|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday 12 July 2017
PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED < SUMMER OF LOVE >
"A new concept of celebrations beneath the human underground must emerge, become conscious, and be shared, so a revolution can be formed with a renaissance of compassion, awareness, and love, and the revelation of unity for all mankind." San Francisco Oracle Vol. 1
- Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios returns in its' 9th Year to open the doors to East London's artist studios, galleries and venues across Hackney Wick & Fish Island.
- Themed around the Summer of Love, creatives will explore what the movement represents 50 years on from 1967s protest, revolution and call for more humanity in the world
- Patron Gavin Turk & Director Anna Maloney join forces with the artist community to co-curate a Hackney Wick group show <INSIDE OUT> at the Here East to launch the weekend - RSVP here
- HWED Official Opening Party at Grow Hackney - RSVP here
- Over 20 buildings have joined forces to co-create this years' programme including Mother Studios X, Vittoria Wharf, Arbeit/Arebyte (Wallis Road), Stour Space, White Post Cafe, The Yard, Studio Wayne McGregor, V22-View Tube, Grow, Lion Works, Dollyoli Studios, Felstead Studios, Peanut Factory, Hackney Wick Bouldering Project, The Hive, Here East, 92 White Post Gallery, LADA, Pearl & Coutts Studios, Hub 67, Beton Brut, Mick's Garage, Cre8 Lifestyle Centre & SPACE (Britannia Works, Bridget Riley, Eastway Laundry, London Centre for Book Arts, The White Building and more...
London’s most exciting artists invite the world to come together and celebrate a Summer of Love at Hackney WickED, 2017
Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios 2017 facilitates Hackney Wick's creative community coined "London's creative square mile", to open and showcase art from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July 2017.
Now in its 9th year, for one weekend only, art lovers from across London and the world are invited to explore the labyrinth of spaces that run across Hackney Wick & Fish Island, a stone’s throw from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The annual event sees all artists, creatives, residents, and businesses in the area come together to collaborate and co create a celebration, organised by Hackney WickED Community Interest Company (CIC).
More than 20 creative spaces will join forces, with artists inviting the public to discover, be inspired, and buy new art works from a range of artists – from renowned international names to the exciting new generation of the grassroots scene, students, and everything in between.The jam-packed schedule running throughout the weekend includes dance, music, art installations, live art, photography and much more, with cafes, markets and evening fringe events also on offer.
Anna Maloney, Director of Hackney WickED, says
“This exceptional event is a rare glimpse into the cultural heart of London, inviting everyone to come and explore the area, celebrate work from London’s most talented artist base in this unique community.
"With the rapidly changing environment of Hackney Wick, cranes towering overhead and building work on every block, now more than ever is there a need for Londoners to join forces to support the artists of the future, while enjoying an exciting weekend programme that encompasses all art forms. We want to bring people together in appreciation of art and space under the umbrella of Summer of Love”
For 2017, Hackney WickED explores our shared humanity, love, protest and revolution, bringing people together from all walks of life with a united voice in the challenging world we face today.
Friday 28th July 2017
-6pm-9pm: Launch of <INSIDE OUT> at Here East & Private Views around the area
-9pm-2am: Official Opening Party at Grow Hackney with special guests
-PLUS: Fringe events at partner venues
Saturday 29 July 2017
-12pm-6pm: Open Studios - RSVP here!
-6pm-late: Fringe events at partner venues
Sunday 30 July 2017
-12pm-6pm: Open Studios - RSVP here!
-6pm-late: Fringe events at partner venues
Fringe events over the weekend at partner venues will have a full programme to take you into the evening.
Hackney WickED Group Show <INSIDE OUT>
The weekend kicks-off on Friday from 6pm with the official Private View of the Hackney WickED Group Show, named <INSIDE OUT> co-curated by HW'ED Patron Gavin Turk, HW'ED Director Anna Maloney and friends.
<INSIDE OUT> will take place in the pop up exhibition space at Here East, on Friday 28 July 6-9pm and Sat 29th/Sun 30th July 12-6pm.
