Hackney artist’s ‘Dismaland’ estate agent signs on show at The Art Conference

Tinsel Edwards

Tinsel Edwards - Credit: Archant

An artist’s subverted estate agent signs highlighting spiralling house prices in London - which were on show at street artist Banksy’s ‘bemusement park’ Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare – are on show in an international art conference.

Tinsel Edwards

Tinsel Edwards - Credit: Archant

Tinsel Edwards redesigns discarded signs she has found in the street, replacing advertising blurb with slogans based on real-life stories about her friends who have been priced out of the capital.

The 37-year-old whose studio is in Matchmaker’s Wharf, Homerton, is one of 15 speakers at The Art Conference (TAC) in Bermondsey in July.

She said: “It started when I was trying to find a two bedroom flat with my son and found out the rent was more than my salary.

“My friends have had to leave London and take their kids out of schools.


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“Estate agent signs are everywhere, they are like weeds. I subverted their signs and changed the words, to tell the real story.

“It’s not a dig about estate agents, it more a comment of what’s happening generally, estate agents are just one symptom of it.”

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