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Who are we:

The Art Yard is managed by Midland Film And Art [MFAA] a group constituted in 2014 to promote art education in communities and to advance activities to do with art, craft, film and associated techniques.

'Friends' of The Art Yard
'Friends' of TAY contribute to the running costs of the gallery, studios and activities, as well as volunteering to curate exhibitions and facilitate art classes. Their contributions subsidise artists' exhibition fees.


The Art Yard gallery and studios is managed by a dedicated group of volunteers who give their time freely to curate exhibitions so that other artists can benefit from reduced fees for hanging work.  If you are interested in joining the team then please get in touch by email or telephone.

The Art Yard Team:  (mouse-over photos to follow links)

TEL: 01384 910968

About TAY
Warren McCabe-Smith BA(Hons)
Gregg Broad
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Harry Bloomer JP FRSA
Mark Holloway
Peter Lopeman
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Sandra Robinson
Kieran Mills photographer
Melissa O'Reilly
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Chris Nightingale
Jemma Haley
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Sharron Browne
Andy Evans (Weird Systems)

REMEMBERING:  Dr John Lloyd was a volunteer with The Art Yard until his death on 2nd January 2024. John helped to maintain life sessions at the gallery and was instrumental in establishing "That's Life", a yearly exhibition of art works.

Dr John Lloyd [d.02/2024]


Applying to become a gallery volunteer


Become a sponsor of The Art Yard 

Our sponsors are passionate about advancing all aspects of the arts. They do this for Midland Film And Art group by contributing resources toward the running costs of the gallery, studios and art activities programme.

Other 'Friends' of The Art Yard support the groups activities in difference ways.

If you'd like to know more about becoming a sponsor, please contact The Art Yard team or speak with one of our volunteers.


Cradley Heath Film​


Alchemy of Light

Art Afloat Ltd

Bearmore Bears

Dunns Imaging Ltd

Gregg Broad

H-ARTS Entertainment

Martyn Harris

Peter Lopeman

Sharron Browne

Stan Tucker

Weird Systems Ltd



Alex Burgess

Brian Webster

Chris Nightingale

Ellie Willetts

Forbes Brown

Gemma Hayley

Gerry Stokes

Gill Holtom

Gregg Broad

Julie White

Kayla Freeman

Keith Reynolds

Kieran Mills

Mark Harris

Melissa O'Reilly

Natalie Brooks

Peter Lopeman

Sandra Robinson

Sue Bloomer

Shaz Saleem

Cradley Heath Film (Patron)
Alan Glover (AofL)
Weird Systems Ltd [card]
Jennie Russell-Smith
Sonia Beynon (Bearmore Bears)
Express Taxis
Gerry Stokes
Harry Bloomer (h-arts)
Martyn Harris ARBSA
Natalie Brooks [card]
DUNNS Imaging
Peter Lopeman
Warren McCabe-Smith [WOZART]
Midland Film And Art
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