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On Saturday Blast! Festival will come to a close, and @the_caravan_gallery are throwing a party to celebrate the culmination of a fantastic collection of photos, stories and objects that make up their Sandwell Pride of Place Project exhibition, donated by the local community over the last six weeks. . A final chance to make your mark on The People’s Map of Sandwell and admire the finished exhibition in a festive atmosphere! Refreshments and entertainment provided- all welcome. . See the Blast! Website for details. . . . . . . . . #BlastPhotoFest2019 #socialdocumentaryphotography #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : June 27, 2019

On Saturday Blast! Festival will come to a close, and @the_caravan_gallery are throwing a party to celebrate the culmination of a fantastic collection of photos, stories and objects that make up their Sandwell Pride of Place Project exhibition, donated by the local community over the last six weeks. . A final chance to make your […]


Last week at Blast! Festival we focused on #Smethwick – highlights included collaborating with @mothershipprojects to organise an event that celebrated the fantastic designs made by women from MARKit. Keep an eye out for more of their wonderful projects to come! . @jaskirtboora, @brian.homer and @niallmcdiarmid talked about their approach to photographic portraiture with @euripides_altintzoglou at Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, while Soundkitchen led a sound walk across Smethwick, and Janine Wiedel spoke about her work with Craig Ashley at a screening of ‘Camera in the Streets’. @jaskirtboora launched her project ‘Mitti Di Kushboo – The Smell of the Land’ at @lightwoods_house_and_park on a wonderfully warm and sunny evening. . At the weekend, Billy Dosanjh launched his project “The Exiles”, alongside the publication & related exhibition “Black Country Sikhs” at Smethwick Heritage Centre. A huge thanks to everyone involved, including @grahampeet, curator and editor of Black Country Sikhs, Narinder Singh Rai and Chris Sutton at Smethwick Heritage Centre, MP Preet Kaur Gill and Humraaj Shergill from The Smethwick Gurdwara. . . . . . . . . #BlastPhotoFest2019 #socialdocumentaryphotography #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : June 26, 2019

Last week at Blast! Festival we focused on #Smethwick – highlights included collaborating with @mothershipprojects to organise an event that celebrated the fantastic designs made by women from MARKit. Keep an eye out for more of their wonderful projects to come! . @jaskirtboora, @brian.homer and @niallmcdiarmid talked about their approach to photographic portraiture with @euripides_altintzoglou […]


We can’t believe it’s the last week of Blast! Festival already! There’s still time to visit exhibitions across the six towns of Sandwell, with exhibitions open until 29 June. Here’s a summary of this week’s events, if you want an in-depth list of the events taking place and how to book visit our blog on the news section on the Blast! Website. . This week, the festival comes to a close while highlighting the #Sandwell town of Wednesbury. Visit the Five Decades of Self Portrait exhibition at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery while you’re there, showcasing photography by David Attie and The Handsworth Self Portrait Project. . . . . . . . #BlastPhotoFest2019 #socialdocumentaryphotography #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : June 24, 2019

We can’t believe it’s the last week of Blast! Festival already! There’s still time to visit exhibitions across the six towns of Sandwell, with exhibitions open until 29 June. Here’s a summary of this week’s events, if you want an in-depth list of the events taking place and how to book visit our blog on […]


Last night photographer @jaskirtboora gave a talk about her approach to portrait photography at the Five Decades of Self Portrait panel discussion, and about her exhibition ‘Mitti Di Khushboo – The Smell of the Land’, which archives her family’s experiences of migrating to England in the late 1970s through portraiture and handwritten stories. . Join us tonight from 6 – 8PM at Lightwoods House in Smethwick to celebrate the exhibition launch. ‘Mitti Di Kushboo’ is open to the public until 29 June 2019 as part of Blast! Festival of Photography Talks and Walks – see the Blast! website for opening times. . Install photos by @anneka.french . . . . . #BlastPhotoFest2019 #socialdocumentaryphotography #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : June 21, 2019

Last night photographer @jaskirtboora gave a talk about her approach to portrait photography at the Five Decades of Self Portrait panel discussion, and about her exhibition ‘Mitti Di Khushboo – The Smell of the Land’, which archives her family’s experiences of migrating to England in the late 1970s through portraiture and handwritten stories. . Join […]


