A photography exhibition that pays homage to Hanwell Lock which was inspired by a local man’s walking from Southall to Chiswick is opening in Camden on 18 November 2023.
Hanwell Lock, the exhibition, is described as an “immersive photography exhibition that explores the hidden canal behind the town of Southall in West London. The exhibition aims to explore the area and pays homage to the community who use the space through a semi-local passer-by’s lens.”
Curated by architect Munashe Dendere, it was inspired by his own experience of walking seven miles a day from his Southall home to Chiswick for work.
Mr Munashe Dendere told EALING.NEWS a bit more about it.
Tell us about how the exhibition came about?
The exhibition is stemming from my experience of travelling seven miles on foot from Southall to Chiswick for work. It became a place to reconnect with nature and admire the industrial architecture of canal.
What do you love about Hanwell Lock?
I love the scale of the locks, the cottages that atop the canal bank whilst the nature consumes everything around it. Not forgetting the boats moored and gently bobbing on the dark water.
How long have you lived in Southall and how did you come to live there?
Nine months in Southall so far, discovered the area through a friend.
What else in Ealing would you like to do an exhibition around?
I would like to explore Southall’s religious and community spaces, with the goal of keeping the built environment in mind.
For more information on the exhibition and its special launch event, click here.