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Black Country Lungs

NEWS : November 15, 2017

‘The process is slow; one has to take time to let life happen… It is only through sharing intimate conversations one is able to come close’  Corinne Noordenbos, 2016   Since June 2015, we’ve been working with Dutch photographer Corinne Noordenbos on Black Country Lungs, a project exploring COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder) in the Black […]


Campaign with Susan Meiselas to raise funds for women in refuge

NEWS : October 31, 2017

“Only when I actually entered a refuge and found openness to start a dialogue, did I begin to imagine creating a work that could connect women whose lives had been mostly deeply impacted, with women who could listen and learn from them” Susan Meiselas, 2017 During 2015 and 2016, we collaborated with Magnum photographer, Susan Meiselas […]


Blast! opportunity for artists & curators

NEWS : July 27, 2017

We have an exciting opportunity for West Midlands based artists and curators to create new work / exhibition/ performances, collaborating with the communities of the six towns of Sandwell, to be presented as part of Blast! in 2019. Curators’ Opportunity Curators are invited to apply for one of six commissions to work within one of […]


David Goldblatt’s work exhibited at 2 UK prisons

NEWS : June 27, 2017

Multistory recently exhibited David Goldblatt’s Ex-Offenders at the Scene of Crime at two UK prisons: HMP Manchester and HMP Birmingham. The exhibition explores crime through photographs and life stories of ex-offenders. David met with people who have committed crime, or been accused of it, and punished. It was important to him that he met them when they […]


Blast off! Multistory receives major Arts Council funding to bring new arts festival to Sandwell

NEWS : June 15, 2017

‘Thanks to new investment from the National Lottery supported Ambition for Excellence programme, Multistory has been awarded £417, 954 to bring Blast! – a new six month arts festival – to Sandwell, West Midlands in 2019. Blast! will provide an ambitious programme of photography, digital media and spoken word performances in public spaces, community venues, […]


New Website

NEWS : April 3, 2017

We’re proud to unveil our new website, a completely different look and layout to tell our stories in an easy to use format. We’ve added new and improved features to help you discover the great art that our projects and collaborators have produced with, for and about the people of Sandwell. For our projects produced […]


Discoveries on your Doorstep

NEWS : September 7, 2016

Francois Matarasso, community art worker, writer and researcher, writes on the importance of libraries as art centres.  The pigeon film was incredible. I have seen it before and I’ve come to see it again. When I grew up nearly every other garden had pigeons. It’s a rich man’s sport now. Libraries are about books – everybody knows that. […]


Home Made in Smethwick: Book Launch

NEWS : August 12, 2016

Home made cheese, rainbow-coloured macaroons, photographs and favourite family recipes were shared at the launch of ‘Home Made in Smethwick‘, our new, limited edition book, with photographer, Liz Hingley. The event brought together the people in the book, their friends and family and residents from the Smethwick community to see, for the first time, the […]