Springhill Institute

Springhill Institute
Birmingham, UK
2003 – 2009

Springhill Institute was a project space created by Kihlberg & Henry as a strategy to bring artists together in constructive discourse and for the production of new work.

It began in Birmingham in 2003 with a series of lectures in which artists were invited to talk on any subject except art, and exhibitions such as Time & Breakfast, which opened at 6am with free fried breakfast instead of alcohol.

From 2004-2006 Springhill Institute hosted seven production residencies for international artists, each making an ambitious project during an intensive two-week process. Artists included Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta with the 1st Complaints Choir of Birmingham, Peter Johansson & Barbro Westling with the Bergman Horror Show and Manuel Saiz with Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity.

All activities are documented in the publication Springhill Institute Report on Activities, with essays by Manuel Saiz, Simon and Tom Bloor, Christoph Draeger and Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry. Designed by James Langdon.

Springhill Institute was made possible by the generous and continued support of Arts Council England.