The group show is a showcase of Hackney Wick’s diverse range of artists and talents, and explores the inner workings of the artist studio, outside of its natural habitat of warehouse and yards. Artworks will represent publicly the creative community’s views and emotions, conflicts and struggles, as they join together at this time of great change in and around Hackney Wick.
Although this is a vulnerable time for the community, Hackney WickED aims to create a union, a 'bridge' between the existing creative community and the new comers to the area within the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, forging positive new relationships and opportunities for artists to be supported, acknowledged and continue to thrive in the changing landscape, and not become extinct to Hackney Wick.
RSVP here for the press launch on Friday 28 July 6-9pm
OPEN STUDIOS EVENTS
A snapshot of the many activities includes offering visitors the rare opportunity to view studios of over 150 of London's leading contemporary artists from SPACE Studios, Stour Space, Mother X and many more diverse studios that make up "London's creative square mile"; to view Studio Wayne McGregor in rehearsal; the chance to visit the Hackney WickED Floating Museum of narrow boats exhibiting sculpture; open workshops at the London Centre for Book Arts; Hackney Wick life drawing classes, #SaveHackneyWick’s ‘Dis’place’ themed panel talks & performances, the Gay Photographers Network Annual Exhibition at Arebyte Gallery, Artigon's Emerge Exhibition at Stour Space, The Yard & Hub 67 Community Celebration with creative activities for all ages, Live Art Development Agency LADA ‘Leaving Party’ & more
HW'ED ARTIST BURSARIES
This year Hackney WickED CIC successfully applied for Grant for the Arts (Arts Council England) which will enable a range of commissioned work, engagement with the local businesses, and Open Studio bursaries to help artists develop their spaces for the weekend.
Be sure to check out this years successful artists who are in receipt of the HW'ED studio bursary:
Julian Perry, Natalie Ryde, John King, Adam Doughty, Mike Worobec, Jeanette Barnes, The Hive Collective, Pol McLernon, Lucie Winterson Winterson, Marie-Louise Jones
HW'ED Commissions also include:
Reeps One, Marie Brenneis, Save Hackney Wick, Clare Beloved, Alex Fox & Pete Bennett's joint show.
Congratulations to all of the successful applicants.
See notes for full schedule.
"Last weekend was sizzling and what better way to spend a day than wandering around one of the UK's leading alternative free art festivals, Hackney WickED!" Artlyst
Listings of spaces open to the public, schedule of activities, cafes, markets and evening activities:
MotherX at Pearl & Coutts Studios
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th
MotherX (a community of artists, jewellers & designers located in Hackney Wick) is the new iteration of Mother Studios (now Pearl & Coutts Studios) working together to promote arts and affordable workspace in the historic Queens Yard building.
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th
A socially minded organisation offering exhibition, performance and studio space for the development of creative enterprises. Studio residents will be opening their doors and welcoming you into their studio spaces. Come by and see the inner workings of the building, and interact with talented members of the Hackney Wick creative community. Artists and designers opening their spaces include jeweler Emma Ware, artist Gunther Jancke, artist and designer Emma Charlton, jeweler Lily McCallin, origami specialist Michael Trew, artist Jordanna Greaves and accessories designer Rachel Johnson.
SPACE (Bridget Riley, Britannia Works & Eastway Laundry)
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th
SPACE is a leading visual arts organization providing creative workspace, advocacy, support and promoting innovation. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see the diverse work of leading contemporary artists in London across all of their Hackney Wick & Fish Island studios.
London Centre for Book Arts
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th
London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) is an artist-run, open-access studio offering education programmes for the community and access to printing, binding, and publishing resources for artists and designers
London Centre for Book Arts will be opening for this year’s event: They will be open on the Saturday and Sunday, from midday til 6pm. Like previous years, they will be running demos using they presses, and will have artist books and prints for sale.
Making Books: a guide to creating hand-crafted books by the London Centre for Book Arts is a new book that we wrote that will be published by Pavilion Books in August 2017. The books is currently available through our Kickstarter campaign, and will be available for purchase in person during Hackney Wicked.
