Lucinda Rogers In Tottenham
Under a Mercedes
Contributing Artist Lucinda Rogers draws on location, making her atmospheric detailed pictures with ink, crayon and watercolour, to capture the drama of workplaces and record these parts of London that are seldom seen except by those who are employed there.
She has accumulated a portfolio of large bravura drawings – from which these pictures are selected – recording the workshops, yards and factories of the trading, repair and small manufacturing companies in Peacock Estate, White Hart Lane, Tottenham, currently threatened by redevelopment as part of Haringey Council’s programme of “restructuring the borough’s employment land portfolio.” Just as in the East End, these plans put active businesses at risk and jeopardise local jobs for the sake of high-density housing developments – a short-sighted policy that has been summarised as, “London is eating itself.”
Lucinda Rogers’ exhibition entitled EMPLOYMENT LAND PORTFOLIO opens today at Heyne Tillett Steel, 4 Pear Tree Court, Clerkenwell, EC1R 0DS and runs for one week until next Sunday 7th June, as part of London Festival of Architecture.
DW General Wood Machinists (Click this image to enlarge)
Santwynn Garment Manufacturers (Click this image to enlarge)
Fausto using a Capstan lathe, Archway Sheet Metal Works (Click this image to enlarge)
Pressers at Santwynn Garment Manufacturers (Click this image to enlarge)
DW Timber Supplies (Click this image to enlarge)
Making Doner Kebab Grills at Archway Sheet Metals (Click this image to enlarge)
Britannic Auto Transmissions (Click this image to enlarge)
Drawings copyright © Lucinda Rogers
Lucinda Rogers exhibition is open Monday – Friday from 11am until 5:30pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4pm.
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