New Exhibition & Publication

WE: The Ex-Warner Estate in Waltham Forest

I have been working, in collaboration, with Lucy Harrison, on a large scale project about the Ex-Warner Estate in Waltham Forest. The publication for the project has just been sent to print and the events have been announced.

The exhibition will take place: 30 May – 15 June, 2014
The Former Warner Rent Office, 2A Rushbrook Crescent (corner of Brettenham Road). London E17 5BZ
Opening times: Thursday – Sunday 12-7pm

The Warner Estate are flats and houses that form a large and distinctive areas of Leyton and Walthamstow. These distinctive and well built red brick dwellings were built from the late 19th to the early 20th century, the majority of them survived the Second World War. They were built for the working class and artisans, and remain highly sought after today.

We have spent the last couple of months meeting residents of the Warner Estate, photographing and interviewing them; and have worked with writer and researcher Kirstin Sibley, Walthamstow Historical Society and Vestry House Museum to bring together the history and archive material. The publication has been designed by Sara Carnholm.

Lucy’s  works on collaborative projects in the public realm, and examines our complicated relationships with places. Recently she has worked on commissions for the London Legacy Development Corporation, Islington Council, and Southbank Centre. Her most recent project was Carnaby Echoes (2013), a commission for Shaftesbury PLC, which examined the hidden musical history of the Carnaby estate in central London, and culminated in an exhibition, book, and series of short films.

There is more information on the project website.

The project is supported by Waltham Forest Council and The Stow Brothers estate agents.

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Please respect the copyright in these images and only use them with my permission - thank you. Katherine