Mini people and shadowy art at Bar Opus

Bar Opus is to showcase works by an internationally renowned artist as it launches its second art exhibition in support of local talent.

The bar at One Snowshill has joined forces with Sophie Hedderwick and Jewellery Quarter-based Argentea Gallery to present nine photographs by the artist, who creates multi-media artwork using light, film and textiles.

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Opening on June 7, the exhibition is the second that Bar Opus has hosted to celebrate the best of Birmingham’s cultural talent.
The first took place in January when Mark Howard of Disorder Boutique combined his love of fashion and art to produce a range of thought-provoking pieces.
The exhibition will also host works of art from Birmingham-born innovators Key & Tam, the creative duo behind LOWLFE.
LOWLFE takes everyday objects such as  phones, plants, coins and dead insects and introduces them to the world of miniature people.

Bar Opus director Irene Allen said: “We’re very excited to work with Sophie and LOWLFE and celebrate their incredible work here.
“As an independent venue, we strive to do things a little differently and while the Opus brand has always advocated the local food scene and sourced produce from the region where we can, it makes sense to extend that support to the arts, which have a natural affinity with food.”
Sophie Hedderwick’s work has been exhibited worldwide, featuring in Milan, New York, Tokyo and at the Venice Art Biennale 2009.
She will bring her multimedia show Swift As A Shadow to Bar Opus, which comprises large format digital prints, Polaroid collections and a video installation.
Sophie, a PhD researcher at the Birmingham School of Art, who lives in the Jewellery Quarter, said: “I couldn’t resist the opportunity to show my work at Bar Opus.
“It’s a bright and modern place that attracts a varied clientele, so it will be fascinating to see their reactions to my work.”
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