ON SITES ARTS was established in 2004 as a small non-profit arts organisation
set up and run by Caroline Christie and Bobby Lloyd, artist-photographers.
The work is based in the Olympic
area of East London and encompasses parallel projects:
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Caroline Christie and Bobby Lloyd’s photographic exploration
responds to the momentous changes taking place in the London
Olympic area. Their work responds to the on-going process of change and regeneration of the area.
In 2005 their exhibition [Re: Moving] was shown in London on four
Number 38 Routemaster buses which travelled between Hackney, one
of the Olympic boroughs, and Victoria.
MAY-JUNE 2007 they exhibited PAINTED DESERTS at Space Studios in Hackney, London E8.
JUNE - JULY 2009 they showed SITE SEE at Woolworths, Leytonestone, E11.
The community-based projects take place
on site and offer basic camera skills to local communities living
within the Olympic area. The workshops are aimed largely
at children and young people to enable them to visually document
their environments, lives and experiences.
Since 2004 On Site Arts has run a series of photography projects with local Gypsy
and Traveller children, young people and families. These have resulted in a number of
exhibitions, articles and talks. This work has continued since sites have been relocated out of the Olympic area and involves authorised and unauthorised sites and housed families.
Photographic workshops also took place at Manor Garden Allotments, 2006-2007, culminating in an exhibition at Hackney Museum, June - August 2007.