29 March 2019

Calling all Metalheads! Raid Your Wardrobes For Ben Venom! 


Image: Ben Venom in his studio, by Randy Dodson


Ahead of his exhibition at Midlands Arts Centre in June, in partnership with Home of Metal, Ben is creating a new textile work that will include T-shirts collected from metal fans based in the region. This is your chance to recycle that well-loved metal T-shirt full of memories into a work of art!

Have you got T-shirts from Birmingham or West Midlands-based metal bands that you might part with?


Acclaimed American artist Ben Venom works with re-purposed materials such as T-shirts to create textile-based works of art. He is known for contrasting counterculture components of gangs, punk/metal music and the occult, with the comforts of domesticity.


To take part, simply email jessica.litherland@macbirmingham.co.uk and let her know you’re planning to send your T-shirts to MAC at the address below by the end of March. Include your name and contact details, plus any details you have about the T-shirts you are sending (why you love the band, where you bought it, how long you have had it etc) and in return you will be invited to the exhibition launch and receive a special gift from Ben as a thank you.


Jessica Litherland

Visual Arts Producer

Midlands Arts Centre

Cannon Hill Park


B12 9QH

Calling all metalheads! Artist Ben Venom needs your T-shirts!