Wayne McGregor Studios
Saturday 29th 2pm-5pm @Here East
Studio Wayne McGregor will open its doors as part of Hackey WickED DIY Open Studios 2017 on Saturday 29 July to allow visitors the rare opportunity to view Company Wayne McGregor in rehearsal, attend a sharing event from the Summer School programme and to tour the exciting new creative space.
30 places available per timeslot | Register online for free by Friday 28 July to attend
PLUS much more including: V22 – View Tube, Dollyoll Studios, Felstead Studios, Cre8 Lifestyle Centre, Vittoria Wharf, The Peanut Factory, Lionworks, Hackney Wick Bouldering Centre, Arbeit/Arebyte – Wallis Road, Unit 5001, The White Building, The Hive & More
EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCE
LADA’s Yard Sale
White Building – 29th July
LADA is leaving Hackney Wick after 5 years and moving to a new space in Bethnal Green in September 2017.
To mark our departure and celebrate our time at The White Building, we’re holding an open day and Yard Sale.
The day will include LADA Screenings from Nando Messias, Shaun Caton, Hugo Glendinning and Alex Eisenberg; LADA’s Board member Katherine Araniello paying homage to inspiration porn, sympathy and the sufferings and misfortunes of others; A Live Art Auction with Shorty, A Raffle PLUS Bargain Bin - Help yourself to duplicate copies of publications, journals and a range of miscellaneous items. Donations welcome. Drinks and snacks will be served.
UNititled: Installation by Marie Louise Jones
Mother | UNIT 9 (PEARL & COUTTS STUDIOS) Top Floor
July 28th – July 30th
For this year’s Hackney WickED Festival Marie-Louise Jones will be creating a mixed-media installation in the disused gallery space (formerly Elevator Gallery) at Unit 9. Comprising of film, sculpture, and a live soundscape composed by experimental musicians, the UNtitled installation features contemporary urban materials that combine and contrast with organic forms from the natural landscape.
The preview night will include a live performance (and recording) whereby objects from the installation will be used to compose an experimental piece that will provide the soundscape for the duration of the exhibition.
Gay Photographer Network Group Exhibition
Arbiet (117 Wallis Road)
July 28th – July 30th
GPN17 is the Gay Photographers Network (GPN) annual exhibition
The collaborative group show GPN17 brings together an eclectic mix of new contemporary images by more than 30 photographic artists. The exhibition features imagery from both established and emerging practitioners and features a wide range of subjects, characters and moods. GPN17 is the latest show by the Gay Photographers Network. To date the group have held six successful exhibitions showcasing its photographers’ work. This year’s offering will be one of the group’s most exciting to date.
The GPN was founded in 2007 and is open to all members of the LGBTQ community who have an interest in photography and image-making. The group’s members range from international award-winning professionals to keen amateurs. The GPN meets monthly in Central London to share knowledge and ideas about photography. They also organise workshops, photo walks and photo challenges.
"I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to secure such an exciting venue in the heart of one of London’s most vibrant artistic communities. Photography is obviously a huge passion for the group and sharing our work is always exciting. I know the audience will find the images both visually interesting and perhaps thought provoking too.” David Cook, a founding member of the GPN group
GPN 17 will feature the works of around 30 photographers including: Graham Martin • Carl Doghouse • Simon Webb • David Cook • Gaz • Geoff Titley • Robert Timothy • Nicolas Chinardet • Giorgios Zampas • Steve Power, among others.
The Hackney WickED Floating Museum
Grow & White Post Lane Café
July 29th – July 30th
2 X 30 foot narrow boats exhibiting sculpture. Stopping Saturday outside White Post Lane Cafe and Sunday at Grow.
Gavin Turk exhibition 'Transit'
Friday 10-6pm & Saturday 10am – 4pm.
Gavin Turk is one of Britain’s most renowned artists. In ‘Transit’ he presents a new series of etchings derived from the exhaust emissions of his white van. ‘Transit’ etchings will be rehung especially for Hackney WickED 2017.
The artwork sits alongside Béton Brut's collection of 20th century furniture and lighting, which is available for purchase or prop-hire.
