The idea was to make an art centre like no other.
International Architect Will Alsop was appointed. He started by talking
with local people and painting ideas for the new building.
The idea was to make a totally accessible building.
The idea for The Public - gallery, jobs, food, community, fun.
Hundreds of designs were produced
Hundreds of models were tried - some hardly looked like buildings!
Finally the building design was agreed
and the building took shape...
Jubilee Arts, with the support of Sandwell Council, applied to the Arts Council for National Lottery money to develop the idea for a new grass roots art centre for Sandwell.
This allowed them to employ Will Alsop, an internationally famous architect. Will Alsop started this ideas by talking with Jubilee Arts and by making paintings and small scale models.
In loving memory of The Public