Baggies artist-in-residence Paine Proffitt brings The Book of Albion to West Bromwich's Public

By Culture24 Reporter | 03 July 2012
An image of a painting of a tree with photographs of two old footballers next to it
© Paine Proffitt
Exhibition: The Book of Albion, The Public, West Bromwich, July 4 – September 9 2012

To anyone unfamiliar with the faith-testing nuances of following West Bromwich Albion, the club’s artist-in-residence and erstwhile programme adorner extraordinaire, Paine Proffitt, demonstrates the family bonds, identity, history, love, culture and hardships of following the club in this emotional show.

“It’s been an honour and a pleasure working with the club’s programme team,” he says, having helped the club episodic win awards last season.

“I’m really excited about seeing so many pieces of the original artwork in one place at the same time.

“It’s been a thrill working on this series and it’s meant a lot to me both artistically and personally.” Baggies fans should feel the same sense of connection.

  • Open 10am-5pm (11am-3pm Sunday). Admission free.

More pictures:

An image of a painting of a football player in blue and white surrounded by biblical imagery
© Paine Proffitt
An image of a montage of black and white images including several old footballers
© Paine Proffitt
An image of a painting of an old footballer in blue and white among a montage of images
© Paine Proffitt
An image of a painting of three figures in blue and white kits outside a football stadium
© Paine Proffitt
An image of a painting of a supporter in a blue and white scarf shaking a rattle
© Paine Proffitt
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