Place Making exhibition


Join us on our open days to view University of East London’s latest art exhibition at Eastbury Manor House. Both exhibits will be on show from 25 April to 20 May.

Eastbury  Manor House is open to the public on Thursdays and Fridays between 10am and 4pm and Sundays between 11am and 4pm.

We are but shadows and dust

L. A. MacDonald

L. A. MacDonald is a third-year student studying fine Art at UEL and specialises in Printmaking. She has initiated a project for Eastbury Manor entitled We are but shadows and dust. (Horace, Odes)

She presents a project in two parts in the attic spaces of the manor. The first recalls memories of her childhood growing up in a house opposite the manor where generations of her family have lived. Her work explores the lives of ordinary working people and recollects the domestic life of a working-class household. The images are collected from a series of family albums and silkscreen printed on transparent papers and illuminated from the back to invoke a ghostly memory of past lives lived.

Reimaging a room at Eastbury Manor

Year 1 UEL Interior Design Students

UEL Year 01 Interior Design presents a selection of surveys, plans, material palettes and moodboards that look towards a new Eastbury Manor museum. Reinventing a cafe bar, a gift shop, permanent museum rooms and a gallery space, we have attempted to marry a contemporary style of design with the existing historic house. The treatment of walls, floors, furnishings and lighting twins with a concept for each space to enliven and attract a new public to explore the stories and seduction of this important building and its interiors.