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  • Location: Direct Art Action UK
  • Fee: £50 for 4 days or £200 for 1 month (the gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 12pm - 5pm)
  • Contact: Leila Bibizadeh
  • Email: info@exhibithere.com

Where: 210a Parade, B72 1PA Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
Direct Art Action is an artists' gallery located in the centre of a busy high street in Birmingham. Our huge facility stands as a magnet for professional artists and designers originally conceived to support degree level and grass root artists, it now continually shows the work of many life long and seasoned local, national and international artists. The massive spaces covering four levels are ideal for exhibitions and performances. There is a continual exhibition on the main ground floor gallery, that is supported by an art cafe, a print shop and now a performance stage. On the first floor we have yet another vast space for group exhibitions and community events, and a great space for school, college and university shows. We also have facilities for studios and workshops for artists that want to make work on site. Direct Art Action is an inclusive, friendly and supportive artist organisation, that reaches out to new and exciting art and community interests. 

Other essential information

Closest train station/s: Sutton Coldfield

Parking available: Yes - at Gracechurch Shopping Centre

Price and daily hours: £50 for 4 days or £200 for 1 month (the gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 12pm - 5pm)

Minimum number of days booked: 4 days (Wednesday - Saturday)

Price per session: N/A

Damage Deposit required: No

Venue size: This vast space was a former BHS Store

Wall size available for 'Rent a Wall': 3.70 metres (wide) x 2.50 metres (high)

Floor size available for 'Floor a Space': 3.70 metres (wide) x 2.50 metres (high)

Number of guests standing: 500

Number of guests sitting: 20

In house catering or approved caterers only: All options

Allows external catering or buyout fee for external catering: N/A

Can provide alcohol or BYO alcohol permitted: Alcohol permitted

Kitchen facilities: Art cafe on site

Wi-Fi: Yes

Audio equipment for music: Yes

Natural light: Yes

Storage space: Yes 

Toilet: Yes

Projector: No

Air-con: No

Heating: No

Disabled access: Yes

Ceiling mounted track lights: Yes

Security system: Yes

Venue welcomes: Art Exhibitions, Wall Space for 'Rent a Wall' (ideal for the display of canvas and framed artworks), Floor Space for 'Rent a Floor Space' (ideal for the display sculptural pieces), Pop-Up Store, Ticketed Events, Loud Music Events

Venue requirements: N/A

Licences required: N/A