During 2021 Creative Black Country was awarded Arts Council funding to develop a local programme (Offsite9) supporting artists to create work that would add value and compliment the main British Art Show 9 show in Wolverhampton.
Offsite9 is a programme that has been taking centre stage in Wolverhampton from January to April 2022. The programme features new works and commissions by creatives in the region who have occupied city spaces transforming them into exciting experiences.
With 22 creative commissions, people’s podcasts, tours, talks and collectable print, Offsite9 invites you to experience great art in Wolverhampton with and by local people.
Creative Black Country has been working with a team to develop the ‘Offsite9’ programme. The team includes: Asylum Art Gallery, Flexus Dance, DASH, Bobby Tiwana, Fused, and Nelson Douglas.
Creative Black Country
Out of the Blue Fabrications provided a Production Management service and technical support for Creative Black Country's OFFSite9 commissions. We worked with Creative Black Country and the 22 artists to help realise their ideas, showcase their work and transform disused spaces in Wolverhampton.
We worked with Dawinder Bansal to transform a shop unit in the Mander Shopping Centre into a recreation of her childhood living room and fathers 80's electrical shop.
We built walls, a false chimney breast, pasted flock wallpapering, laid lino flooring, installed furniture and set dress a multitude of nostalgia items to help realise this installation commission.
We designed and made bespoke LED portable lightboxes and signs to help promote the multiple commissions on display across Wolverhampton.
We installed works of art outdoors, including a wool installation stretching from the top of a church spire right down to the ground, fabricated unique monitor units and refurbished old display systems