Exhibition showcasing South Kilburn regeneration is on at Brent Civic Centre

Natasha Reid

Natasha Reid - Credit: Archant

An exhibition showcasing the photographic portrait of the multi-million pound regeneration in South Kilburn is on display.

Natasha Reid showcases her work in brent Civic Centre

Natasha Reid showcases her work in brent Civic Centre - Credit: Archant

The ‘Estate of Change, Walls of Colour” exhibition at Brent Civic Centre features pieces on the modernisation of the area by 28-year-old artist and architect Natasha Reid.

She said: “I am very excited for the exhibition and I am proud it is going to be displayed in the Civic Centre.

“Kilburn has a special place in my heart and I am proud I got to know it quite intimately during my time there.”

Ms Reid, from Golders Green, embarked on the project during her time at her former art studio in Albert Road, South Kilburn.

Intrigued by the rapid growth of the area, Ms Reid took photographs contrasting the new and old developments –which were spotted by the regeneration officer of the area.

Impressed, the officer offered her unrestricted access to take pictures of the demolished tower blocks on South Kilburn estate.

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The Cambridge graduate took around 500 photos over a space of three months but narrowed them down to the 20 to be used in the exhibit.

The collection includes images of derelict rooms and rusty key holes all aimed show the journey from old to new beginnings.

“There is so much regeneration going on and everything is changing quickly. In the midst of this, it is important to remember what was before it changes again,” she said.

Ms Reid has worked in several award-winning architecture practices, and has constructed installations on the South Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and recently outside St Paul’s for Remembrance Day.

A council spokesman said: “Brent Council are delighted to be hosting Estate of Change, Walls of Colour and Between the Lines in the Civic Centre exhibition space.

“We are committed to showcasing the arts and developing new audiences to participate, enjoy and celebrate the arts offer in Brent.

“Natasha Reid is a fantastic architectural designer and artist and her body of work represents the rapid regeneration in South Kilburn.”

The exhibition at Brent Civic Centre in Engineer’s Way, Wembley, will run until February.