Image credit: Town: Boxing by Catherine Yass

Town by Catherine Yass

Artist Catherine Yass was commissined to create a major new body of work during the development and construction of the New Art Gallery Walsall. She chose to focus on the hidden people and places of Walsall as the content of the new work and spent a substantial amount of time in Walsall visiting a wide variety of local places such as a chip shop, a sewer, a bakery, a tattoo parlour, a temple, the local police station and a boxing club. Three of the resulting videos were shown as installations in the Gallery together with a display of light boxes produced from slots of cells taken in Walsall Police Station.