Fresh from its successful showing at the New Art Gallery in Walsall during December 2016, the exhibition ‘Punk in Walsall: life and legacy’ is now coming to Birmingham, and will be on view from 16th January to February 6th at the Parkside Gallery in Birmingham City University.
The exhibition is a unique collection of specially commissioned portrait photographs and interviews with punks from Walsall, reflecting on what punk meant to them at the time, and still means to them decades later.
Interesting, funny, and inspiring, it’s a celebration of the dramatic impact of the punk scene on young people in one West Midlands town. The exhibition is open to all, entry is free, and visitors will be able to take a copy of the free newspaper produced as part of this project.
This project was curated by Steve Pottinger, who says:
“I was very keen to record how punk changed people’s lives in places like Walsall, and I’m really proud of what we’ve created. The stories this project brings to life are wonderfully interesting and varied.”
The ‘Punk in Walsall’ exhibition was made possible through a Sharing Heritage grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to Walsall Creative Factory, an organisation founded to develop and deliver exciting and dynamic arts and heritage projects and events with local communities, and to celebrate diversity and culture.
The Parkside Gallery is based at is open 9am-7pm Mon-Fri, and 9-6pm on Saturdays.