Art on the Streets: New film brings the bombsite exhibitions of wartime Britain to life

Art on the Streets is a documentary created by University of Brighton design historian Dr Harriet Atkinson and filmmaker Jane Dibblin with Four Corners.

The film focuses on the For Liberty exhibition mounted in 1943 in the bombed-out John Lewis department store on London’s Oxford Street and investigates how exhibitions mounted from 1933 to 1953 in public spaces, were designed to communicate messages of propaganda and resistance.

Photography on Tour: Themes of the 1970s and 80s in the Half Moon Photography Workshop Touring Exhibitions

Following her placement in the Four Corner's archive, University of Brighton student, Jayne Knight, shares her research into the history of Half Moon Photography's touring exhibitions, and the socio-political landscape of the era. 

Housing in East London: 1968 vs Now

Following a work experience placement at Four Corners, student Lily Owens from Stoke Newington School shares their research into depictions of housing East London from 1968 to now.

Exhibition on Tour - Brick Lane 1978: The Turning Point

Our major exhibition, showcasing photographs by Paul Trevor and revealing the dramatic struggle for racial justice in East London, will be on tour throughout 2023

The Inhumane Reality of War

Researcher, curator, producer, and writer Gaynor Tutani shares her thoughts on war, destruction and childhood, experienced during her Archive Assistant placement at Four Corners.

The Story of Balwinder Singh Rana

Brick Lane 1978 project volunteer Jan Fuscoe speaks to Balwinder Singh Rana, an Indian activist who has been fighting racism and structural attempts at division in Britain for decades.

The Story of Barbara Beese

Intrigued by a striking figure in an archive photograph, Jan Fuscoe discovers more about the history of the 'Mangrove Nine'. 

East End In Focus

This autumn Four Corners launches a month-long showcase of work by local filmmakers and photographers, produced during lockdown and beyond.

Open Call for Archive Material

We are on the lookout for archive material related to the Half Moon Photography Workshop's programme of laminated touring exhibitions.