Anthony Denney – A new exhibition programme

Black and white photo of Conde Nast photographer and former Rainham Hall tenant, Anthony Denney posing in a giant vase at the Vogue Studios in 1953.

Celebrating an icon of British 20th century design, in 2019 Rainham Hall in London will focus on the life and career of one of its 1960s inhabitants, Anthony Denney.

Anthony Denney was one of Conde Nast’s chief photographers and his work featured in British Vogue magazine (where he was Decoration Editor) for nearly twenty years, and House and Garden magazine as well as other influential titles.


Working with creative partners The Decorators, the National Trust will showcase the different sides of Denney’s life and character, as an influential tastemaker, master of still life, art collector and patron, fashion photographer and interior designer.


Offering a new experience (due to launch in June 2019 - 2021), alongside artefacts and photographs from Denney’s personal life, Rainham Hall will be presented as if it were itself a magazine, with spaces including the gardens representing fashion, jewellery, arts, interiors, food, gardening, and travel.


Supported by Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants. 


If you are interested in getting involved in the exhibition, please contact Sally Parker at