Following a successful public sharing on 2 December, a series of large-scale drawings and photographs were exhibited as part of a collaborative exhibition, Barrio, on March 3, 2019 at Southwark Playhouse in south London.
This exhibition celebrated and documented the business owners inside Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre which is being torn down due to extensive regeneration in the area.
The show particularly focuses on the Latin American community and key activists, attempting to highlight the difficulties facing these business owners as they work towards adequate compensation in their relocation.
On a number of occasions, the local business owners at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre were documented through black and white film photography, complimenting interviews and large-scale drawings made to celebrate their lives and contribution to the community.
These large-scale drawings are portraits of local activists and traders in Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, created specifically for Barrio. This project documents and celebrates their contributions to the local area before their shops are closed, subject to London regeneration displacement. All images are 1m x 2m in size.