The Hive JQ

The Hive is a community hub for Birmingham in an historic building, with an award-winning organic café and bakery, craft workshops, exhibitions and event spaces.

Independent JQ Today

Independent JQ Today is a photographic exhibition by the artist Marta Kochanek. Marta was commissioned by The Hive to capture the thriving creative businesses of the Jewellery Quarter (JQ), Birmingham. This project saw her work with an array of practitioners including stationery designers, florists and jewellery makers, all who call the JQ their home.

The JQ is a unique and special place with a rich history of migration and industry. It is magical to see that in the 21st century, the tradition of making and innovation continues today. 

FREE exhibition in our corridor spaces 

Please Note: Social distancing measures are in place to reduce the number of visitors in the gallery and exhibition spaces at any time, cleaning of the area is carried out in between timed sessions, and a through route is in place to reduce gathering. 


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