Welcome to The Public Gallery
The Public Gallery is an entirely participatory art gallery, the only space of its kind in the world. Its interior features no vertical walls, and three floors interconnected by rolling promenades. There will be digital waterfalls, flying avatars, labyrinthine paths and sound tunnels. As visitors move through the gallery they have to interact with exhibits to bring the pieces alive. In turn, these pieces react differently to each user, depending on the information the visitor has given.
The purpose of Public Gallery is to explore participation through our programme of permanent and temporary exhibitions, events, publishing, and learning. Visitors will be invited to take part in creative process, encounter art and debate its meaning, purpose and future.
We shall offer a schools programme, an annual talks series, projects, and courses that take place in the galleries, on line and off-site and that inspire and reward curiosity about art amongst diverse audiences.
Public Gallery will be located in the landmark Public Building, due to open in the summer of 2008. At the heart of West Bromwich, 15 minutes from central Birmingham, the gallery will showcase an impressive selection of art from local, national and international artists and provide a rich spectrum of creative experiences that evolve with each individual and with each visit.
It will act as a focal point for the £500million regeneration of the Sandwell area. We aim to create a vibrant and exciting focus where art is explored and debated in England’s west midlands
Sample Photos from Public Gallery