Sandwell Pride of Place Project

The Caravan Gallery is thrilled to be working with West Bromwich based Multistory as lead artists for Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks and Walks which will take place from 24 May – 29 June 2019.

Over the coming months we’ll be making regular visits to Sandwell’s six towns – Smethwick, Oldbury, Wednesbury, Tipton, Rowley Regis and West Bromwich – both with and without the caravan. Using our own photography, as well as stories, fascinating facts, artwork, objects and ephemera collected en route, we will work with the community to create a portrait of each town and its people. The end result will be brought together in a series of publications and a large celebratory exhibition at Blast! Festival in West Bromwich.

Our first caravan outings in Sandwell are as follows:

Monday 7th May – Princes End Community Fun Day, Laybourne Park, Tipton
Tuesday 8th May – Oldbury Market
Wednesday 9th May – Tipton Library
Thursday 10th May – West Bromwich Outdoor Market
Friday 11th May – Wednesbury Market
Saturday 9th June – Cradley Heath Arts Festival (by Tesco Extra, Foxoak St)
Sunday 11th June – Lightwoods House, Adkins Lane, Smethwick, B67 5DP

An evolving exhibition in The Caravan Gallery will feature our own photographs of Sandwell alongside public contributions relating to the area. Please drop in for a look around and find out how to get involved in the project. All welcome!

Further details will be confirmed soon, so please check our website regularly. We’ve also set up a dedicated Sandwell Pride of Place Project Facebook group where you can see photos of our adventures and share your own impressions of Sandwell.