Hackney WickED Art Festival, now in its 6th year, has announced their dates for 2014. The event was established as one of London’s biggest and certainly most uniquely creative Art events: promoting local culture and providing a platform for local emerging artists to showcase their work alongside more established names. Priced out of Shoreditch, London’s art pioneers packed up their studios and founded a brand new creative art colony.
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 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.
Festival Patron, Gavin Turk says…“What people don’t realise about Hackney WickED Art Festival is the honesty of the festival; it is made from the energy of the artists… It really is quite different to any other festivals that people will have gone to” “Go to Hackney WickED for a real artist festival!”
Hackney WickED Art Festival Dates announced: 1-3 August 2014 Hackney WickED Art Festival (HWAF) will take place from Friday 1 August to Sunday 3 August 2014 in Hackney Wick and Fish Island. This will be the 6thannual art festival in the 7th year of the Hackney WickED lifespan. HWAF is a non-profit organisation, run largely by volunteers, community input and spirit. The festival’s focus is on ART! Celebrating art in all of its forms. Key themes include Exhibitions, Open Studios, Performance, Film, Fate for the WickED (art market), Graffiti Jam, Development Workshops, Fashion, Music and great food and drink. Team Hackney WickED are hoping to secure funding for site-specific work and commissioned installations around the area. Get involved! Artist submissions open until 1 June 2014 – APPLY BY DOWNLOADING OUR FORM ONLINEor volunteer your time firstname.lastname@example.org