Springhill Institute is a project by artists >>Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, created 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 free to talk on any subject except art, and exhibitions such as Time & Breakfast, which opened at 6am with free fried breakfast instead of alcohol, subverting the art world norm and creating an altered platform for social interaction.

From 2004-2006 Springhill Institute hosted seven production residencies for international artists, each making an ambitious project in an intensive two-week process. Artists invited 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 up to this point are documented in >>Springhill Institute Report on Activities, with essays and writing by Manuel Saiz, Simon & Tom Bloor, Christoph Draeger and Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, and designed by James Langdon.


Springhill Institute is now operating as a mobile production platform to produce projects internationally and in various locations. Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry are currently based at the
>>Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, from where Springhill Institute currently heads its activities.


Contact:: springhill_institute(at)yahoo.com


Springhill Institute has been made possible by the generous and continued support of Arts Council England. Thankyou!