The former Ford Stamping and Tooling Operations plant at Dagenham has been a significant part of the economic, social and industrial landscape of the area for over 70 years.
Through social reform, political change and industrial growth it became a widely known part of Dagenham’s cultural heritage until the Stamping plant ceased operations in 2013.
In 2017, artists Joshua Law and Catrin Bailey approached the principle contractors for the demolition and remediation of the site with the idea to document the site and preserve its memory.
This exhibition is the culmination of two years’ worth of site visits, documentation and creative practice and this collaboration uses the mediums of photography, printmaking, sculpture and painting, giving a glimpse into the process of regeneration and the imprint of industry left upon an urban landscape.
The exhibition opens at 12pm on Saturday 1st June and runs until Saturday 27th July. Admission is free. The Valence House Museum, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham. RM8 3HT.