Home of Metal; International Fans Portrait Collection


29th August – 4th October 2019
Parkside Atrium

The Home of Metal exhibition at Parkside Gallery, Birmingham City University, features a collection of portraits of Black Sabbath fans from across the world, including Botswana, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Netherlands, Spain, USA and the UK. The portraits were made over the last 3 years as part of Home of Metal, a project that celebrates Birmingham as the home of Metal and Black Sabbath as the pioneers of the unique sound and originators of the genre. The portraits demonstrate the diversity and breadth of fandom and highlight the links between music, heritage, people and place.

Home of Metal shines a light on the global phenomenon of Heavy Metal with a series of blockbuster exhibitions devoted to the music that was born in and around Birmingham – music that turned up the volume, down-tuned the guitars, and introduced a whole new meaning to the word ‘heavy’.

This exhibition at Parkside is one of many in and around Birmingham, including MAC, The New Art Gallery Walsall and Black Sabbath – 50 Years, at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

A collaboration between Capsule, BCMCR and the School of Media at Birmingham City University. Supported by ACE and Laney Amplification.

More information on Home of Metal

Instagram: @homeofmetal_uk

For further events: www.homeofmetal.com/events