© the artist
© the artist. Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
The archive of the artist
© the artist. Collection of mima, purchased with assistance from the
The socially engaging work of this conceptual artist that redefined the terrain and purpose of British art in the ‘60s and 70s with his projects about working and living enviornments, has been receiving renewed interest of late. This archive exhibition in the Pat Matthews Gallery focuses on Willats’s show at the Whitechapel in 1979, which included work with the residents of Ocean Estate in Tower Hamlets, then Europe's largest scoial housing scheme.