Jennifer Pattison & Laura Pannack at BLAST Festival

We are delighted to have both Jennifer Pattison & Laura Pannack as be part of Blast! Festival of Photography. Blast! is a festival like no other – made with and for the people of Sandwell – running from Friday 24 May – Saturday 29 June 2019

Exhibitions, film screenings, events, talks and walks will be presented on the streets, the Metro line, shops and libraries and pubs, on historic buildings and in the community halls and venues of Sandwell.


Group Exhibition
Girl Gaze: Journeys Through The Punjab & The Black Country, UK is a photographic exploration of The Punjab and diaspora communities in the West Midlands through the voices of young girls and women. 

Bringing together newly-commissioned work by four women artists: Jocelyn Allen (UK), Jennifer Pattison (UK), Andrea Fernandes (India) and Uzma Mohsin (India). The exhibition explores diverse themes regarding gender, identity, patriarchy, tradition, culture, memory, place, belonging and difference that shape the lives of women in both countries. 

Curated by Iona Fergusson. Produced by Creative Black Country.

24.05.2019 – 29.06.2019
Wed - Sat: 11AM - 4PM
The British Muslim School, Latifiah Fultali Complex, Lodge Road, West Bromwich, B70 8NX


THE CRACKER is a series of portraits of teenagers living in Tipton. As a starting point, Laura was introduced to them by Sandwell Youth Services and then continued to return over a period of one year as she was drawn to this area for its tight knit community. Through her photographs, she aims to explore the friendships, the unique language and tradition of the area and the characters that, “for me, should not be lost or ignored”. 

The portraits will be published in a magazine for the participants and presented at an outdoor screening at a special event with food and music in collaboration with Sandwell Youth Service.

5:30PM - 9:30PM
The Tibby, Tipton, DY4 9QR