The Barking Panorama
Gascoigne Primary School, Barking and Dagenham.
8 panels 450 x2200mm
This newly built primary school has a rooftop playground with amazing views over Barking and beyond. The school community is one that is expanding and shifting as a result of wide scale regeneration in the area and is one of the largest primary schools i the country. The project brief was to design a permanent artwork which got the school community talking and connecting with their local environment. 330 children worked with collage to make a series of panoramic views of Barking, past, present and future. The printed panoramas act as a way to encourage pupils to interact with the views from their rooftop playground, and to think about the changes that have, and will be, taking place in their rapidly changing borough.