Brian Griffiths’ public artwork is a sculpture that can be worn by the city of Birmingham and its people. He proposes to work with a select group of craftspeople from the Jewellery Quarter to produce a series of bespoke pieces of jewellery which will be made available to the public, as well as being translated onto Eastside City Park as a giant glorious sculpture.
Brian Griffiths, born in 1968 in Stratford-upon-Avon, lives and works in London. Since the late 1990s Griffiths has been making sculptures that value narrative and overblown theatricality through the use of everyday objects. He has had important solo exhibitions at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2015); Tramway, Glasgow (2014); Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo (2012) and Arnolfini, Bristol (2004). His work has also been shown as part of British Art Show 7, Hayward Touring Exhibition (2011); ‘Nothing is Impossible’, The Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh (2010) and Lustwarande 08 Wanderland, Fundament Foundation, Tilburg (2008).