mac (Midlands Arts Centre)
8 June – 1 September
This exhibition features a collection of portraits of Black Sabbath fans wearing the ubiquitous battle jacket. The jackets are embellished, handmade and embroidered by the fans themselves, and worn to tell the story of their fandom and gig-attending history.
The photographs were created with Black Sabbath fans from across the globe and show the diversity of the fan base for the influential music genre that originated in Birmingham. The exhibition features a small selection of portraits curated from a collection made over the last 3 years in Botswana, Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Egypt, Lebanon, Netherlands, Spain and the UK.