Director/Founding Member, Grand Union
Cheryl Jones is Director and one of the founding members of Grand Union, a gallery and artist studios complex in Digbeth.
Grand Union aims to create opportunities for people to access important and innovative artwork that encourages and enables professional development, and collaborative thinking and learning. It currently houses workspace for 22 artists and presents a lively programme of contemporary exhibitions and events.
Since 2009 Cheryl has successfully developed Grand Union from being run voluntarily by a collective of artists and curators, to an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
Grand Union is now embarking on a capital project that will transform Junction Works, a beautiful mid-nineteenth century, Grade II listed canal building in Digbeth, into a vibrant centre for the presentation and production of contemporary art.
Alongside Grand Union, Cheryl runs Birmingham Art Map with Ruth Claxton as Self Service and has played a key part in developing Digbeth First Fridays.