'Rainham Rules: Queen of London's Streets' an installation for the National Trust (2016)

National Trust Promo for Rainham Rules: Queen of London's Streets

I created a graffiti installation for the National Trust at Rainham Hall following its major 2.5 million pound restoration project. This large scale piece was inspired by the wrought iron created by the 'forgotten' royal blacksmith Jean Bijou and in turn highlighted the influence the Huguenot craftsman had on decorative design in 18th century England.  

Rainham Hall is a rare survivor and has had countless tenants, dodged WW2 bombings and is surrounded by the nitty-grittiness of industry. Remarkably its urban surroundings don't suffocate it, instead its an epic-architectural surprise that puts almost anything near it to utter shame. Designed in the Domestic Dutch style of the Queen Anne period, it was built by a wealthy merchant named John Harle in 1729. Harle's brick manufacturing business amongst others was founded & grew in Rainham, his home, deemed rather modest at the time, was the ultimate advertisement for building supplies.