists further.”

For almost a decade, Walsall-born artist Liskbot has been creating robots and putting them in public spaces up and down the country, including London, Berlin and Amsterdam. Liskbot, added: “I am delighted to be showcasing my first solo exhibition at Millennium Point. The event invites people to question the not too distant future of a robot dominated world, and what better place to exhibit my work than Millennium Point which is focused around technology, science and the future.”

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Millennium Point has a series of events planned for the Atrium Wall including 90° of Separation, an exhibition which will celebrate four specialist Midland’s photographers and their own unique approach to image making and creative expression. The event will be open to the public from Tuesday 23rd February to Sunday 27th March. The venue will also be holding an installation in April to coincide with Flatpack Film Festival and its first open call summer exhibition.