Posts in Open Access
Open Access: Goscote Greenacres

Goscote Greenacres Community Garden brings people together through gardening. The project aims to engage the local community and adults with learning disabilities and their award will help them create a willow tunnel and scarecrows around the garden.

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Open AccessKerry 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
Featured Artist Louise Byng

Louise Byng’s distinctive hand drawn style has become instantly recognisable and she is fast becoming the go-to illustrator to turn to. We’ve been digging her since she produced some great live work for illustration festival Eye Candy several years ago but more recently the Halesowen-based artist produced 12 stunning 2-colour illustrations for a collaborative calendar for Creative Black Country which was printed by risograph masters Rope Press.

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Silver Thread Tapestries on tour

If you have been lucky enough to see Grayson Perry’s wonderful The Vanity of Small Differences on tour then you will have an idea of what Silver Thread Tapestries is all about. A project that brings together the delicate nature of sewing and community, telling stories of people, places and spaces.

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