Sandwell Pride of Place Project

Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale of The Caravan Gallery will turn the empty Poundland shop in West Bromwich into an exhibition/alternative ‘Visitor Information Centre’ for the duration of the Blast! Festival. The Sandwell Pride of Place Project is a dynamic, diverse and creative celebration of Sandwell and its communities, evolving daily as visitors add to the artwork on display, share stories and make their mark on The People’s Map of Sandwell. The Caravan Gallery will exhibit their own photographs of Sandwell and share their unofficial visitor guides to the six towns.

Click here to take the Sandwell Pride of Place Project survey. Your responses will help The Caravan Gallery produce a set of 6 Town Guides for their Sandwell Pride of Place Project.

You can also share your Sandwell-related artwork, stories and memories through the Sandwell Pride of Place Project Facebook page here.



24.05.2019 – 29.06.2019

Opening times: TBC

The Sandwell Pride of Place Project opening party is at 6.30 pm on Friday 24 May, at the former Poundland shop (address below). All welcome!



Former Poundland shop, Unit 3, Kings Square Shopping Centre, High Street, West Bromwich, B70 7NW



The Caravan Gallery is a collaboration between artists and photographers, Jan Williams and Chris Teasdale, to document the reality and surreality of the way we live today. It is also a mobile exhibition space that engages with people and places ‘normal’ galleries might not easily reach. Jan and Chris use colour photography to create accessible but thought provoking images which frequently celebrate overlooked and occasionally bizarre aspects of everyday life.