Artist Stuart Whipps presents his research into a number of sites in Essex and Hertfordshire, with particular focus on New Town architecture and the lives that interplay around these sites. You will have an opportunity to see some of the research from local archives, photography and conversations with residents.
This is part of the New Geographies project, which aims to redraw the map of East England. In the summer of 2017 people were invited to nominate places in East Anglia that resonated due to personal stories or sites that were overlooked or unexplored. Artists are now developing artworks in respond to some of the nominated locations, and in spring/summer 2019 there will be events and activities relating to these commissions.
Whipps has been particularly interested in Hatfield House and The Ryde in Hatfield, Gibberd Garden, Harlow and Brooke House, Basildon. His research will cumulate in a film.