In 2017, Lansbury Lawrence embarked on an ambitious long-term project with architects Matt+Fiona and the Whitechapel Gallery, to create a much-needed Room for Art within school. Under the guidance of Matt+Fiona, children researched, planned and designed a bespoke art room that could be used by everyone in the wider community. The images and film below capture the process and essence of this wonderful project and learning experience.

The Room for Art project has been exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery and the Canary Wharf Community Gallery.

The school is fundraising to make the Room for Art a reality after securing planning permission for the building. The pandemic has slowed our progress on the build, but our ambition remains.

Lansbury Lawrence Primary School would like to thank all of these people and organisations for supporting our journey so far:

  • Whitechapel Gallery; Poplar HARCA; The Mayor of Tower Hamlets; Canary Wharf Group; Matt+Fiona; A New Direction; The Poplar Partnership; London East Teacher Training Alliance