Visual arts strand

Creative Alliance Project – Visual Arts strand. Capsule were the lead mentors for this project working to provide an imaginative way to develop professional and personal development training for emergent artists in the West Midlands region.

The first round included the ‘Love, Luck and Lollipops’ exhibition held at the Custard Factory. A showcase of Birmingham’s new generation of Contemporary creatives” Birmingham is changing, culturally evolving from within, no longer the grey mechanised industrial heart of the midlands but a new, fresher, street savvy Metropolis. This metamorphosis is providing fertile ground for a new wave of confident, successful visual pioneers. Through the Creative Alliance’s After Hours Program, a group of these international freelance subversives have joined forces to show the rest of the UK what Birmingham is made of, bringing their eclectic styles and influences together for a week of exciting and inspiring exhibitions, dispelling some of the myths of our tired old city along the way.


Artists on this round included: Ben Javens, Simon Peplow, Lawrence Roper, Jane Anderson , Kate PembertonKeith Burns, Tsz Wan whom have all gone on to great things.