Trussler Hall, Grundy St. Poplar, London E14 6DR
Hear Middlesex Fine Art staff Loraine Leeson and Alberto Duman talking on art, activism and the built environment in conjunction with the V&A’s Lansbury Micro Museum’s current exhibition New Horizons, 1950s- 1980s.
This exhibition considers the changing nature of the Lansbury Estate over four tumultuous decades in the East End, addressing the impacts of industrial modernisation, declining docks and the strategic relocation of communities to New Towns. The eventual regeneration of the docklands and the rise of Canary Wharf also feature, along with documentation of some of the community-led artistic action taken to resist such extreme change e.g. Loraine Leeson and Peter Dunn’s Docklands Community Poster Project.
To further explore the intersections between art, activism and the built environment we are hosting a third ‘Neighbourhood Number 9’ panel discussion on Saturday 29 April. Independent curator Marijke Steedman will be joined in conversation with Loraine Leeson (cSPACE/Docklands Community Poster Project), Chad McCail (artist, This Used to be Fields, Becontree Estate), Alberto Duman (Fine Art Social Practice, Middlesex University), and Laurie Nouchka and Tullie Rennie (both Walls On Walls) to address the role of mural-making and community art practices in confronting issues around urban planning and regeneration.
Prior to the discussion there will be opportunity to join an arts-focused walking tour of the area with historian Rosamund West and hear all about the Lansbury Micro Museum’s new audio-visual artwork by Walls On Walls, created in collaboration with local residents of the Estate.
For further details please visit the Lansbury Micro Museum website.
Please feel free to forward this invitation on to anyone that may be interested in attending. We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you again.