My Route exhibition trail to tell people’s history of Stratford Road

Exhibition traces area’s cultural heritage.

Sampad South Asian Arts is pleased to announce the My Route Exhibition Trail, opening on Saturday 13th June and continuing until Friday 10th July 2015.

The My Route Exhibition Trail will feature striking images of the Stratford Road and its residents by internationally-respected photographer Vanley Burke, combined with sound installations by pioneering artist Brian Duffy, best known for his work with the Modified Toy Orchestra.

The large-scale photographs will be located on buildings along a three mile length of Stratford Road, accompanied by sound installations at street-level.

Together they will paint a picture of what it is to live and work on the Stratford Road, giving an insight into the rich history of the area, which has for many decades been a focus for migrant communities arriving in Birmingham.

The exhibition is the culmination of an 18-month heritage project led by Sampad and supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Curator Tasawar Bashir is working with Sampad to select images and sounds related to the immediate surroundings of each outdoor installation, together creating a vivid insight into life on Stratford Road from the 1940s to the present day.