Shot over 25 years ago on the Lion Farm Estate, in Oldbury, in the West Midlands, Robert Clayton’s images capture life on a housing estate in the early 1990’s. The work on display masterfully exhibits the real lives of those living there during this time coupled with an appreciation of the architecture which surrounds them. This insightful glimpse into the past is particularly relevant today as social housing in the UK erodes still further, with the welfare state ideology that created public housing worn down by greed and gentrification. Taken from his book of the same name, this exhibition is perfectly placed to serve as a tacit reminder of the need for social housing and the beauty of community.
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