East End Faces

February 6, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events, Photographers | 0 Comments |
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British photographer David Bailey will be returning to his birthplace to exhibit intimate photographs of the East End at Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery (pictured). East End Faces will run from 23 February to 26 May 2013 and complements Bailey’s recent East End exhibition that ran as part of the Create Festival in August last year. East End Faces will include previously unseen pictures from the 1960s, featuring streetscapes, characters and scenes of east London life. Visitors can also listen to David Bailey in conversation with Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, on Wednesday 13 March at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £12, with booking essential as places are limited (entry to the exhibition itself is free). The recently refurbished William Morris Gallery is located in Forest Road, London, E17 4PP.

Press Release

David Bailey exhibits unseen East End Faces at the William Morris Gallery

New exhibition to chronicle life in the 1960s across the East End.
Exhibition to combine photographs from Bailey’s Create Festival show with unseen images of the East End.
Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery introduces the exhibition.

British photographer David Bailey will be returning to the borough of his birth to exhibit intimate photographs of the East End at Walthamstow’s William Morris Gallery, offering a rare insight into the faces and characters synonymous with the decade that gave us the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

East End Faces will run from 23 February to 26 May 2013 and complements Bailey’s recent East End exhibition that ran as part of the Create Festival in August last year. East End Faces will include previously unseen pictures from the 1960s, featuring streetscapes, characters and scenes of east London life. The exhibition will provide a rare opportunity to view the East End through the lens of a local icon.

Born in Leytonstone and raised in East Ham, Bailey is one of east London’s most famous sons and his iconic photographs immortalised 60s London. The exhibition has an introduction written by Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery.

Visitors can also listen to David Bailey in conversation with Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, on Wednesday 13 March at 7.30pm. Bailey will talk about his career and his exhibition looking back at London’s East End.  [see Notes to Editors for booking information].

Other related events include:  a tour of the exhibition with a William Morris Gallery Curator on Friday 19 April at 3.00pm and a family day on Saturday 30th March [see Notes to Editors for booking information].

The recently refurbished William Morris Gallery - housed in Morris’ family home where he lived from 1848 to 1856 - offers a full programme of events and activities during 2013 including: major exhibitions; talks; workshops; family days; late night openings and opportunities to become immersed in the life and works of one of the foremost creative artists and original thinkers of the nineteenth century.

For more information on the William Morris Gallery please visit http://www.wmgallery.org.uk



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