A Chest for Dagenham’s White House

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To celebrate the opening of the Dagenham White House, childhood home of British fashion designer and tailor Hardy Amies, we were asked to run a workshop to build a wooden chest to be housed in the new centre, with carved panels inspired by his work and made by those involved with the project. Made over the course of two days, participants individually carved panels relating to the work of the designer.

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Known for making dresses for the Queen to costumes for 2001: Space Odyssey, Hardy Amies became known as a world famous couturier and dressmaker.
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The exhibition about his work runs until Saturday 25th Feb. And the space will continue as a public space for art and community activity. For more information, click here.