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MEET AT 1PM BY THE CHURCH STREET MARKET SIGN ON CORNER OF
LISSON GROVE AND CHURCH STREET : NW8 8ED
Bus: 139 or 189
Award-winning photographic artist and curator Emma Blau will be leading a tour around her public art exhibition Face Forward where she will be providing insights into the work on display and the production process. Emma will be joined by community leaders and some of the people she photographed, who will discuss taking part in the project and the changes taking place in their neighbourhood.
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This is one of the last chances to see the originally curated exhibition before the building site is altered and these photographs are re-ordered to fit the new layout. It is also market day in Church Street with a chance for visitors to experience everything this vibrant and diverse community has to offer.
Responding to the current regeneration plans for the Church Street area in Westminster, Emma Blau invited the local community to be photographed in her pop-up photography studio and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s past, present and future as it undergoes transformation.
A long-term resident of the area herself, Blau has utilised regeneration building site hoardings to create this arresting public art exhibition featuring her large-scale, black and white photographic portraits.
Face Forward is a series of visual interventions in the public realm which aim to focus on the most important group affected by the regeneration taking place in Church Street: local people, creating an environment where those who live, work and study there visually occupy their own streets in an immediate way and have a crucial visible presence in the changing townscape of their neighbourhood.