A programme of art, architecture and infrastructure to mark the centenary of the UK’s biggest council housing estate
Guided Walk: The Becontree Collection Billboards
4 September 2021
Join Verity-Jane Keefe for a guided walk across Becontree to view a new series of artworks installed on billboards & roadside locations, sharing some of the objects collected as part of Keefe’s long term project, Living Together, across the estate in its centenary year.
Installed in nine locations across the estate, this public realm exhibition makes visible some of the objects collected as part of Keefe’s long term project in Becontree, Living Together. The work intends to reflect the material of this place including building matter and archival political material.
The walk will begin at 10.30am on Saturday 4 September from Becontree Station and will end around 12.30pm.
Verity-Jane Keefe is a visual artist working predominantly in the public realm to explore the complex relationship between people and place. She works with moving image, text, installation and uses archival and research methodologies. She is interested in the role of the artist within urban regeneration and how experiential practice can touch upon and raise ambitions of existing communities. Verity-Jane has been working in Barking and Dagenham for over 10 years on self-initiated commissions, including The Mobile Museum, and in partnership with the borough’s Heritage, Planning Policy and Regeneration departments.