The Great Barnfield Rambles is an investigation into the life of the enigma that is Fred Barnfield, a locally celebrated artist and Sandwell legend.
Trevor Pitt has been rambling (walking) and rambling (talking) with people from the Black Country who knew Fred, these rambles have culminated in a 60 minute podcast, inspired by the people Trevor met and the places he visited.
For the launch of Blast!, the podcast will be available to listen via the Blast! website. It will also be positioned as a listening post in Wednesbury.
Trevor will lead a ‘ramble’ on the festival’s final weekend, taking in locations in Wednesbury that were significant to Fred, and providing an opportunity to dig deeper into the stories that made him such a fascinating character.
This commission is part of the Forge Artist Open Call Programme which invited 12 West Midlands artists and/or curators to make new bodies of work for the Blast! Festival and take part in a mentorship programme.
Trevor Pitt is a Birmingham based artist and curator with a track record of creating inventive, intelligent and collaborative projects in galleries and community contexts for over 20 years. He has worked in various formats including installation, music, performance, public art, exhibitions and events.