Prince of Wales, West Bromwich – 2016
Six West Midlands based artists created bespoke artworks with six Black Country Desi Pubs, working closely with the landlords, staff and regulars to reflect the Desi pub story and how they have redefined Black Country pub culture.
Artists Steven Cartwright, Jagdish Patel, Cameron Galt, Anand Chhabra & Sarvjit Sra and Caroline Jariwala join the project which will culminate in an exhibition at South Bank Centre, London in May, a BBC documentary and a publication.
The artworks include Steven Cartwright’s stunning stained glass windows at The Red Lion, West Bromwich, featuring the Punjabi Workers Association and Malcolm X in the 60’s;
Caroline Jariwala’s beautiful large-scale mosaic mural depicting dancers and dhol drummers for the Prince of Wales, West Bromwich;
Portrait photography by Jagdish Patel, Anand Chhabra & Sarvjit Sra at the Ivy Bush, The Fourways, The Sportsman and Island Inn; Cameron Galt’s large oil painting of the landlords and staff at The Red Cow.
These artworks tell the extraordinary stories of migration, survival, love and food.
A Creative Black Country project funded by The Arts Council England.