Gallery 92 : 'For And Against Nature' : Alex Fox//Pete Bennett
92 White Post Lane
July 28th – July 30th
Alex Fox is a painter and sculptor based in Hackney Wick who received his MFA with distinction at City and Guilds of London Art School in 2009. Alex has exhibited his work widely including the East Village, the London Art Fair, the Royal Academy. He has just won a major public sculpture commission on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Pete Bennett who received a Masters from Chelsea, is an artist, musician and writer living and working in Hackney Wick who has had exhibitions of his work curated by both Billy Childish & Peter Doig. Organiser of festivals and community projects, founder of Hackney Wick CIC Moving Shapes and director of Inner World Arts CIC, he has curated art shows for the Speaker of Hackney Council, Hackney Museum, Stoke Newington Festival, L13 Gallery and whilst events coordinator at Homerton charity Core Arts he was commissioned by Hackney Museum to write the book 'Creative Journeys: Responses To Mental Health in Hackney, Past & Present'. He was recently nominated for an award for his community work in the borough.
Opening night with drinks :Friday 28 July 6-9pm & Saturday 29 July 6-9pm
Zine Exhibition from Gainsborough School
The Yard (As Part of Community Celebration)
Sunday 30th July
A group of students in after school club who have been creating zines celebrating why they love Hackney Wick.
White Post Corridor Gallery
White Post Café – All weekend
Cedric Christie’s ongoing gallery project returns with a Hackney Wicked special.
The Hive Open Weekend
The Peanut Factory - July 28th – July 30th
CONTEMPORARY LYNX magazine + BFLMPSVZ Publishing invite you for a ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ at The Hive Studio (22 Smeed Road).
Contemporary Lynx Magazine in collaboration with BFLMPSVZ publishing will be part of Hackney WickED, join them for a weekend with contemporary art, live performances, photography, immersive installations and music.
Find the Hive –a performance and project space located in a Victorian factory, where artists will be presenting their programme created in collaboration with international emerging artists. Final copies of Contemporary Lynx magazine will be available to purchase along with photobooks and other artistic publications.
The LEFTOVERS Collective Exhibition
White Post Cafe Atrium
July 28th – July 30th
In between new construction sites and old warehouses, while the new is taking over the old, and old is trying to resist more than never ... Hackney WickED returns with their latest edition, opening doors of resident artists inner worlds and works to the public. And so are the LEFTOVERS Collective!
Behind one of the local bricked corners, at the 92 White Post Lane, its yard, inside the White Post Cafe, a magical immersive world of performances, visual arts, music, paints and sculptures is waiting for you.
We are the Leftovers Collective, random mixture of artists all inclusive: painters, visuals artists, body activist performer. We aim to give to the audience the taste of a new artists generation in resistance. For the area, all together as a part of Hackney WickED, joining with unity their forces to prove Hackney Wick is far to be over, for their arts, their dreams and the love of others. Come along and let’s celebrate the beauty of diversity!
Stour Space Gallery
July 28th – July 30th
During the weekend, visitors to Stour Space will have the opportunity to view ‘Emerge’, the second exhibition of emerging and graduate artists’ works by Artigon, an art platform that was created to support and maintain emerging artists. For this latest exhibition they are giving a range of talented artists the opportunity to showcase their work. It is their time to shine. Bright colors, bold figures and dynamic compositions are the way to do it. On show are a range of diverse disciplines, from collage and painting to sculpture and installation.
Artigon is much more than just a conventional gallery. It is a platform where passionate creatives can fight off their uncertainties and build up experience dealing with the general public. It aims to inspire artists carry on making artwork, meet and collaborate with new artists and encourage them to participate in learning programs, lectures and DIY workshops.
Hackney WickED Official After Party
Grow Hackney: 9pm til late
Dj’s & Live Music with Hotdogggrrrl and the sesame buns and Special Guest to be announced... RSVP essential.
