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Dagenham, A moment in Time,

Josh Law and Catrin Bailey

14th Jan- 7th Feb 2020

The Former Ford Stamping and Tooling Operations Plant at Dagenham has been a significant part of the economic, social and industrial landscape of the area for over seventy years. Once providing employment, housing and infrastructure this industrial site has left its mark on the historical record of the area. Through social reform, political change, and industrial growth it became a widely known part of Dagenham’s cultural heritage.  All this came to an abrupt end in 2013 when the Stamping Plant ceased operations for the last tie, the hoardings went up and all that lived on were memories.      

In 2017 artists Joshua Law and Catrin Bailey approached Scudder Demoilition, a Carey Group Company and principal contractors for the demolition and remediation of the site, with the idea to document the site and preserve its memory through their own creative practice.

The Former Ford Stamping and Tooling Operations Plant at Dagenham has been a significant part of the economic, social and industrial landscape of the area for over seventy years. Once providing employment, housing and infrastructure this industrial site has left its mark on the historical record of the area. Through social reform, political change, and industrial growth it became a widely known part of Dagenham’s cultural heritage.  All this came to an abrupt end in 2013 when the Stamping Plant ceased operations for the last tie, the hoardings went up and all that lived on were memories.      

In 2017 artists Joshua Law and Catrin Bailey approached Scudder Demolition, a Carey Group Company and principal contractors for the demolition and remediation of the site, with the idea to document the site and preserve its memory through their own creative practice.

This exhibition is the culmination of three years’ worth of site visits, documentation and creative practice.  Using photography, printmaking, sculpture and painting Josh and Catrin have given us glimpse of the forgotten world behind the hoarding. 


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