Faces Of 2022, Exhibition
Grosvenor Rd Studios | 24th March – 11th August
Perry Barr Train Station | 18th June – 10th July
Birmingham 2022 Festival presents FACES OF 2022, a celebratory project about pride, place, identity and heritage in Perry Barr. A Creative City Project generously supported by Birmingham City Council.
The exhibition features 31 portraits made by acclaimed Birmingham based artist and photographer Maryam Wahid. Maryam worked with the people of Perry Barr and North Birmingham to capture their portraits as part of this project, photographing those that have contributed to culture, community and education in an extraordinary way.
The exhibition at Perry Barr train station is a unique opportunity to see these new portraits in the public realm and in the heart of the community in which they were made. Perry Barr is a special part of the city and the portraits capture the energy, identity and spirit of local people as well as marking their achievements.
Alongside the portrait commission the project has also seen artists working with groups and individuals in the area to capture stories, share family photographs and take part in workshops. Perry Barr is at the heart of the Commonwealth Games and at the heart of the city, the people of this distinct place are proud Birmingham residents with amazing stories to tell and contributions to be celebrated.
GRAIN would like to thank all the people who have taken part and shared their stories as well as the artists Maryam Wahid, Jaskirt Boora, Ayesha Jones, Nilupa Yasmin and Stephen Burke.
For their support for this unique exhibition opportunity GRAIN would also like to thank the West Midlands Combined Authority.
FACES OF 2022 is a partnership between GRAIN Projects and the Black Arts Forum for
Birmingham 2022, and is generously supported by Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Grosvenor Rd Studios, Exhibition opening times – Mon, Tue, Thur & Fri. 11am – 3pm.
Address – 16 Grosvenor Rd, Handsworth, Birmingham B20 3NP
Image Credit: Vidya Patel, by Maryam Wahid