In 1991, Robert Clayton completed his social documentary project on the Lion Farm Estate in Oldbury under the guidance of photographer Nick Hedges at Wolverhampton University. Years later, in 1915, the original work was published in a book (Estate) and Robert was subsequently commissioned in 2017 by Multistory to return to the same location. Almost three decades have since passed and Robert’s new body of work continues to explore this working class community.
The exhibition was first exhibited at Rounds Green Library on the Lion Farm Estate as part of Blast! Photography Festival during May and June 2019, and it will tour to three more Sandwell libraries from September to November 2019.
Langley Library / 2 to 28 Sept 2019
Bleakhouse Library / 1 to 30 Oct 2019
Oldbury Library / 1 to 30 Nov 2019