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2015: The photo book 'Estate' is now available.  Publication date for book May 2015. 128pp colour, 67 colour plates, price £35.  ON SALE NOW ORDER HERE!  

The book includes essays by Laura Noble and the eminent writer and broadcaster Jonathan Meades, an extract of which is quoted below:

 "There was nothing special about Lion Farm Estate. It could have existed in more or less any British connurbation which was on the cusp of losing its raison d'etre. What is special is Clayton's humane rendering of it as a time capsule which emphasised ordinariness. This was how it was for millions of people in the early 90s. This was Britain between Thatcherism and, well, the smiley neo-Thatcherism of New Labour. A new political consensus was in place, an insidious consensus which  blithely disregarded the sort of people who lived on such estates, the invisible people, the little people who had not the wherewithal to exercise their precious right to buy. Again Clayton leaves us to reach such conclusions. He has a broad and important socio-political point to make. It is all the more potent for being made so quietly."

"I thoroughly enjoyed it. The pictures capture the spirit of the estate very precisely." Ken Loach, Film Director

"Robert Clayton's images of ordinary modernism in the Black Country in the early 1990s are sharp, surprising and sad. They work as a vivid corrective to both sentimental nostalgia over the welfare state and the alarmist narratives of 'sink' estates - because here is neither hell nor utopia, but a depiction of a place and a people usually ignored or turned into cliche, rendered with visual intelligence and sensitivity"  Owen Hatherley Author and Journalist

"The way you've put it all together feels like a narrative too, as if you're following the story of those characters and that place. And the photos themselves are so beautifully framed and composed, creating a rather epic feel to these everyday moments. Anyone with an interest in postwar British social history, modernist architecture or street photography would really enjoy this book."  John Grindrod Author 

2015: Robert Clayton is interviewed by Photomonitor, take a look here.

2015: 'Estate' featured by i-D Magazine, take a look here.

2015: June 1st to 27th solo show of photographs from 'Estate' at Library of Birmingham, UK. 

2015: 'Estate' featured in The Independent Magazine, Saturday 13th June.  See it here.

2015: August - 'Estate' is featured on BBC news website.  See the audio visual piece here.  

2015: August - 'Estate' featured in New York Daily News, take a look here.  

2015: November - 'Estate' featured on, take a look here.

2015: November - 'Estate' reviewed in The Architect's Journal, take a look here.

2015: December - 'Estate' listed as one of Owen Hatherley's Top Ten architecture books of 2015, take a look here.

2016: January - 'Estate' listed in Top Ten colour Photo Books by Josef Chladek, take a look here.

2016: February - BIG News coming very soon; London show details tba...

2016: March - Announcement - 'Estate' will be exhibited in a solo show at 4 Corners Gallery, Bethnal Green, London in April and May in association with LANG and with generous support by Arts Council England.  Full details here

2016: April 8th - May 28th My major solo show of 'Estate' is now open and free of charge.  See THIRTY large scale prints and a new 20 minute film about 'Estate" starring Jonathan Meades.  Four Corners Gallery, 121 Roman Road, Bethnal Green, London E2. Tuesday - Saturday 11.00-18.00  Supported by Art Council England.

2016: May 13th to May 23rd  Estate prints and film starring Jonathan Meades at this amazing group show for ten days in May on The Southbank, OXO Tower.  Details at LA Noble Gallery here

2016: May 25th Interview about 'Estate' on Shutterhub.  Please take a look here! 

2016: Sept - 'Estate' featured in West Midlands magazine 'Fused'

2016: Sept - 'Estate' is reviewed by Colin Pantall on his excellent blog, read the review here.

2016: Nov - 'Estate' features in Then There Was Us Magazine, "Whatever" issue.  Take a look here.

2017: NEWS!! Robert Clayton will revisit the Lion Farm Estate throughout 2018 to produce a new body of work!

2017: Jan - 'Estate' is featured on San Francisco based website  Take a look here.

2017: Jan - My 15 minute film 'Estate', featuring Jonathan Meades reading his essay about the photography is now available to view on You Tube for free.  With images from the series,  footage from 2015 and some archive references, Meades reads in his own inimitable style taking you on a journey through the work.  Watch here now!

2018: Robert Clayton is now undertaking his new project Estate - Return and will be visiting Lion Farm Estate from Spring 2018 until Spring 2019.  

2018: April - If you speak Japanese take a look at New York based Heaps Magazine for the Japanese community.  They interviewed me about Estate, take a look here!

2018: May - See some of Rob Clayton's new photography from Lion Farm Estate.  This is work in progress, take a look here: here!

2019: Jan - New documentary work from Lion Farm Estate will be exhibited in May 2019 as part of the BLAST photography festival in association with Multistory.  Details here!

2019: Announcement - Event Day on Lion Farm Estate - Rob Clayton will show new work "Estate - Return" at Rounds Green Library, Saturday 15th June, 11am - 3pm.  

2019: October - Read an interview with me about my new work 2019/2019 work, "Estate Return", at the Photomonitor website, click here! 

2019: Nov - Extracts from my new work , a film showing of "Estate" (2015 starring #JonathanMeades) , my free new newspaper and a talk by me on my work and social housing will take place on Saturday 23rd November at Oldbury Library  at 11.00am.  FREE - All Welcome!  Details click HERE ! 

2020: Read this new review of Estate by Brad Feuerhelm on excellent cultural website American Suburb X here.

2022: Solo exhibition of Estate and Estate Return images at University of Wolverhampton, School of Art and Design. June/July 2022

2022:The Photographers' Gallery Instagram takeover.. 12th and 13th November 2022

2023: For more Estate images visit my Instagram page here:

2024: Five works from Estate now on show at Coventry Herbert Art Gallery and Museum as part of a Hayward Gallery Touring Exhibition curated by Johnny Pitts.  This exhibition will tour the UK going to Southend on Sea and Nottingham later in 2024.  Full details here: After The End of History; British Working Class Documentary Photography 1989 to 2024


"Estate" Limited edition book of 750 only published by and available to buy online at:  

"Estate" Limited Edition Art Prints also available in sizes A2 and A1 at the Stay Free Publishing website. 

Last 15 copies remaining!!  (July 2024)







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