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Stuart Whipps: The Mini Restoration Project


In his own words, Birmingham based artist Stuart Whipps (b.1979) ‘often makes work about things he doesn’t understand and doesn’t know how to do’ – previously working with the University of Birmingham to create geological thin sections or working with a seventeenth century sign language devised by Sir Christopher Wren. His latest work is the restoration of a 1979 Mini with the assistance of former British Leyland workers – part of Whipps’ long term art project The Kipper and The Corpse – which examines the closure of the Longbridge motor works in Birmingham. The factory was the last British owned volume car manufacturer and through making the work Whipps seeks to understand its inevitable closure.

11 September 2019 –15 September 20192019-09-11T11:00:00Z2019-09-15T12:50:00Z


Ikon Gallery

1 Oozells Square

B1 2HS Birmingham GB

0121 248 0708

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