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Ambitious Shadow Worlds light box installation open in Belfast Road


Shadow Worlds tells the untold histories and lost memories from Belfast Road, N16.

The ambitious exhibition, by Campbell Works transforms a row of terraced houses and warehouses into a living light-box installation, visible from the street for two more evenings (28 February – 1 March). It features interviews with residents and businesses and recordings of many stories from the street.

Local people were invited to exhibit in their homes and get involved by participating in workshops, researching the history of their home, finding out about when the street was built or sharing stories from the past or present.  Creative art workshops were run at Campbell Works in Jan and over the February half term where local people came together to make large scale paper silhouettes that are displayed in the windows of residents’ homes. These paper silhouettes face out onto the street and are lit from the inside creating a magical light-box image show.

The outdoor exhibition is a partnership between Campbell Works and the Council-run Hackney Museum and Hackney Archives. 

A taster of Shadow Worlds is also presented at Hackney Museum, as part of the exhibition: Side by Side, Living in Cazenove open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday  9..30am - 5.30pm ; Thursday 9.30am-8pm and Saturday 10am-5pm. Hackney Museum, 1 Reading Lane, E8 1EA.

Shadow Worlds runs until 1 March from 6.30pm - 9.00pm.

Campbell Works

27 Belfast Road, London, N16 6UN