Wolverhampton Wander with with Black Country Type - 8th July 2023


Wolverhampton Wander - Photo Walk

Saturday 8th July

Meet 1.00 outside Wolverhampton Train Station

A Wolverhampton wander taking in all the modern sites and sights.

An elegant Odeon and car park ramps.

A 1960's Art College and an immense shopping centre.

Led by photographer Tom Hicks aka Black Country Type and ably assisted be the Modernist Moocher Steve Marland.

"For this event I’ll be joining forces with the inimitable Steve Marland @marlandstephen

Steve has built up a cult following for his Modern Mooches. These meticulously researched walks focus on design, architecture and social history.

The photowalk is an opportunity to learn more about my practice and to discover new approaches to urban photography. No prior experience of photography is necessary.

The Modernist is dedicated to celebrating and engaging with twentieth century architecture and design, through publishing, events, exhibitions and creative collaborations.

Special thanks to The Wolverhampton School of Art @wlv_soa for opening up the doors of its iconic building for part of the photowalk. "

In this ongoing photography project - Black Country Type, Tom explores the post-industrial landscape of the West Midlands, focusing on words, typography, handmade lettering and signs. 

His work has been published and exhibited widely, most recently in the photobook If Destroyed Still True and the photo poetry book The Dereliction - Hercules Editions.

images 1,2,3  Tom Hicks (Black Country Type)

image 4 Steve Marland

[pre-booked ticket holders only]

(Members can apply discount at checkout.)

NB: Walk will be approximately 2 hours in length  - this is an outdoor event and is at the mercy of the weather, please dress accordingly, and take extra care with road traffic and all those other on street hazards!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES - FUTURE MOOCHES (sign up to our newsletter/mailing list to be informed of ticket release)

July 22nd Doncaster

...more mooches to be announced soon.

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