In addition to the permanent exhibits at the Forge Mill Needle Museum and Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre, we also have a wide variety of interesting and exciting exhibitions throughout the year. These exhibitions are housed on the middle floor of the Mill building.
There is no additional charge to enter the exhibitions, since the cost is included in our normal admission rates.
Exhibition: Tue 18 May to Sun 18 July 2021
An exhibition by James Fox
In this exhibition, James uses his art to challenge our expectations regarding gender roles, work, culture and other aspects of our social and personal lives.
He has been a keen observer of the political and economic shifts over the past thirty years and is driven to investigate and comment on the serious subjects of class divide, trade union history and the need for disenfranchised groups to have equality.
Primarily using machine embroidery and reverse applique techniques, James revels in the juxtaposition of pattern with theme to create wall hangings in a variety of sizes.
He has created an exhibition that is visually stunning, intelligent and thought-provoking.
Exhibition: Fri 23 July to Mon 20 September 2021
A Journey into Marvel
An exhibition by Lee Bradley
Lee Bradley is one of the top comic book artists in the country. He has worked on many of the iconic superheroes and best loved characters of our generation like Spiderman, Transformers, Star Wars and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
His work is influenced by the classic Marvel and DC artwork from his childhood. This is a great chance to see Lee’s powerful and vibrant work close up as well as an opportunity to buy some of his original artwork.
Exhibition: Sat 25 September to Sun 28 November 2021
An exhibition by the Stitch in the Middle Group
The Stitch in the Middle Group is a group of contemporary quilt artists who are all members of the specialist group of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles.
The theme for this year’s exhibition was based on an inspirational tour of Coventry cathedral with a guide who focused on the art of that iconic building. The theme was then widened to include other sacred spaces.
This exhibition shows how a group of talented textile artists responded to an emotive subject in a unique and dramatic way.