May 11 - Aug 27
As part of our exhibition Joy Sticks, BOM presents a special space celebrating ‘Birmingham’s Baton’. We are of course referring to the Queen’s Baton which BOM helped to create.
Working in partnership with Raymont Osman product designers, Kajul engineers and MAOKWO arts and social justice organisation, BOM led the technology development for the Queen’s Baton which has been collecting data and stories as it has travelled the world prior to the Games taking place in Birmingham from 28 July 2022.
Find out about the 294 day journey the Baton has taken across the globe. We meet the extraordinary changemakers who are driving positive change in environmental and community issues, and experience brand new data artworks exploring air quality data from across the Commonwealth by BOM Artist Resident Antonio Roberts and Canadian Artist Fezz Stenton.
Please note: the Queens Baton itself is no longer on display at BOM.
Presented as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival.