After many months of hard work by artists and volunteers, WE: The Ex Warner Estate in Waltham Forest opened to the public on 28 October. The private view was packed with former and current residents of the estate, local residents and artists. Lucy and Katherine gave a speech, along with a lovely speech by the last manager of the estate, Roger Dear. Thanks to all who attended. The exhibition is now open to the public until 19 February 2016. Vestry House Museum Vestry Road London E17 9NH Wed-Sun 10am-5pm 020 8496 4391 Free entry
Category Archives: Exhibition
After three days of painting, measuring and hanging the exhibition is starting to take shape! We have a lovely team of volunteers who have worked so hard to help! Thank you to them all.
Really exciting to start collecting the prints from The Printspace, this is the first batch of photos we’ve collected from former residents. Now we’re off to Pictorem for framing! The exhibition is starting to come together.
Thanks to everyone who visited WE: The Ex Warner Project over the three weeks that it was open (30 May – 15 June 2014). The response has been amazing, and we are grateful to everyone who attended the events, visited the exhibition or contacted us with memories and photographs. We had over 1,300 visitors during that time, and are now carrying out an evaluation of the project for our funders, Waltham Forest Council. Please find some installation shots of the exhibition here, and you can add your own Warner or Ex Warner images to our Flickr Group, these will in […]
With the gallery space cleaned, audio installed, photographs and historical documents up and in place, drinks delivered we are ready to welcome guests. A steady stream of Warner residents past and present begin to arrive, along with members of Waltham Forest Council, friends and neighbours. One of the many things that made the night so special for me was seeing the sense of community and pride that bringing everyone together generated. It was a fantastic night, thanks to everyone for making it so special. (KG)
We have the keys to the space, the space is a former Warner rent office on Brettenham Road. The actual address is 2A Rushbrook Crescent. The office is one storey, contains a front and back room, a small kitchen and toilet, plus a yard and a large shed. The smell of damp is overpowering when we first arrive, and the space hasn’t been used for quite some time. The task of installing the show in a two day period is about to begin! (KG)