Once Upon A Time In The Midlands…

Bilston Craft Gallery

25 May 2013 - 24 August 2013

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The Missing by Betty Pepper Image copyright The Artist

The Missing by Betty Pepper Image copyright The Artist

Have you heard of the polar bears that escaped from Dudley Zoo and roam the limestone caverns beneath Dudley Castle? Or what about the Anglo-Saxon King Wild Edric who sleeps beneath the Stiperstones in Shropshire with his army… it’s said they will wake and ride out to protect Britain if danger threatens the nation.

Explore some of the rich stories, folklore and urban myth of the Midlands brought to life through imaginative and magical works of contemporary craft.

You’ll be intrigued by a varied range of objects including toys and automata, jewellery, glass and embroidery that illustrate local stories, whether humorous, romantic or mysterious.

The exhibition includes many new craftworks created in response to some of these stories by makers and artists whose work is inspired by narrative and character.

To find out more about the stories that feature in the exhibition download the leaflet below:

Once Upon a Time in the Midlands Story References