WE: The Ex-Warner Estate in Waltham Forest

_MG_2377A major project focusing on the unique Warner properties & estates in Waltham Forest.

Artists Lucy Harrison and Katherine Green worked in collaboration with local writer Kirstin Sibley and Walthamstow Historical Society, to deliver a large-scale project which surveys the former Warner Estates in Waltham Forest. It is the first extensive survey of how these properties are used in modern times, and aims to capture previously unrecorded local history.

The exhibition opened during the E17 Art Trail 2014, from 30th May – 15th June, at the former Warner Rent Office on Rushbrook Crescent, E17.

“Warner” properties were built in the borough from the late nineteenth century until the mid-twentieth century, with many of the properties taking the form of distinctive red brick self-contained flats.

The project includes photography, oral history, an exhibition and publication, as well as walks, talks and events for local people. Photographs from the early twentieth century, now owned by the Historical Society, are also used in the project alongside other historical material related to the Warner Estates.

The project has been funded by Waltham Forest Council and the Stow Brothers Estate Agents.

The private view is kindly sponsored by Redemption Brewery

For further information contact Lucy & Katherine info@exwarnerproject.co.uk