Greetings from Finsbury Park


Greetings from Finsbury Park

Greetings from Finsbury Park
29 December 07 – 2 March 08
Saturday & Sunday

Celebrating the end of a year long project exploring the history of the Park, Greeting from Finsbury Park is the second collaboration between gallery:space and the Friends of Finsbury Park.

Greetings from Finsbury Park presents the previously unseen, and earliest known image of Hornsey Wood House, the oldest documented building in the area later turned into Finsbury Park. Hornsey Wood House was located only yards away form where the gallery now stands and in the mid 1700 became a popular tea house for Londoners seeking to enjoy the nearby country.

Eight large scale reproductions of postcards from a private collection illustrate the golden age of Finsbury Park and of the medium itself.

This interactive exhibition invites visitors to engage with the heritage of the park and the area in innovative ways, connecting the old and the new, the historical and the contemporary.

See what local Victorians told each other about Finsbury Park and find your house on a 1869 map of the area. Become part of history!

During the winter the gallery will open on Saturday and Sunday from 11am and close at dusk.
Closing time will change throughout the show. Please contact us for exact times.

FREE

For more information please contact gallery@galleryspace.org.uk

Greeting from Finsbury Park is a gallery:space production curated by Shiri Shalmy and Linsey Bell.
The show is part of PARK project, organised by The Friends of Finsbury Park with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The book A Park for Finsbury by Hugh Hayes is on sale during the exhibition for £4.99.

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