TAKE PART IN THE Sandwell Pride of Place Project

What does Sandwell mean to you?

Since late 2017, The Caravan Gallery have been making regular visits to the six towns of Sandwell. Using photography as a starting point they are working with local people to create a portrait of each town and its residents. Their findings will result in a series of publications and an exhibition for Blast! Festival which will see the former Poundland shop next to West Bromwich bus station turned into a temporary gallery-cum-alternative visitor centre celebrating the multifaceted character and creativity of the area.

The opening display will include photographs of Sandwell by The Caravan Gallery, a selection of entries from the Photo Competition (now closed) and a large hand drawn Map of Sandwell to which visitors can add their own observations, thoughts and confessions. The exhibition will grow and evolve throughout the festival as visitors add their own Sandwell-related contributions in any medium – stories, poetry, fascinating facts, memorabilia, drawings, paintings, photographs, sculpture etc, all of which can be loaned or donated to the project.

how to participate

Click here to take the Sandwell Pride of Place Project survey. Your responses will help The Caravan Gallery produce a set of publications celebrating the character of Sandwell’s six towns.

Find out how to contribute your Sandwell-related artwork, stories and memories to the Sandwell Pride of Place Project exhibition and join the project’s dedicated Facebook group here.