'Estate' by Robert Clayton at Four Corners, London
8 April - 29 May : Free Entry
11:00 - 18:00 Tuesday-Saturday (Closed Sundays)
Venue: Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 OQN
L A Noble Gallery in partnership with Four Corners and kindly supported using public funding by Arts Council England are delighted to announce the forthcoming exhibition.
Shot over 25 years ago on the Lion Farm Estate, in Oldbury, in the West Midlands, Robert Clayton’s images capture life on a housing estate in the early 1990’s. The work on display masterfully exhibits the real lives of those living there during this time coupled with an appreciation for the architecture which 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 and the beauty of community.
The exhibition will also premier Robert Clayton’s new short film Estate based on the series, starring Jonathan Meades, directed by the artist, filmed and produced by Line Nikita Blom.