New Art Birmingham was a forerunner to the art market development research and initiatives taking place in Birmingham and the West Midlands. The event preceded ‘Sewing the Seeds’, Cultivate and Art of Ideas and sought to stimulate art market activity and dialogue. Jeremy Deller, Idris Khan, Chris Hammond, Kenny Schacter, David Gryn, Anders Petterson, Matt Price were amongst the personalities engaged in the programme as curators and panelists.
The event took place during 2005 and 2007 and developed new audiences and sales for artists taking part. Exhibiting artists included Faye Claridge, Dan Burwood, Stuart Whipps, Chris Keenan, Indre Serpytyte, Yoke and Zoom and The Outcrowd.