The Yard Theatre – Sunday 30th July (6pm – 11pm)
Grow Village Fete
Grow – Saturday 29th July (12 – 6pm)
The Grow Village Fete hopes to create a spectacle within a Spectacle, which frees us, even for a moment. This Village Fete will focus on collaboration. Through interactions, sociality and play we will attempt to disentangle ourselves from our everyday lives. Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi says if we can disentangle we may imagine other possible futures, already in our present, but which we have yet to uncover. Expect manifestations of ‘splat the rat’, ‘human fruit machine’, ‘sponge stock’,‘hoopla’, a raffle, cakes and plants stalls, live performances from brass band, Das Brass, Mixed Bag Of Nuts DJs and a Slow Fire London BBQ. The event also raises funds for local mental health charity, Core Arts.
Live Jazz & Performance
Grow – Sunday 30th July (12 – 6pm)
Live jazz sessions with Rio Quartet, DJ’s Komojazz & Jazzintime, Dance performances and the Hackney Wick Floating Museum.
Coconut Jam Session
Grow – Sunday 30th July (7pm – 11pm)
The Coconut Jam Session features the band Three Soundman and A Bassist, and Selectors from the Black Cat Sound System of Fish Island. Strictly roots and culture vibrations with at least 50% improvised content.
The jam is open to all musicians who love roots music. Please contact Grow if you wish to join in or just approach them on the day. The Coconut Jam is not just a name, on the day fresh green coconuts from Costa Rica will be on sale full of coconut water, and a little rum should the urge take you!
So come along and join the founders of Black Cat Soundsystem as they continue their 9 year long Fish Island/Hackney Wick musical mission. Bandmembers: Drums: Charlie Benji, Bass: Andronimo, Keys: Luka Rainbow Sound, Guitar and Vocals: Ras Tom.
Stour Space – Sunday 30th July 12 – 6pm
THE LMNade Associates & #UNiTY crew (THE SAME GUYS WHO BRING YOU JAMUARY) present our first ever summer dance jam and party at Stour Space. Come down and celebrate 6 months of our continous free dance sessions POWER SPACE.
We're bringing down dancers from all over London as well as the greater U.K. to boogie down to #UNiTY resident djs and friends playing disco, house, hip-hop, funk, beats, afrobeat and all the music that makes you shake your butt.
Kicking off from midday, there will be nonstop banging music into the night. Free entry all day and night.
Save Hackney Wick Campaigns Open Studio Weekend
Vittoria Wharf & The White Building
A year since launching the @SaveHackneyWick Campaign during Hackney WickED 2016, with 3 days of music under the banner ‘Wickstock’, neighbours have relentlessly worked together over the past 12 months to preserve the unique character + spirit of the area. Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios 2017, will once again see the gathering of steam and innovation to mobilise the community’s united voice! A curated programme, of art, discussion and subversion will explore the theme DIS’PLACE + confront the realities of rapid gentrification, edging out the existing community already at the edge of the City, leaving many no choice but join a mass exodus to pastures nEU, more embracing of the grassroots à la Berlin and Lisbon.
Group Exhibition >> Music >> Live Art >> Film screening >> Workshop >> Discussions and Talks. PLUS The weekend will close with Sunday Service open art platform - with space for visitors to perform work of any medium on the theme.
White Post Café Open Studio Weekend
White Post Café - Fri, Sat & Sun
You, Me, The World and Hackney
White Post Café opened at the end of August 2016: a flexible, creative space that the whole community can share: local businesses, artists, makers and residents exchange ideas and build bridges - like a local boozer crossed with a continually evolving workshop.
Including: Creative Wick Film School Screening, The LEFTOVERS Collective event , Mixmotel Hackney Wicked Special, Corridor Gallery, Sleek Serenade Hackney Wicked special, Pleasures all day BBQ Hackney Wicked Special & More
Hub 67 – Sunday 30th July.
A project from take stock exchange and The Yard Theatre. Ages 15 – 19. Live in Hackney? Have something to say? We’re looking for creative young people to respond to big questions in front of a live audience.
What does your local area mean to you? What does it mean to other people? What does it mean to exist on this planet, at this time and in this place? It’s big questions like these that we want 15-19 year olds to tackle through this project. Through storytelling and theatre workshops, led by exciting artists Nick Cassenbaum and Olly Hawes, you will share thoughts and develop ideas, leading to an original performance in front of a live audience.
