L A Noble Photography

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Exhibiting photographic work of a wide range of exemplary contemporary art. L A Noble Gallery represents well established artists, and also prides itself on discovering emerging talent.

The gallery Director Laura Noble is known as a collector and author of The Art of Collecting Photography. She lectures at the Sotheby’s Institute, Westminster University and also in galleries and museums worldwide on collecting and professional practice. Her art consultancy work and bespoke portfolio reviews are in high demand.  To book a consultation please email hello@lauraannnoble.com including a contact telephone number.

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Estate by Robert Clayton at The Library of Birmingham

1 June – 27 June Spotlight in Foyer: Free Entry

L A Noble Gallery in partnership with The Library of Birmingham and GRAIN photography hub are delighted to present this exhibition.

All works in the series are available for purchase as limited edition c-type prints from L A Noble Gallery only. For further information please contact us by clicking on this link.



Shot twenty five years ago on the Lion Farm Estate, in Oldbury, West Midland Clayton’s Estate captures life on a housing estate in the early 1990’s. The works on display masterfully exhibit the real lives of those living there in the 1990’s alongside an appreciation of the architecture that surrounds them. This insightful glimpse into the past also reveals its relevance today as social housing in the UK erodes still further as the welfare state and the ideology that created such places has been worn down by greed and gentrification. Taken from his book of the same name this exhibition is perfectly placed to serve the public as a tacit reminder of the need for social housing.


Quotes about Estate:


The strength of Clayton’s vision and his work’s usefulness (and poignancy) are founded in its balance. What is special about Estate is Clayton’s humane rendering of it as a time capsule that emphasises ordinariness. This was how it was for millions of people in the early ‘90s. Jonathan Meades – artist, filmmaker & writer

The photographs themselves are so beautifully framed and composed, creating a rather epic feel to these everyday moments. Anyone with an interest in postwar British social history, modernist architecture or street photography should really enjoy ‘Estate’. John Grindrod – Concreteopia author 

Estate book available 

Limited Edition of 750 copies Works are taken from his new limited phonebook Estate – published by Stay Free Publishing priced £35 + p&p – containing sixty seven colour plates and essays by Jonathan Meades and Laura Noble. It is available for sale at the Library and is also available from several outlets in the UK. To order online please go to www.stayfreepublishing.co.uk



Library of Birmingham

Centenary Square

Broad Street


B1 2ND

Opening hours:

11.00 – 19.00 Mon / Tues

11.00 – 17.00 Wed  / Sat

Closed Sunday

Tel: +44 (0)121 242 4242 (Mon – Fri, 11.00 – 17.00)


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Robert Clayton ‘Estate’ Limited Edition c-type prints, sizes & prices:

Small Size: Edition of 10 + 1 A/P

Paper size 1 16 x 20 inches Two 35mm images only*

Paper size 2 20 x 18 inches All other small size prints.

Price: £600 each unframed

Large size: Edition of 5 + 2 A/P

Paper size: A1 – 23.39 x 33.11 inches(59.4 x 84.1cm)

Price: from £1,500 each unframed

*’Radio’ & ‘Lady in her kitchen’

The two images that are slightly smaller are due to the 35mm ratio – as they appear in the exhibition.




V&A Museum of Childhood will be exhibiting Hidden Identities: Unfinished by Yvonne De Rosa

20 December 2014 – 28 June 2015

Hidden Identities: Unfinished by Yvonne De Rosa examines the lives of children and families living under adverse conditions who have no official identity in their country of residence. “The people I met were amazing, but in terrible conditions, fighting every day for their survival.”

The project was the result of a collaboration with Hope and Homes for Children, an international charity that works to prevent the breakdown of families and to ensure children grow up in a loving environment.

“Hidden Identities Unfinished powerfully demonstrates the strength of character the children have developed. Their sense of personal pride, community spirit and human kindness is to be celebrated and respected” – Sam Taylor Wood, Director and Artist.


V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)20 8983 5200

Open daily 10.00 – 17.45

Transport: Bethnal Green Tube / Bethnal Green Overground

For print sales please contact hello@lauraannnoble.com

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