A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate


Barking & Dagenham College Photography Department

Coated in trails of Wisteria


21 June – 31 August 2021

Coated in trails of Wisteria is an ambitious project and group exhibition in 100 everyday locations in and across the Becontree Estate. The exhibition will explore the impact local, regional, national and international movement has had on residents and the infrastructure of the area, drawing on thematics of migration, identity politics, architecture and economics.

Coated in trails of Wisteria comprises of work created by BA (Hons) Photography students, joined by students on the BTEC L3 Photography programmes, working in collaboration with The White House.

The locations of the students' work can be viewed here.

Mobile Projection Event

Date - Friday 2 July

Time - 9.30pm

Location - The electricity substation on the corner of Brittain Road and Grafton Road, Becontree Estate, Dagenham

Students will be hosting a series of night projections across the estate starting from 9.30pm until around midnight. They will presenting a broad selection of works that are currently spread estate-wide, together with Catherine Rothschild's moving-image piece commenting on the effect of light pollution and energy consumption over the pandemic in parts of the estate which has resulted in energy waste, mental health, and an impact on wildlife.

Barking & Dagenham College Photography Department is an award-winning photography department in collaboration with University of East London (UEL). The department has industry links and affiliations in the UK, Europe and beyond. It provides a contemporary photographic education and platform for critical engagement, freedom of expression, and regular opportunities to engage and collaborate with industry professionals.

Commissioned by Barking & Dagenham College Photography Department, in collaboration with The White House.

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