Opening on the 2nd September in Walsall at The New Art Gallery Walsall, a major new free outdoor exhibition called Picturing High Streets tells the stories behind the town’s shopfronts. It celebrates high street heroes, captures familiar scenes, and invites audiences to consider the value and role of their local high street.
The exhibition, which runs until 1 October, features 65 photographs celebrating high street life, taken by members of the public collected through a national call out, at the New Art Gallery, Walsall Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG
Three winning photographs of contemporary Walsall high street life, selected from over 400 entries to Historic England’s recent Picturing Walsall competition, will be displayed in the exhibition. The winning entries and 7 runners up photographs will all become part of the Historic England Archive.
The winning photographs were chosen by a panel of judges including Annabel Clarke,
Senior Communications & Marketing Executive at The New Art Gallery Walsall, Stephen Burke, Project Producer at GRAIN Projects, and Tamsin Silvey, Cultural Programme Curator at Historic England.
Jay Mason Burns
Picturing Walsall is part of the national Picturing High Streets project commissioned by Historic England and delivered by Photoworks, as as part of the High Streets Heritage Action Zones Cultural Programme produced in partnership with Heritage Fund UK and Arts Council England.