August 2019
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Join us on 23 November at Oldbury Library for a screening of Robert Clayton’s short film ‘Estate’ (2015), followed by a conversation between Robert, residents of Lion Farm Estate and a representative from Accord Housing to discuss the work and its social implications, the need for social housing and community, and the reality of the housing situation in Sandwell.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ #robertclayton #socialdocumentaryphotography ⁣⁣ #Oldbury #LionFarmEstate #housing #socialhousing #Sandwell #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #contemporaryphotography #ambitionforexcellence⁣⁣⁣⁣

NEWS : August 30, 2019

Join us on 23 November at Oldbury Library for a screening of Robert Clayton’s short film ‘Estate’ (2015), followed by a conversation between Robert, residents of Lion Farm Estate and a representative from Accord Housing to discuss the work and its social implications, the need for social housing and community, and the reality of the […]


Join us on 23 November at Oldbury Library for a screening of Robert Clayton’s short film ‘Estate’ (2015), followed by a conversation between Robert, residents of Lion Farm Estate and a representative from Accord Housing to discuss the work and its social implications, the need for social housing and community, and the reality of the housing situation in Sandwell.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ .⁣⁣ #robertclayton #socialdocumentaryphotography ⁣⁣ #Oldbury #LionFarmEstate #housing #socialhousing #Sandwell #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #contemporaryphotography #ambitionforexcellence⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣

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Join us on 23 November at Oldbury Library for a screening of Robert Clayton’s short film ‘Estate’ (2015), followed by a conversation between Robert, residents of Lion Farm Estate and a representative from Accord Housing to discuss the work and its social implications, the need for social housing and community, and the reality of the […]


We’re delighted to announce ‘Black Country Lungs’ will tour to Walsall Manor Hospital from 5 to 29 September 2019. Black Country Lungs is a photographic exhibition from a collaboration between Multistory and Dutch photographer Corinne Noordenbos. It tells the stories of people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Walsall and the Black Country through photographs and first hand testimonies. The project culminated in a photo book and exhibition in May 2018 and we have now partnered with Walsall Manor Hospital to curate a special version of the exhibition for the hospital, along with a programme of events. If you didn’t get a chance to see the exhibition last time, why not join us at one of our events: Guided Tour & Coffee Morning – Wednesday 25 September, 2019 / 10.30am – 12.30pm Symposium – Thursday 26 September 2019 / 9.30am – 1pm Visit the ‘Events’ page on the Multistory website for more info. . . . . . . #blackcountrylungs #corinnenoordenbos #lungs #health #photography #art #exhibition #collaboration #artsandhealth

NEWS : August 27, 2019

We’re delighted to announce ‘Black Country Lungs’ will tour to Walsall Manor Hospital from 5 to 29 September 2019. Black Country Lungs is a photographic exhibition from a collaboration between Multistory and Dutch photographer Corinne Noordenbos. It tells the stories of people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Walsall and the Black Country […]


We’re pleased to announce the touring exhibition ‘Estate Return’ by photographer Robert Clayton is opening at Langley Library on 2 September.⁣ ⁣ In 1991, Robert completed his social documentary project on the Lion Farm Estate in Oldbury under the guidance of photographer Nick Hedges at Wolverhampton University. Years later, the original work was published in a book (Estate) and Robert was subsequently commissioned in 2017 by Multistory to return to the same location. Almost three decades have since passed and Robert’s new body of work continues to explore this working class community. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Exhibition Tour Dates:⁣ Langley Library / 2 to 28 Sept 2019⁣ Bleakhouse Library / 1 to 30 Oct 2019⁣ Oldbury Library / 1 to 30 Nov 2019⁣ ⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #BlastPhotoFest2019 #robertclayton #documentary #socialdocumentaryphotography #photography #Oldbury #LionFarmEstate #housing #socialhousing #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #ACEmidlands #ACEsupported #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #Photography #Portraits #artsfestival #photographyfestival #contemporaryphotography #ambitionforexcellence

NEWS : August 23, 2019

We’re pleased to announce the touring exhibition ‘Estate Return’ by photographer Robert Clayton is opening at Langley Library on 2 September.⁣ ⁣ In 1991, Robert completed his social documentary project on the Lion Farm Estate in Oldbury under the guidance of photographer Nick Hedges at Wolverhampton University. Years later, the original work was published in […]


