TRAVELLER BOYS’ LUTON VAN EXHIBITION
Hackney, East London, 2004
On Sites Arts’ first exhibition of photographs by Irish Traveller
boys, aged 10 -13, took place on 20th September 2004 in the back
of a Luton van. This show followed several months of photographic
workshops on the boys’ Traveller site in Hackney and in the
surrounding landscape. These workshops were run alongside the London
Gypsy and Traveller Unit’s youth group, ‘Boys’
The exhibition toured Hackney, visiting the London Gypsy and Traveller
Unit, local funders, and the homes of those few housed travellers
who participated in the project. The van ended its tour at the boys’
The main aim of this travelling exhibition was to enable the boys
themselves to see their photographs enlarged and exhibited.
On Site Arts produced a short ‘road movie’ of the Luton
Van exhibition. This was shown at various venues in London and also
at a Travellers’ Youth Conference in Birmingham, May 2005.