Urban Oases: Vivid, Heath Mill Lane, Digbeth
“I suppose we could have just rented some office space, but where’s the fun in that?” says the director of local arts organisation, Vivid. What they did was swap shammy leather and engine oil for sound sculptures and video screens, converting a dilapidated 1950s garage into a challenging new exhibition space. Vivid have left the place rough around the edges with its MOT bay and original brickwork intact in stark contrast to the progressive installations within.
This snippet was published as part of The Guardian’s Urban Oases supplement, July 2005