Art brightens up Hackney Wick
Local artists from Hackney Wick have been given the chance to have their work displayed.
Thirteen artists, brought together by social enterprise Creative Wick, have installed work directly onto the hoarding at Fish Island Village to create a temporary outdoor gallery.
"It was a really positive experience. We all worked together and produced something special," artist Christopher Farrell (seen below) said.
Natalie Ryde, also an artist, added: "I enjoyed the process and meeting everyone and felt I worked in a way that was new to me. Thanks again for asking me to be part of the project."
Peabody is funding the project, and the materials have been supplied by the Wick Art Store free of charge. The finished pieces will be photographed throughout the project, before being exhibited at a temporary gallery at the development. Some of the hoarding panels have been left blank to encourage other local artists to add their work (below).
There's more about this opportunity in the video below:
About Fish Island
Fish Island Village will provide 580 new homes to rent and buy and will also feature 4,500 square feet of creative facilities operated by social enterprise
The Trampery, including affordable workspaces, a fabrication workshop and canalside bar. Overall, the site will support more than 500 jobs in technology and creative businesses. Work is due to start onsite this autumn.
Vanessa Coetzee, Senior Development Manager at Peabody said:
"We're committed to supporting Hackney Wick and Fish Island's existing creative community, and it’s great that this project is involving and enthusing local artists.
"We would like to thank all those involved for their time in designing and completing the artwork. We hope that this outdoor gallery will continue to provide opportunities to collaborate and contribute to the local neighbourhood."
William Chamberlain, Director of Creative Wick said:
"I'm delighted that Peabody is supporting local artists in this way and would like thank everyone involved for their fabulous work. Projects like this are aimed at raising the profile of both the artists and Hackney Wick's wider creative community, as we find ways of working collaboratively with developers.
"I look forward to the exhibition which will bring all thirteen artists together again, as well as showcasing other artists who have started to install their work on the hoarding."
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