Eye Candy Festival

A visual pop culture festival that takes place annually in Birmingham, UK. 13-15 November, 2014 at Boxxed, Digbeth and Southside, Birmingham.


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The Eye Candy Brochure

Here’s the all new Eye Candy 2014 brochure- pick up your copy from next week and in the meantime here is the digital version
There is still more to come.


We’ve updated the site with our current list of artists and events that will be happening - here’s the list or take a look at our menu on the left…

2014 Artists appearing at Eye Candy are:

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In 2012 Mr Bingo gave an enlightening and colourful (read slightly rude) talk about his brilliant Hate Mail project. We think he liked Birmingham a little bit more than he liked Norwich… but only slightly.

Bicycle Basket Bazaar

The sun came out on Saturday for a lovely day of performance art and Bicycle Basket selling fun with our brilliant stallholders.

Team Eye Candy were asked to do something a little different for this year’s Summer in Southside event. While the organisers at the Birmingham Hippodrome usually concentrate on performance pieces on the main Hippodrome Square and Arcadian Centre they wanted to try something new for 2014.

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BICYCLE BASKET BAZAAR - 9.8.12, Southside, Birmingham


Next week (Saturday 9th August) Eye Candy joins up with POD Projects to present the fabulous Bicycle Basket Bazaar at Summer in Southside.

The Bicycle Basket Bazaar project, run by Trevor Pitt of POD Projects, involves a unique array of retailers each presenting their art and wares into bike-baskets, panniers and around their cycles: kind of like an art fair meets car boot sale, but more compact and kinder to the environment. In essence, BBB is a celebration of the bicycles, creativity and good cheer.

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EYE CANDY WORKSHOP COMMISSIONS: Artists wanted to facilitate

Eye Candy 2014 is open for business and we’re looking to commission artists to present workshops that will be available to the public throughout the weekend of the festival.

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Eye Candy Artist Commissions NOW AVAILABLE

We are happy to announce that Eye Candy 2014 is open for business which means we’ll be commissioning artists for a whole host of exciting new pieces of work…

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This year Eye Candy is joining up with our friends POD Projects to take part in the annual Summer in Southside events for another edition of Bicycle Basket Bazaar on Saturday the 9th August.

We’ll be announcing the artists taking part very soon but for a flavour of the 3 events that make up Summer in Southside take a journey through the venues with Ed James via this Podcast.

For only 0.99e you can download a host of Pictoplasma talks from this year’s event in Berlin - including once from Eye Candy 2013 artist Lizz Lunney!

Join Eye Candy, Southside BID and Bruntwood as we celebrate the official launch of our latest commission.

Unveiling the work of Alicia Dubnyckyj’s large-scale painting in Bruntwood’s new Centre City reception at Hill Street we’ll be unveiling the new piece and invite you to join us for wine and canapés.

Thursday 20th March, 6-9pm
Centre City, 7 Hill Street, Southside, B5 4UA


NEW: Eye Candy Commission

Artist / illustrator wanted for small-medium outdoor mural

We are working with a cool French restaurant and bar to find the an artist to commission a mural on to their back patio fence in time for the Summer.

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Here’s a little video of this month’s Festival. Check out the amazing work our commissioned artists produced for Southside, Birmingham.

Anna Garforth at Eye Candy. Image by Jane Williams for Southside BID.

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