May 22, 2017

Great 3-page piece in yesterday’s Observer Review on ‘A Room of Their Own’, our new project with #MagnumPhotographer Susan Meiselas and women in a Black Country refuge. “Turning its pages, the first thing you notice is how startlingly few people appear in the pictures she took over several months in 2015 and 2016 (a period when, as their funds were cut, the refuges “had to downsize fairly dramatically”). On the rare occasions when a woman can be seen, her face may be obscured; the presence of any children is usually indicated only by the sight of scattered toys and tiny T-shirts drying on radiators.” – Rachel Cooke Made in partnership with @CreativeBlackCountry #ACEMidlands #MagnumPhotos #SusanMeiselas #womeninrefuge #Multistory #BlackCountryStories


May 11, 2017

It’s arrived! Our new book with photographer #SusanMeiselas. A Room of Their Own is a visual narrative combining photographs, first hand testimonies and original art works. It was created through a series of collaborative workshops with Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas and women in refuge, in the Black Country, over 2015 and 2016. A Room of Their Own is a partnership project with @multistory and @creativeblackcountry (as part of ACE Creative People & Places Programme). Available to preorder from our shop: #ARoomofTheirOwn #Multistory #Publication #womeninrefuge #SusanMeiselas #magnumphotos #creativeblackcountry


May 4, 2017

It’s a pleasure to have photographer #CorinneNoordenbos in the #blackcountry for the final photo shoot of the project. Once again we’ll be visiting people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder) and asking them to share their stories. #copd #community #photography #blackcountry #stories #behindthescenes


April 27, 2017

Blind sweet tasting at special screening of Martin Parr’s film Teddy Gray’s Sweet Factory. Lovely to see the Teddy Gray family again. Thanks to all to came. #teddygray #sweets #documentary #film #sandwelllibraries


New Website

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 […]


March 14, 2017

Nice to see familiar faces at Liz Hingley’s Home Made in Smethwick exhibition at Oldbury Library. The exhibition will stay at Oldbury until 12 April before touring to Tipton, Blackheath and West Bromwich Libraries. More info can be found at #homemadeinsmethwick #sandwell #exhibition #tour #oldbury #homemade #bread


February 7, 2017

We loved ‘Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs (2000-2004)’, an exhibition by Pushpamala N in collaboration with Clare Arni at Balbul Academy of Fine Arts. Day 2 @chobimela #dhaka #bangladesh #international #photography #festival


February 3, 2017

Joyous start to the @chobimela International Festival of #Photography in #Dhaka #Bangladesh at the opening rally. Music and dancing always a good way to stop the traffic!