Hackney Wick Life Drawing
Stour Space – Weds 26th July
The Hackney Wick Life Drawing Society hold Life Drawing sessions every Wednesday (First class for 2017 will be on the 1st February) from 7.30pm and all materials are included. Each session is only £10 and open to all levels. Instruction and guidance is available as well as connecting London’s creatives in a gentle and vibrant warehouse art studio in Hackney Wick. With music played in the background we invite you to bring food & drinks along with you. Come along, feel at home and get as creative and messy as much as you like.
POWER SPACE | #Unity Free Dance Space
Stour Space – 30th July
Stour Space welcomes you to POWER SPACE. It is a new free Sunday open dance space we host every Sunday at Stour Space 3-6pm. It’s free entry and we have guest DJs playing! More info via www.facebook.com/hashtagunity
Theatre at The Yard – First Drafts
-Ilinca Radulian: Roulette Player - 29th July - 7.30pm
A performance that considers danger and reality. In a basement, rich people sit and sweat. They bite their fingernails. A man enters with a revolver and one bullet. He puts the bullet in the chamber and spins it. He puts the gun to his head and shoots. Nothing happens. The rich people lose their minds. They’re ruined, they’ve bet against him, for him to die. He just won’t die.
-Rachael Young: Nightclubbing - 28th (7.30pm) & 29th July (9pm)
Rachael Young unleashes the power of the ‘Front Woman’ as a force for 21st century emancipation. Taking inspiration from the cult of Grace Jones, Rachael embraces the freedom inherent in creating music. Drawing on diverse experiences and feminist ideas, Nightclubbing explores new ways to fight everyday oppressions and imagine a different future.
Hackney Wick Bouldering Centre & Phlegm
Hackney Wick Boulder Project is a Pop Up climbing wall 1 minute from the overground. It's a very unique and friendly place with good music, mural art inside and out, great locally roasted coffee and cake and well..... climbing!
The outside of the building is home to a massive piece by Noir depicting two guitarists. A lot of our customers / climbers are local artists and a lovely guy was chatting to us and said he'd be keen to do a piece for us on our back wall. Little did we know this quiet friendly and very strong climber is the internationally renowned artist Phlegm. This piece depicts his signature characters climbing floating boulders which nicely links in with what we do.
Anyone is free to come and have a look at our hidden artistic gem.
If you'd like to have a go at climbing at the same time you can use the PROMO CODE: WICKED to get a one hour (adult) intro course for just £10. It's a really fun hour of climbing with one of our enthusiastic instructors. Go to our website hackneywickboulder.co.uk and hit "book now" to reserve you place
Hackney WickED: Community Celebration
Hub67 & The Yard
Let’s celebrate summer in Hackney Wick!
Join us at The Yard Theatre and Hub67, The Yard’s Community Centre, for a day of free events and creative activities for all ages.
START AT THE HUB…
** Community BBQ ** Facepainting ** Rangoli art workshops ** Tea & Cake ** Storytelling ** Arts and Crafts ** Live Music ** Beatboxing ** You, Me, The World and Hackney: Performance **
…THEN HEAD TO THE YARD
** Performance Workshops for 5-9 & 11-16 year olds ** Tours and Talks about The Yard ** Makers Market ** Zine Exhibition from Gainsborough School ** Community Canvas: Paint with your neighbours ** Evening gig: live music in the theatre **
Find out more at theyardtheatre.co.uk/community
Creative Wick Film School
White Post Lane Café – Friday 28th July – 5.45pm
The 2017 Creative Wick Film School ran from March to May and gave a select group of young people from East London the opportunity to work with professional film makers from Hackney Wick and Fish Island to make their first short film. Following the Premiere at BT Sport in May, the 4 films will be screened again on Friday 28th July from 5.45pm in the Atrium of Building 4 Schwartz Wharf (adjacent to the White Post Café) as part of the Hackney Wicked Art Festival. The 2017 Creative Wick Film School was generously supported by Alias Hire, BT Creative, Openvizor and the West Ham United Foundation.
