Major art installation comes to the streets of Birmingham…

This Summer we are so excited to present a major exhibition by the award winning Brazilian artist Néle Azevedo titled Minimum Monument.

Minimum Monument

Minimum Monument

As part of Birmingham’s World War One commemorations, Minimum Monument will feature 5,000 figures made out of ice. Members of the public will be invited to place the thousands of ice sculptures of tiny men and women, 20 cm tall, on the steps of the city’s Chamberlain Square where they can watch as the sea of ice figures melt.

The project has been featured in cities including São Paulo, Havana, Tokyo, Kyoto, Paris, Berlin, Porto and Florence and the British premiere in Birmingham will feature the largest ever number of ice sculptures Néle has ever produced.

If you are interested in supporting Néle Azevedo and making this exciting project into a reality, we are offering opportunities for volunteering. Applicants must be over 18. For more information please contact

Minimum Monument will take place on Saturday 2 August from 1pm-4pm on the steps of Chamberlain Square, Birmingham and is a FREE event.

To find out more click here and take a look at video footage from this extraordinary event during it’s time in Berlin…

Minimum Monument is funded by Arts Council England, Birmingham Hippodrome and William A Cadbury Charitable Trust.

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