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Making of Mordor exhibition to open in Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, as part of the Black Country Echoes Festival, is hosting an exhibition this from September to January called the “Making of Mordor”. The displays include items from the Tolkien Society archives and Tolkien Society members.

Their official information states:

The Making of Mordor

Wolverhampton Art Gallery
20 Sep 2014 – 17 Jan 2015

Exploring links between the Black Country of the early 1900s and JRR Tolkien’s fantasy land of Mordor, this exhibition brings together paintings, photographs, film and writing inspired by the industrial powerhouse of the West Midlands. As well as images from Tolkien’s sketchbooks, first editions of The Lord of the Rings and iconic illustrations by Ted Nasmith, the show includes contemporary works by Richard Billingham, Brian Griffin and internationally acclaimed installation artist Olafur Eliasson.

The Making of Mordor is part of the Black Country Echoes Festival, which runs from September – December 2014.

About the Author: Shaun Gunner
Shaun is the Chair of The Tolkien Society. First elected in 2013, Shaun has overseen the Society's expansion from 600 to 3,500 members. Shaun regularly speaks about adaptations of Tolkien's works and the future of Tolkien scholarship whilst passionately believing the Society needs to reach out to new audiences. In his spare time he can be found playing video games and Lego, or on Twitter. He also chairs another charity, Mankind, and is a local councillor.