CiB Shop Un-Launch
It’s been three long months since the store opened, attracting a wealth of Birmingham-based artistic talent and generating a great deal of local interest and custom.
We spoke to a few of the stall holders and creative folk who’ve been selling their wares, including city artist Matt Murtagh, who spoke to us on camera about his work. We also met Sonia Bhamra (pictured left) who was exhbiting her Painting with light pieces in the store.
Speaking about the shop’s success, Created in Birmingham editor and store owner Chris Unitt explained, “We were only meant to be in for six weeks to start with but we’ve been here for three months now and they’ve got a paying tenant to move in, which was always part of the deal, so they’ve got someone to take over the space from us now.
“Secondly, we could do with a bit of a break to catch up with ourselves and take stock and see how this might be done again because everything’s been done on the hoof and we’ve been learning a lot as we’ve been going along so we could probably do with a little bit of a break.”
Asked about whether the store would be making a comeback, Chris didn’t rule out the idea.
“There seems to be a lot of people wanting it to happen so we need to talk to some people who can make it happen,” he said.