Flatpack Festival
Film, and then some

Bermingham Opening Event

Friday 3rd May, 2019

Centrala | 18:00 - 22:00

If whilst undertaking research into a city you misspell its name, does that give you free rein to ride roughshod over its true history?

Greg McLeod thinks so. In his first solo exhibition, the BAFTA-award winning animator and illustrator attempts to create 1000 illustrations of Birmingham, the city in which he grew up. But all is not quite what it seems... each image has a corresponding title, but you may want to think twice before taking the labels as gospel. Along with his illustrations adorning the walls in Centrala, a new film will play on a loop in the gallery - an animated documentary charting the [un]true history of the city. The exhibition will run throughout the festival, but this event will be a special opening with DJs Matt and McGill providing the soundtrack.

Running concurrently with the show at Centrala is the sister exhibition Bermingham: Remixed at the Parkside Gallery. Taking inspiration from Greg’s illustrations, the exhibition is made up of works by Viscom students at Birmingham City University. Greg’s BAFTA-nominated short Marfa will also be on show.

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