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Date: Saturday 28th January 12.30-3.30pm

Venue: The Art Room (MK 101) Wolverhampton School of Art, Ring Rd, Wolverhampton WV1 1SA

Cost: Free


Join acclaimed Black Country artist Tom Hicks on a guided photo-walk, investigate new approaches to documenting the urban landscape and explore how Black Country Type photography practices can be approached with your students.

This event is designed for West Midlands secondary school teachers and college lecturers who would like to build urban photography into their curriculum.

No previous experience of photography is necessary, just bring along a smart phone or digital camera.


About Tom Hicks
Tom Hicks is the artist behind the documentary photography project Black Country Type. His work explores the post-industrial landscape of the region, focusing on words, typography, handmade lettering, and signs. Hicks also photographs ‘types’ of architectural features, objects and structures.

Influenced by psychogeography, his photographs are taken on regular ‘drifts’ through the Black Country, typically by bicycle. Hicks work has been published and exhibited widely, most recently in the photobook I.D.S.T  (The Modernist, 2020) and The Dereliction (Hercules Editions, 2021), a collaboration with the poet Liz Berry. Wolverhampton Art Gallery staged a solo exhibition of his work in 2020.


Spaces are limited. Book your free space here.

Contact Becky Thompson for more information.

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