Girl Gaze Jennifer Pattison

Jennifer Pattison’s interest in magical worlds finds expression in the rich traditions of the Punjabi lori. Her fine art photographs, titled Rice Pudding Moon & The River of Dreams, are inspired by songs that sing of a mother’s love and of a land of dreams. The artist is interested in how lullabies are passed down the generations from grandmother to daughter to grandchild.

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Girl Gaze Jocelyn Allen

Jocelyn Allen’s You Will Live in This World as A Daughter is a series of playful portraits of girls and young women that explores what it is to be born a daughter of the Punjab. Behind her playful portrayals is a meaningful enquiry into their visibility within traditionally patriarchal communities.

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2017, what a year!

Well, what a year 2017 turned out to be for Creative Black Country. We started with plans for a new comedy festival, asking people to nominate talented individuals who were great and what they do and beginning to pull together a book featuring the work we’d commissioned with our Desi Pub landlords.

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NewsKerry O'Coy
100 Masters supplement with the Express and Star has landed

In today’s Express & Star you will find the 100 Masters supplement listing all 100 of our fabulous masters in celebration of the Festival of Masters event, taking place next Saturday (25 Nov) at the Starworks Warehouse in Wolverhampton! As well as reading about the masters and the festival, you can also watch Juneau Projects illustrations come alive with augmented reality when you use the Layar app on your phones or tablets.

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100 MastersKerry O'Coy
Katie Tomlinson - featured artist

As Creative Black Country comes to the end of its initial three-year program the team wanted to celebrate the achievements of their Open Access initiative. Open Access exists to get as many people from Wolverhampton, Walsall and Sandwell to organise and get involved in cultural activity.

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News, Open AccessKerry O'Coy