Barking and Dagenham College Photography Department

Barking and Dagenham College Photography DepartmentBarking & Dagenham College Photography Department presents 'Coated in Trails of Wisteria', an ambitious project and group exhibition of new work.

Coated in trails of Wisteria comprises of work made in, on, and around the Becontree estate to mark its Centenary. An ambitious social housing project itself, the Becontree estate became the world’s largest social housing initiative, building c.35,000 homes for c.100,000 residents.

The exhibition explores the impact local, regional, national and international movement has had on residents and the infrastructure of the area, drawing on thematics of migration, identity politics, architecture and economics.

Works made for Coated in trails of Wisteria was displayed across the Becontree estate in 100 everyday locations, ensuring the locally made works are presented within the landscape they are part of, for residents, visitors and businesses to experience and engage with.

Coated in trails of Wisteria includes work created by BA (Hons) Photography students, joined by students on the BTEC L3 Photography programmes, working in collaboration with The White House, Dagenham.

 Barking & Dagenham College Photography Department is an award-winning photography department in collaboration with University of East London (UEL). The department has excellent industry links and affiliations in the UK, Europe and beyond. It provides a contemporary photographic education that provides a platform for critical engagement, freedom of expression, and regular opportunities to engage and collaborate with experts and professionals in the industry. The programme is highly successful in putting students into successful and exciting roles in photography and its related industries upon graduation. Learning takes place in a purpose-built department comprising photography studios, colour and B&W darkrooms, and post-production suites. The space creates a platform to make, discuss, and develop.

Commissioned by Barking & Dagenham College Photography Department, in collaboration with The White House.