Help us celebrate the launch of Tinsel Edwards’ book, Priced Out, at Atom Gallery, Green Lanes, on 3 August from 6pm.
The book is a personal and powerful account of being an artist during the capital’s growing housing crisis in the first years of the 21st century. It’s the true story of the degradation of quality of rented property, amid rising rents and costs of living, and during the huge explosion in unaffordable ‘luxury’ apartments. It’s about how artists, and the creative and cultural industries, have brought so much to this most wonderful, vibrant and diverse of capital cities. And it’s about how the cost of housing is forcing artists to turn away from the city they have lived and worked in, and loved, for many years. It’s a story that is common to many people in all walks of life. It’s a story of being priced out.
There will be words from Tinsel Edwards and Dunlin Press, and copies of the book will be available to buy at the launch.
We’ve also printed a limited edition range of postcards featuring Tinsel’s artwork that will be sold to raise money to help people in need after the Grenfell Tower fire.
Printed on high-quality, archival textured gesso card, the postcards are taken from a series of paintings and prints created by Tinsel that explore the human stories behind the crisis taking place in London housing. We have only printed 20 of each and once they’re gone, they’re gone.