Large-scale sketch of City display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Large-scale sketch of City display at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Visitors to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG) will be able to get a new perspective on the city as an intricate large-scale aerial sketch of the entire city of Birmingham has gone on display at the museum. Sketch, aka Carl Lavia, revealed and signed the artwork at BMAG on Friday 14th October.

Carl is a London-based sketch artist and has always felt connected with Birmingham having spent a lot of time in the city during his childhood.  The sketch is the first in Carl’s project to draw all 69 cities within the UK.

The cityscape sketch features well-known Birmingham landmarks including the museum. The area depicted covers a radius as far north as Newhall Street, as far east as Ashted Circus, as far south as Park Street and as far west as Hagley Road. Carl chose to include several not yet completed regeneration projects currently happening within the city.

Alex Nicholson-Evans, Commercial Director at Birmingham Museums Trust, said: “Carl’s sketch of the city is breath-taking and we are delighted to be able to show the people of Birmingham his fantastic work at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

“We are sure visitors will be immersed in the piece finding landmarks and well-known places they know from across the city. That’s why we are pleased to offer visitors the chance to buy a mini print and take home their own copy of the impressive cityscape. Profits from sales will go towards ensuring we can keep caring for Birmingham’s unique collection and heritage, making sure it can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

The 60cmX34cm size print is available exclusively from the BMAG shop for £25. This will be the first time Carl has made the sketch available in this mini print format, which is expected to be popular with local residents keen to see the cityscape in their own home. Profits from the sale will support the work of Birmingham Museums Trust.

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