If you’ve never been to the Geffrye Museum of the Home in East London I can recommend it as part of the Hoxton experience. What’s special at the moment is that they have an exhibit called, A Street Seen: The Residents of Westbury Road, which celebrates a road in Bounds Green in an intriguing way. And if you like it so much you want to buy into it – our Alexandra Park Office has something to show you. Ask Aude Hartley – my thanks to her for spotting this story – here’s a bit more about the exhibition from the museum website:
A Street Seen: The Residents of Westbury Road – 29 September 2015 – 3 April 2016 Time: September 29, 2015 at 10am to April 3, 2016 at 6pm Location: The Geffrye Museum of the Home – 136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London E2 8EA
Website or Map: http://www.geffrye-museum.org…
A Street Seen, a collaboration between an artist, a photographer and The Residents of Westbury Road, in Bounds Green, Haringey, documents the homes, gardens and people on a typical London street.
Artist Gabriela Schutz’ six metre long panoramic drawing shows a row of near-identical Victorian houses on the road she lives on.
The diversity of residents who live there is revealed in Andrew Buurman’s photographs. Taken over the last two years, they reveal the residents in their back gardens – spaces invisible from the street, as varied as the house fronts are regular.
Gabriela Schutz is an artist who has exhibited in galleries in London, Israel and Europe and was shortlisted for the 2015 Jerwood Drawing Prize. www.gabrielaschutz.com
Andrew Buurman is a photographer who has exhibited in the UK and the States, won a World Press Award and published in many international newspapers and magazines. www.buurman.co.uk