Fortunate to have two images in the exhibition at Studio 3 Arts in the Vicarage Fields gallery. Particularly apposite that the images are both made from photographs taken just outside the shopping centre, and that the redevelopment of the shopping centre itself has been approved and compulsory purchase order are being sought. The development would include the purchase and demolition of the current Barking Hotel, the original Barking Hotel having been compulsory purchased in the 1980s for the building of the shopping centre. The owner of the hotel wants to be able to record his experiences, and I have offered to help with this – more in a later post as this develops.
The art trail involves a number of commercial sites and public places, some of which might work for my pop-up exhibitions.