It’s day two of @laurapannack’s takeover of the @magentafoundation. The second photo tells the story of Josh and his snakes. “They coiled around his arms with a sense of familiarity and I dived deep into my viewfinder” You can find out more about Laura’s commission ‘The Cracker’ over on our website, link in bio ️ Jake’s snakes Laura Pannack .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #laurapannack #Blastphotofest2019 #ambitionsforexcellence #artsfestival #community #sandwell #magentafoundation #instagramtakeover #artscouncilengland #community #tipton #commonspace #snakesofinstagram ⁣

NEWS : August 22, 2019

It’s day two of @laurapannack’s takeover of the @magentafoundation. The second photo tells the story of Josh and his snakes. “They coiled around his arms with a sense of familiarity and I dived deep into my viewfinder” You can find out more about Laura’s commission ‘The Cracker’ over on our website, link in bio ️ […]


Head over to @magentafoundation to see @laurapannack’s Instagram takeover. First photo tells the story behind this image, taken as part of her #multistory commission ‘The Cracker’. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ “We met at ‘The Dipper’, (an anxiety provoking dip in the land laden with bike tracks from brave souls who dared to ride down and lose their stomachs)”⁣ ⁣ ⁣ The Dipper Laura Pannack⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #laurapannack #Blastphotofest2019 #ambitionsforexcellence #artsfestival #community #sandwell #magentafoundation #instagramtakeover #artscouncilengland #community #tipton #commonspace

NEWS : August 20, 2019

Head over to @magentafoundation to see @laurapannack’s Instagram takeover. First photo tells the story behind this image, taken as part of her #multistory commission ‘The Cracker’. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ “We met at ‘The Dipper’, (an anxiety provoking dip in the land laden with bike tracks from brave souls who dared to ride down and lose […]


“Scouts mean a lot to me. The feeling you get when children come up to you after a meeting or a camp and say ‘thank you. I had so much fun’, or ‘thank you, I can finally be me.’ It means the world.” I was born in Poland and came over when I was 6 years old. I always struggled with having just one home. When people would ask: “where would you rather be?” or “what football team do you support?” if England and Poland play – I always struggled with that. For me, home is where my family and friends are, somewhere I am wanted. Poland is home but my home is also here in England – I have family in both, and I have friends in both. Sometimes it’s tough to be told you aren’t really English so your home can’t be here – or you live abroad so you shouldn’t consider Poland as home. If I’m honest there is so many of us that struggle with such a split. Sometimes it feels as if I have to have two different personalities: the Polish Martyna and the English one.” . . Photo credit: Martyna, Polish Saturday School, September 2017 @jon_tonks . . Jon Tonks’ collaboration with Multistory, Stories of Home is a portrait of the Central and Eastern European communities who live in Sandwell, The project was commissioned by Multistory and supported by Creative Black Country. . . #worldphotoday2019 #multistory #creativeblackcountry #community #sandwellcouncil #ACE #ArtsCouncilEngland #sandwell #blackcountry #scouts

NEWS : August 19, 2019

“Scouts mean a lot to me. The feeling you get when children come up to you after a meeting or a camp and say ‘thank you. I had so much fun’, or ‘thank you, I can finally be me.’ It means the world.” I was born in Poland and came over when I was 6 […]


Thanks to Michael Landelle for the gorgeous photos of Dawinder Bansal’s #blastphotofest2019 event, Asian Women & Cars: Road to Independence. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Following a tour of Dawinder’s exhibition, and the group exhibition Girl Gaze, Dawinder was joined by Anita Goyal, Bharulata Patel-Kamble and Jagdish Khaira in a discussion drawing from the panelists’ personal experiences of driving and influencing social change for South Asian girls and women in the UK and India. ⁣ @dawinderbansal .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ .⁣ #dawinderbansal #asianwomenandcars #multistory #acemidlands #sandwellcouncil #ambitionforexcellence #photographyfestival #community #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : August 14, 2019

Thanks to Michael Landelle for the gorgeous photos of Dawinder Bansal’s #blastphotofest2019 event, Asian Women & Cars: Road to Independence. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Following a tour of Dawinder’s exhibition, and the group exhibition Girl Gaze, Dawinder was joined by Anita Goyal, Bharulata Patel-Kamble and Jagdish Khaira in a discussion drawing from the panelists’ personal experiences […]