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Save Yourselves in Hackney Wick

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For at least a decade, the urban art landscape of the East London area called Hackney Wick has shaped and developed the aesthetic of this unique pocket of London. Many of these artists have gone on to become some of the most prolific street artists of our time. As most buildings are doomed for demolition, subsequently so is the rich heritage of urban art in East London. Is there now anything left to Save, apart from ourselves?

Save Yourselves celebrates the art and the artists who have personal and emotional connections to the area. This October 14th at Stour Space, featured artist Aida Wilde will once again assemble the ‘Lunatics’ from the recent takeover of the Lord Napier pub (Hackney Wicked 2016), bringing you an immersive, visual and historical experience.

By sharing personal photos and archival images and footage, the local people of The Wick, Hackney WickED and Save Hackney Wick have contributed to what promises not to be just another gallery show but an insight into this unique community past and present.

Exhibiting along with the ‘Lunatics’ will be the launch of the printed posters of Sisters In Print,  a collective of opinionated sixteen national and international female artists, sharing  the love of print and print making. The prints produced for the show are all printed in Aida’s studio in the heart of Hackney Wick.

LINE UP

MOBSTR, Donk, Zombie Squeegee, Static, Fatherless, Edwin, Mighty Mo, Sweet Toof, Dscreet, Unga, Deso, Malarko, Float, DONE, Gregg Abbott (The Hidden Print), Vesna Parchet, Teddy Baden, John Atherton, Hin, Sony, Darren John, RUN, Ronzo, Rowdy, Neoh, David O’Shaughnessy, Cristina Lina, Brenda Goodchild, Helen Ashton, Jo Hicks, Anna Chilton, Xenz, Busk, Fifth Wall TV, Rosa Romeo, Felicity Taylor, Gina Pellicci, Juliette Stuart, Allie Li, Ego. A. Sowinski, Pang, Tek33, ODC & Nudo de Víboras.

Save Yourselves
Curated by Aida Wilde

Opening Night: Friday 14th October 2016, 7-10pm, free entry
Opening Hours: 15th-31st October 2016, 9am-5pm daily, free entry
Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, London, E3 2PA

www.stourspace.co.uk
Enquiries: coby@stourspace.co.uk

Meanwhile Back In The Wick – Prompt>Gallery_

Having resurrected what was Hackney Wick’s first exhibition space in Queens yard, Prompt>Gallery_ presents it’s debut show ‘Meanwhile Back In The Wick’ which previews on the 14th November, on the 5th floor of Mother Studios.


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To reinforce the locations reputation of being one of the most exciting and creative artist communities in the whole of Europe, we are delighted to feature the work of three Wick based artists, Aida, John Atherton and OKO. 
Aida and John Atherton left the hustle and bustle of Brick Lane in 2008 in search of a more affordable and less saturated solace, to live and work.

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Since then, they have progressed individually, with Aida growing as a seminal printmaker and Atherton establishing his business in the area as well as developing his creative practice. 
OKO uses the world as her canvas; she has been a permanent fixture in the street art revolution since 2005, traveling extensively, skating or painting her intricately drawn work. Dubbed a ‘National Treasure’ in Croatia and working with clients such as Adidas, we are delighted that she has decided to call Hackney Wick her new home.

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Exhibition opening, 14/11/14 from 7pm until 10pm
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5th floor, Mother Studios,
Queens Yard, White Post Lane,
Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN

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