Home of Metal – 40 years of Heavy Metal and its unique birthplace

‘Birmingham begun with the production of the anvil, and probably will end with them. The sons of the hammer, were once her chief inhabitants’. William Hutton b. 1723. First historian of Birmingham. Home of Metal – 40 years of Heavy Metal and its unique birthplace was a major exhibition at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. […]

You Should Be Living: The Visual Language of Heavy Metal

The global influence of Heavy Metal reaches beyond music, the heritage of the region seeping into all corners of culture. At Wolverhampton Art Gallery You Should Be Living: The Visual Language of Heavy Metal, Capsule explored the impact Heavy Metal has had on visual art.    


BE TRUE TO YOUR OBLIVION was a major solo exhibition at New Art Gallery Walsall by internationally renowned artist and former Turner prize nominee, Mark Titchner. An artist hugely inspired by Heavy Metal, Capsule invited Titchner to talk at the Metal Symposium in 2007 and have maintained a strong relationship with this artist throughout the […]

Architecture Week

As part of this event, Capsule were invited to produce a series of installations and exhibitions that explored the relationship between art and architecture. This programme included an installation of ‘skate-able’ structures, a portable wooden museum and an exhibition of sculptures created with disused skateboards. These projects were based around Birmingham city centre’s Mailbox, dynamically […]

Unafied Family Exhibition

Capsule presented Unabomber skate label’s first public celebration and show of the underbelly of artists involved at the company. Past, present and future were represented by the likes of Pete Fowler, Toby Paterson, Adam Neate, Nick Taylor, Will Sweeney, Tom Barwick, Pete Hellicar, Harry, GFM, Darryl Smith, Wig Worland, Rich Holland, Marjie De Hass, Foz, […]


Capsule held the first UK exhibition outside of London for artist Shepard Fairey aka GIANT in 2000. Unique silk screen prints were exhibited alongside prints most commonly seen billboarded on the streets of American cities. Fairey plays with society’s worship of corporate icons and logos in an experiment in phenomenology. The exhibition took place at the former […]