Janet Brooke talks about her Screen Prints of East London

Artist Janet Brooke RE talks about her screen prints of East London produced during the 1980s and 1990s when she was a resident of East London.  In this conversation with curator Gita Joshi, Janet Brooke talks about her inspiration and her process of making these vibrant prints of a London that was soon to disappear and be replaced by new building developments.

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