It Happened Here

It Happened Here (2013) was a work commissioned by the South London Gallery as part of - Play Spots - a long term project managed by the gallery, with artists working with residents of the adjacent Sceaux Estate, in Camberwell, South London.

Over a period of several weeks I invited residents of all ages to tell me a memory, or a story about living on the estate. I then re-imagined these accounts, sometimes working with a single story, sometimes blending several together, to concoct new fictions, hand painting each on to cardboard.

Residents and I then identified a location relating to this text on the estate where the text was installed.

It Happened Here aimed to stimulate curiosity, interaction, and the exchange of experiences.

It Happened Here: Artworks

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