Cressingham exhibition extended

Cressingham Gardens, the model housing estate overlooking Brockwell Park that Lambeth council intends to demolish, is still an open-air gallery.

Cressingham Gardens Photo exhibition: Mark Aitken with Helen Carr and his portrait of her
Mark Aitken with Helen Carr and his portrait of her

Cressingham resident and photographer Mark Aitken’s Arts Council funded exhibition of nine giant portraits of people who live on the estate has been extended until the end of July.

Visitors on their way to Lambeth Country Show should look out for the portrait visible from the bus as they pass the Tesco petrol station.

Mark’s photographs also feature at the Photofusion exhibition Made in Brixton. The exhibition which is open till 15 July, features work by Mark Aitken, Katie Barlow, Carole Evans, Camille Mack, Chris Moyse, Nik Strangelove and Alys Tomlinson.

306: Living Under the Shadow of  REGENERATION, a book by writer-in-residence Anne Cooper and estate residents was launched at the estate in June. It captures in words and images the experience of living in the precarious housing situation facing so many people in the UK.