Start with Art

Our “Start with Art” exhibition series at Bar Opus showcases local artists  and gives them the opportunity to display their work to a city wide audience.

Our early summer exhibition from April 8th to end of July is called Black Country Type by photographer and librarian Tom Hicks.

Tom’s photographs in this ongoing series explore the urban environment of the Black Country, celebrating street graphics, landscape and hand painted signs in a way that encourages us to look at the region with a sense of play.

Using only his iPhone for the photos and usually on bicycle, Tom explores his neighbourhoods and catches iconic scenes that most of us simply pass by without notice.

The photos are fun and bold. Tom is the head librarian at Wolverhampton Uni.

Follow Tom on Instagram @blackcountrytype