New Britain (1950-1980)

a project that seeks to document and interrogate the forming of modern Britain in light of the demise of the Empire. Focusing on the social activities during the development of New Towns, ‘New Britain (1950-1980)’ delves into the archives of Harlow, Hatfield, Welwyn and Stevenage New Towns. With an accumulation of over 45,000 images across the archives I have edited down a purely visual narrative that attempts to bring to light the tensions, humour and reality of this moment.

As when the New Towns were conceived, we are once again going through significant change as a country, I therefore believe that we need to look backwards to better understand the current moment we are living within. ‘New Britain (1950-1980)’ brings together a collection of works that have been made in response to these archives.

2018 – 2019
Multimedia (in production)
Harlow Museum Archive, Stevenage Museum Archive & Welwyn Hatfield Museum Services

1 of 3 video’s. To be projected. HD Video

1 of 24 panel works. 60 x 40 inch. Giclee Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, box framed. Archival images courtesy of Harlow Museum

1 of 24 panel works. 60 x 40 inch. Giclee Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, box framed. Archival images courtesy of Harlow Museum

1 of 24 panel works. 60 x 40 inch. Giclee Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, box framed. Archival images courtesy of Harlow Museum