CAFE & RESTAURANTS
Stour Café, Forman's Restaurant, Gaia Pulses, The Common (Greenway), Greenway Café, Crate Brewery & Pizzeria, Grow Hackney, The Pearl, Natura, Tubby's Kebabs, The Wick Cafe, Premier Convenience Store, Mapps Cafe, 90 Main Yard Bar & Grill, Thingy Studios, Here East Canal-side Restaurants.
Hackney Traders Market
Outside The Pearl/See Studios - 29th July
To compliment and support Hackney Wicked, Hackney Council are pleased to announce that on the 29th July the southern end of Prince Edward Road will play host to street traders. These entrepreneurs will be given the opportunity to display and sell their goods in the heart of Hackney Wick on this exciting weekend.
Makers Crusade - Charity Market - July Edition
The Yard - 30th July
Makers Crusade is BACK for it's summer edition to raise more funds for MSF www.msf.org. You can expect: Illustration, fashion, jewellery, food, MSF representatives.
Whities – Late Night at The Yard
The Yard - 28th July – 10pm Onwards
Beauty & The Beat – Late Night at The Yard
The Yard - 29th July – 10pm Onwards
Mixed Bag of Nuts
Grow – Saturday 29th July (6pm til Late)
Mixmotel Hackney WickED Special
White Post Café - Friday 28th July
Mixmotel is a DJ collective that organises intimate parties in unique spaces around London, where entry is free. The parties celebrate various style and tempos, offering up fresh ideas to the familiar sounds of house, disco, techno, funk, soul, boogie, tropical, world music and more
Pleasures all day BBQ – Hackney WickED Special
White Post Café - Sunday 30th July
Pleasures teams up with Hackney Wicked this July. We are honoured to beatify this special weekend in the Wick to help celebrate the creative community we love. Pleasures parties are known for their great vibes taking you through all dance floor genres from funk, soul, disco to house, tech house and techno. Together with the all day BBQ on the White Post's canal side terrace, Pleasures will provide the perfect party to finish this great weekend. Art, Live Music, Djs, BBQ on terrace.
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Praise for Hackney WickED: "Last weekend was sizzling and what better way to spend a day than wandering around one of the UK's leading alternative free art festivals, Hackney WickED!" Artlyst
About Hackney WickED Art Festival History
Hackney WickED was formed by artists living in Hackney Wick, East London, a defiant uprising in the face of the impending London 2012 Olympics & Paralympic Games. The organisation was about establishing a stronghold to protect the local art spaces under threat from demolition. The term used to describe Hackney WickED as 'growing faster than dandelions' was a perfect summary for a community that was resisting being weeded out.
Since 2008, Hackney WickED has grown from strength to strength, with the annual festival providing a platform for artists to showcase their work and promote the local culture Hackney Wick by delivering a dynamic programme, which has brought visitors from across the world to East London. In 2014, Hackney WickED commissioned a series of site-specific installations, roaming performances and open studios that enhanced the festival programme, enabled by funding from the Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England.
The first festival in 2008 was a joint initiative from a mix of galleries & studios. In 2009 the festival expanded as local artist Gavin Turk became Patron and visitor numbers reached 10,000. Dubbed “the most vital event of the Summer” by NY Arts Mag, word spread and the festival expanded in 2011 (25,000 people) to include: 17 Galleries, 20 open studio buildings, 600+ artists, pop-up events, 2 live music stages & more. 2013 saw the return of the festival after the 2012 London Olympic Games and the streets came alive again with impromptu performance, exhibitions, open studios, live music, art markets, film, talks, development workshops, live installations and more... Firmly on the contemporary art map in 2014 with 35,000 attendees with three amazing days that have “become an energetic fixture of summer in London” (Time Out 2014).
Since 2015, the festival shifted to an Open Studios format, responding to feedback gathered from visitors and the creative community which deemed 80% of people rating access to artist studios the most important of all of Hackney WickED's work, which has allowed the company to focus on art and developing that audience.
Hackney WickED CIC Board of Directors: Kirsty Dixon, Anna Maloney, Laura May Lewis, Fabio Scarpa, Simon Reuben White