Multistory is a community arts charity based in West Bromwich in the borough of Sandwell. We are creating a contemporary body of photographic work, films, oral histories and an online digital archive that documents life in Sandwell and the Black Country. Multistory works in collaboration with acclaimed photographers, writers and local people to tell their stories of everyday life. Artists that we have invited to work on projects include photographers Polly Braden, Mahtab Hussain, Susan Meiselas, Corinne Noordenbos, Laura Pannack, Martin Parr and Jon Tonks and writer, Emma Purshouse.
The Multistory Collection is a growing body of work has been produced since 2010 and includes photographic images, stories, film, interviews with artists and oral histories from participants. The Multistory Collection has been archived and digitized to make it easily accessible.
We have worked with a range of partners to deliver a diverse range of projects across a variety of settings over the past years. These include: Sandwell Council, the BBC, Centrala, Creative Black Country, Flatpack Film Festival, GRAIN, the Financial Times, The New Art Gallery Walsall, Oxford Brookes University, Plymouth University, Black Country Touring, and many more.