The Dinner 2016/2019
The Dinner – Ram Quarter Wandsworth Neville Gabie – commissioned by FutureCity on behalf of Greenland UK, Developers of Ram Quarter, Wandsworth site of the former Young’s Brewery
Neville Gabie was invited to make a new work, which responded to the history of the former Young’s Brewery and to the sites future prospects as a residential and commercial development in the heart of London.
Based on an historic photograph found in the Young’s Archive of a staff Christmas Dinner held in Wandsworth Town Hall in 1948, the work proposed was to restage that event, but with a very diverse mix of people drawn from the local community, from former Young’s Employees, from the builders, planners, developers, architects and marketers involved in transforming this historic location.
The Restaged Christmas Dinner, held on September 28th 2017 in the same location in Wandsworth Town Hall, was photographed and has been reproduced as a 3 metre light box to be displayed in the heritage centre, currently under construction at ram quarter. In addition a limited edition [500 copies] publication and DVD containing interviews, historic and contemporary photographs and documentation of The Dinner was printed and distributed to all participants in 2019
The restaged Dinner was held on September 28th 2017. Below are a selection of images documenting the set-up, some of our guests and informal photographs of the event itself. All photographs in this section were taken by Marian Alonso.
The Dinner Publication