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Home of Metal; International Fans Portrait Collection


Yurika & Yoshinari (Japan), Ben Whitehouse, Lauren Wynn & Robin Courtney (UK)

Parkside Gallery, Birmingham City University
29 August – 30 September 2019
Free Admission


The 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 and celebrate 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’.

Home of Metal would like to acknowledge and thank the following photographers and producers for collaborating on the international Fans Portrait Collection; Robin Malau, Katja Ogrin, Michael Holmes, Sara Kaplan, Jon Furlong, Zorah Olivia, Lee Allen Nando Machado, Daniel Dystyler, Lina Khafib, Sanna Charles, Molefi Seithek, Tshomarelo Mosaka and Juan Jose Garcia.