During my time on the Marks Gate estate in Dagenham in 2014 as artist in residence, I came across and met some interesting people with a remarkable set of stories, skills and creativity.
‘Framing Marks Gate’ tells the stories of some of the Marks Gate residents that I met through the medium of photography and film. Working with the photographer Connie Taylor we ‘framed’ local people with their stories or art. These photos were exhibited at the final event of my residency, the ‘Marks Gate Arts Festival’ and showcased online. I also worked with two filmmakers; Shazia Ur-Rehman and Joseph Obasi to create a series of 6 two minute shorts of 6 very diverse residents using the format of film, you can watch the films here.