Location: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham
In 2015-2016 Jonnie Turpie was proud to be High Sheriff of the West Midlands. He was also Artist in Residence at the historic Birmingham School of Art. Having trained as a printmaker over 35 years ago, he was honoured to be invited by BCU to take on this role. Over the year he honed his old skills, updated and developed new drawing and digital techniques to draw and print portraits of 30 West Midlanders he met as High Sheriff.
The portraits capture a wide and diverse group of people who in prominent and official public and private sector roles participated in the High Sheriff’s year, as well as those who contribute and maintain the excellent art and culture of the region.