Display Past event Tuesday, 29 August 2017 – Thursday, 21 June 2018

Print of the Month

Memorandum (Robin Hood Gardens), Charlie Warde (born 1974)

  • Wednesday, 30 August 2017 – Thursday, 21 June 2018

  • 10.00 – 17.00

  • Prints & Drawings Study Room

  • Free event

Print of the Month  photo

Charlie Warde made this etched copper plate (one of a series) to commemorate Robin Hood Gardens, a housing estate in Poplar, East London, completed in 1972 and now controversially being demolished. Architects Alison and Peter Smithson designed the estate to embody the ideals that inspired post-war social housing. the photo-etched surface has been gold-plated and polished in some areas to prevent oxidisation but left untreated in other to encourage patination - a reflection on the neglect and gentrification that has befallen many working class neighbourhoods.

Artist's multiple (edition of 9)
Etched, gold-plated and polished copper
Museum no. E.537-2018

28 May - 29 June 2018
Prints & Drawings Study Room
Tuesday - Friday, 10.00-17.00