Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, this event will be cancelled until further notice.
This is Hazel’s first solo photographic exhibition.
She seeks to demonstrate in Wake up to London, how the way we live work and play is increasingly being compromised through the privatisation of space in our cities. She contrasts the computer-generated imagery on the development hoardings and the text found in the developer’s brochure: King’s Cross – A Photographic Essay with what she found on her numerous walks exploring London’s Hottest Postcode N1C.
As you walk round the exhibition Hazel would like you to think about where you are and what you see. Is it a utopia or is it something else?
Working in local government and finance through the 1990s opened Hazel’s eyes to how regeneration projects are procured, designed and built and what can happen post-development.
The seeds of this project were sown during an Open City Architectural Renaissance Tour in May 2018. Hazel found further inspiration in the Urban Photographer Gill Golding’s work on King’s Cross Welcome to the Fake.
As the area develops, spaces become public, private or privately-owned public, changing their accessibility to all forever.
Princes Dock Street,
Gallery and exhibition space with Hull city centre, located within Princes Quay