A-side B-side Gallery

352 Mare Street, London, E8 1HR

The Poor Door


'Yellow Curtain' by Lee Maelzer

The Poor Door exhibition is an arena for debate and discussion surrounding the housing crisis, an opportunity to challenge the status quo and to campaign for change through visual language including painting, photography, sculpture and performance. The title is inspired by the furore over the development at One Commercial Street in Aldgate, which was built with two separate entrances. Luxury marble floors, chandeliers and concierge for the wealthy city workers, and a side-alley door for the ‘affordable’ housing tenants. The Poor Door is a growing trend in new housing developments in London, but this divisive phenomena seems reminiscent of the Victorian era.

“In a civilization frankly materialistic and based upon property, not soul, it is inevitable that property shall be exalted over soul” – Jack London The People of the Abyss


Alison Berry, Rebecca Byrne, Tinsel Edwards, Mars Gomes, Kin, Lee Maelzer, Reena Makwana, S.P.A.R (with Brian Guest courtesy of Calum F Kerr), Tom Rizutto, Julia Russell.


Tinsel Edwards