Instigated by Faust PR - the exhibition was curated in partnership with Creative Barking and Dagenham and Studio 3 Arts and comprises over 40 pieces from 13 different photographers - a combination of both printed and digital imagery. The works include images shot at local festivals such as DagFest, and arts projects including the Becontree Hundred and Open Estate programmes. Many of the photographers featured are members of Creative Barking and Dagenham’s Cultural Connector community – including Anita Adeshina and Jimmy Lee, who held his first solo exhibition, J__Walking, at the Boathouse CIC in Barking in 2017.
Helen Ball of Creative Barking and Dagenham, comments, “The aim of the exhibition is to capture the creativity and energy of the local people here in Barking and Dagenham. Subjects range from intimate portraits to moments captured at some of the many events held across the borough.”
Faust PR’s Victoria Wooltorton comments, “Working with high-calibre local arts organisations, such as Creative Barking & Dagenham, is what makes Barking Riverside such a pioneering development. This is the first of many projects at Barking Riverside introducing culture and art, ultimately ensuring a well-implemented place making scheme.”
The exhibition coincides with the unveiling of the UK’s largest 3D printed master plan model, which shows the 10,800 new homes proposed at Barking Riverside – one of the Europe’s largest brownfield developments - with the events attended by over 150 people over 2 days.
Varsha Patel, PR, Marketing and Events Manager for Barking Riverside, comments “We are incredibly excited to be working in partnership with Creative Barking and Dagenham and Studio 3 Arts to launch our very first community exhibition on site and present to residents our spectacular 3D printed model showcasing the build of London’s newest neighbourhood.”