We create great art that people in Sandwell will want to take part in, be part of, see and talk about. We commission excellent, critically acclaimed artists because local people deserve to see and work with the best. We produce photographic work, films, exhibitions, publications, digital stories and archives that speak not just to Sandwell but to the whole country and beyond. Above all, we work with artists to tell compelling stories that demand to be heard.

Explore our photography galleries, project listings and blog to discover more about the work we do.

Open for Business is touring!

We’re excited to announce that the exhibition is at the Plymouth Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AJ until 12 March, 2015. Further information can be found on the Open for Business website.

We've worked with 9 Magnum photographers to record manufacturing industries in 9 British cities. Click on the image to find out more about the project.

72 ft motor yachts at Princess Yachts, Plymouth, 2013. Image © Chris Steele-Perkins / Magnum Photos

Black Country Stories archive

We’ve been working with world-class photographers and writers to document life in Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley and beyond.

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Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick, 2010
Image: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Martin Parr in the Black Country!

Magnum photographer Martin Parr has completed his commission to capture scenes of everyday life in the Black Country.

Click the image to see the wonderfully diverse photographic archive of the Black Country through the eyes of one of Britain's most loved photographers…

St George's Day Parade, West Bromwich, 2010
Image: © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
Colours © Mark Power

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Colours © Mark Power

Black Country Women magazine is launched

‘Black Country Women’ is a women’s magazine commissioned and produced by Multistory with, for and about Black Country women, with stories by Margaret Drabble and photographs by Martin Parr.

Bus Stop. Image © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Featured Projects

Black Country Stories

Teddy Gray's Sweet Factory, Dudley, 2010Black Country Stories works with internationally-renowned documentary photographers, film makers and authors to tell amazing stories that celebrate everyday life in the Black Country.
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Open for

Open for BusinessOpen for Business is the largely untold story of British manufacturing and industry through the lens of the world’s greatest photographers.
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Black Country Women

‘Black Country Women’ is a women’s magazine for, and about, Black Country women.  It has stories by Margaret Drabble and all of the photographs have been taken by Martin Parr.
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Black Country Allotment Society

Black Country Allotment Society is a specially commissioned publication by Susie Parr, author of the critically acclaimed ‘Story of Swimming’.  Susie writes about the lives and experiences of plot holders from eight allotments set in the heart of Sandwell, using the wider Black Country as context.
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Chains, Dogs & CHAOS

Chains, Dogs & CHAOS is a film produced and directed by Sara Tibbetts. Set in Cradley Heath, located in the borough of Sandwell in the Black Country, a town rich in cultural history and heritage, the film reveals a series of remarkable interconnected stories.
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