About The Project
This project involves a wide variety of families creating the story of their family’s journey to Nechells, whether this is generationally growing up in this neighbourhood or newly arrived in the community.
One family from each different commonwealth country, will work with their own storyteller, to document their journey, and then using the written story, artists will create a representative piece of 2D artwork to be on public display, on the external windows of the Birmingham Contemporary Art Gallery, Brindley Place. Each piece of artwork can be sponsored by a business and include their company logo within the artwork.
Return On Investment
The main benefit of this product is the link between the journeys of local people to the 2022 Commonwealth Games, and capturing the joys, fears, emotions, and physical journey – both in text and visual art.
You will become a part of their visual journey as the artist will incorporate your company into the piece of artwork, which will be prominently displayed on the windows of the gallery, for all in Brindley Place to see.
If either you or a member of your team has a story to tell of a journey across the seas, you can opt to use their journey, rather than one of our Nechells’ families. You will be able to invite your clients to visit the gallery or observe from the nearby viewpoints, cafes, restaurants, canals or offices in the area. Helping us promote these artistic creations will increase the exposure of the project and your involvement with it, and subsequently the Commonwealth Games.