This Friday 21 June join us at 1PM at the Blast! venue ‘Former Poundland’, for a screening of Camera in the Streets, a documentary about Janine Wiedel’s work photographing West Midlands Industry. The film is followed by a discussion between Janine Wiedel and curator Craig Ashley. . Janine Wiedel’s work has covered issues of social concern since the late 60s, with a focus on groups struggling to survive on the edges of mainstream society. Wiedel was awarded the West Midlands Art Bursary 1978 and spent two years recording the region’s industries, including chain-making in Cradley Heath and Bilston’s steelworks. . Showcasing work by Janine and John Myers, Black Country Living raises pertinent questions for the lives of people living in the Black Country. As a divided Britain contemplates a future outside the EU, how will the changes brought about by Brexit impact Sandwell, here at the heart of the nation? The exhibition is presented in public spaces throughout the Blast! Festival period until 29 June 2019. . . . . . . #BlastPhotoFest2019 #socialdocumentaryphotography #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : June 20, 2019

This Friday 21 June join us at 1PM at the Blast! venue ‘Former Poundland’, for a screening of Camera in the Streets, a documentary about Janine Wiedel’s work photographing West Midlands Industry. The film is followed by a discussion between Janine Wiedel and curator Craig Ashley. . Janine Wiedel’s work has covered issues of social […]


Tomorrow at Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, see the exhibition Five Decades of Self Portrait, and join us for a talk at 1PM with @jaskirtboora, @brian.homer and @niallmcdiarmid, exploring their approach to photographic portraiture, chaired by Dr @euripides_altintzoglou. Book your place at the talk via the events section on our website under #Wednesbury. The exhibition is open to the public until 29 June 2019. . . . . . . . #BlastPhotoFest2019 #socialdocumentaryphotography #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : June 19, 2019

Tomorrow at Wednesbury Museum & Art Gallery, see the exhibition Five Decades of Self Portrait, and join us for a talk at 1PM with @jaskirtboora, @brian.homer and @niallmcdiarmid, exploring their approach to photographic portraiture, chaired by Dr @euripides_altintzoglou. Book your place at the talk via the events section on our website under #Wednesbury. The exhibition […]


This week Blast! Festival of Photography, Talk and Walks goes to Smethwick, with artist talks, exhibition launches, community events and sound walks to take part in! . Exhibitions to visit while you’re there are: The Exiles by Billy Dosanjh and Black Country Siks at Smethwick Heritage Centre, Mitti Di Kushboo – The Smell of the Land by Jaskirt Boora at Lightwoods House and Homemade in Smethwick by Liz Hingley outside Thimblemill Library. . Visit the news section on the Blast! Festival website for event timings and booking links. . . . . . . . #BlastPhotoFest2019 #socialdocumentaryphotography #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : June 17, 2019

This week Blast! Festival of Photography, Talk and Walks goes to Smethwick, with artist talks, exhibition launches, community events and sound walks to take part in! . Exhibitions to visit while you’re there are: The Exiles by Billy Dosanjh and Black Country Siks at Smethwick Heritage Centre, Mitti Di Kushboo – The Smell of the […]


Girl Gaze: Journeys Through The Punjab & Black Country, UK brings together newly commissioned work by artists Jocelyn Allen (UK), Jennifer Pattison (UK), Andrea Fernandes (India) and Uzma Mohsin (India). The works explore themes of gender, identity, patriarchy, tradition, culture, memory and place. Curated by @iofergusson, and produced by @creativeblackcountry. . Girl Gaze is exhibiting at The British Muslim School in West Bromwich until 29 June 2019, as part of Blast! Festival of Photography, Talks and Walks. See the Blast! Festival website for opening times. . Photo by Uzma Mohsin. . . . . . . . . #BlastPhotoFest2019 #socialdocumentaryphotography #Multistory #multistoryartist #Sandwell #AmbitionforExcellence #ACE #westmidlandsartsbursary #ACEmidlands #CultureMatters #SandwellCouncil #MultistoryArtists #Community #artsfestival #ACEsupported #NationalLottery

NEWS : June 13, 2019

Girl Gaze: Journeys Through The Punjab & Black Country, UK brings together newly commissioned work by artists Jocelyn Allen (UK), Jennifer Pattison (UK), Andrea Fernandes (India) and Uzma Mohsin (India). The works explore themes of gender, identity, patriarchy, tradition, culture, memory and place. Curated by @iofergusson, and produced by @creativeblackcountry. . Girl Gaze is exhibiting […]