Hackney WickED Art Festival 2013 Full Programme Announced Here

Hackney Wick has more artists per capita than anywhere else in the world with 624 Studios in Hackney Wick; 1 in 7 people is either an artist or arts centre practitioners (Survey by MUF Architects, 2009). The areas iconic industrial warehouses harbour a mass of studios associated with the some of London’s top artists.  East London has undergone a raft of transformations over the last decade putting it at the centre of the map for creative arts in Europe. “The Wick” lies between the Olympic Park and Victoria Park and is a cauldron of creative and artistic talent. Since its inception in 2008 Hackney WickED has been a major stakeholder in the East London arts community, successfully providing an infrastructure and platform for local artists, galleries and studios to work together alongside established and international names.

The festival includes: Open your studio, pop-up a gallery, volunteer your time to help make it happen or simply come along to celebrate the long anticipated revival of the Hackney WickED Art Festival. Friday 16th August 2013 – launching at 6pm, through to 9pm. Saturday 17th August 2013 12-6pm and Sunday 18th August 2013 12-6pm.

Fri 9 August 2013

• East London’s Contemporary Cutting-Edge 3 Day Art Festival –  FREE   ENTRY  Friday 16th – Sun 18th August 2013

 • Media Launch Fri 16th 6.30-9pm (RSVP ONLY) with Private Views across ‘the Wick’  –  we would be delighted if you would like to attend, please respond to RSVP@hackneywicked.co.uk to ensure that you are on the guest list

• 350+ participating artists; 100+ participating open studios; 20+ participating galleries
 • After cancellation in 2012 to make way for the Olympics, this unique community of the world’s most densely populated area of artists comes back to bring you Hackney WickED Festival 2013
• Hackney WickED has worked closely with authorities to put on a safe, friendly, art-focused event to continue its mission to CELEBRATE ART and SUPPORT COMMUNITY
• Hackney WickED Festival Hub will be in Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, which will be host of the Buskers Corner Stage sponsored by Crate Brewery; Hackney WickED Head Quarters and Performance          Space (HWHQ); and Fate for the WickED art market with a variety of locally produced beers, ciders and food available!
• Live performance by Sculpture on Sat 17 August at the Glass Factory – RSVP only
• Art Roulette: A WickED Game Pop-up at HWHQ, the Glass Factory – Fri 16 Aug 6-9pm
• The Tomorrow People 2013 exhibition curated by Elevator Gallery with Hackney WickED, will take place at partner venue Forman’s Fish Island
• Extensive Hackney WickED Development Programme, education, tours, engaging and inspiring adults and kids alike – based in partner venue Forman’s Fish Island Yard.

HACKNEY WICKED ‘FESTIVAL HUB’ at Queen’s Yard – the epicentre of HWAF13

Friday 16th Aug from 6pm-9pm

– Art Roulette at HWHQ with the Glass Factory

ArtRoulette is an independent curatorial concept that challenges the luck of the participants and the artists. Everyone is invited to gamble on the roulette wheel situated amongst artworks that could be yours to keep. The gallery based events feature emerging artists working in diverse mediums; ArtRoulette offers an interactive and fair chance for all partakers to own a unique artwork from talented newcomers.

What you can expect from the Festival Hub from Saturday 17th midday….


Hackney WickED maps will be available from the Glass Factory – a brand new venue/art space that has joined Hackney WickED in the celebration of ART for 2013!



Fri 16th 6-9pm, Sat 17th 12-10pm; Sun 18th 12-9pm www.glassfactorye9.com #glassfactorye9

Promising a programme of kick-ass artistic and cultural events, Glass Factory will fling its doors wide open for this year’s Hackney WickED and invite the neighbours in, with 3-days of Hackney WickED curated events and the OFFICIAL HACKNEY WICKED BAR… for cocktails & fine things!

SAT 16th August

12pm-5pm Steakhouse at Hackney WickED Steakhouse Live has put together a programme of dynamic artists, to deliver a showcase of new and exciting work for Hackney WickED.

5pm-6pm Adam McAlavey ‘The Shrine’ ‘The Shrine’ is a living sculpture/installation. It vacuums the performer into a frozen pose; the vacuum is created by the performers breathing. Adam performed this at the London fetish event Rubber Cult where it attracted worshipers!
6pm-7pm Hitomi Kammai Live painting and video performance “Rain”, Music in performance: Hitomi Kammai, Le Phasme  – The combination of a live painting by Hitomi Kammai and a video by Yuko Yama, that shows the rain in Japan that pollutes the ground but still enriches it for a new life.

7pm-8pm Parallel Relay – Glass Kirsty Dixon & Esther Ainsworth. A site-specific sound and light installation exploring the qualities of glass, by sound artist Esther Ainsworth and light artist Kirsty Dixon.

9pm-10pm Sculpture (Musician, Dan Hayhurst and animator, Reuben Sutherland) generate an unstable agglomerate of post-techno dancefloor mutations, cybernetic electronics, pop, comic strips, mechanical and digital animation, tape loops and computer sequences, heart and head, past and future.

SUN 18h August

12pm-4.30pm /i’klektik/ Hackney WickED is proud to announce a performance cocktail afternoon with a multiform selection of performers curated by Eduard Solaz.

4.30pm-9pm AVTV is a collective of audio/visual artists formed to showcase live cinema, experimental moving image, music and sound art, utilizing projection, LED screens and lighting to present a dynamic live audio/visual experience.

‘Fate for the WickED’ Art Market Sat/Sun 12-8pm

The annual art market of wondorous things, that this year will include a Graffiti Jam, Site Specific Installations, Cheeky Tiki with a prop sale, performance and surprises throughout the day.

Artists include:

Adam McAlavey; Andrea Schoenborn; Billy AB; Bonzo; David Sailsbury; Box Head; Constantin Cornea; Different Skies with Alistair Cartwright, Geoff Tibbs, Hannah Martin, Jon Siah; Ellin Jane; EsBeStreet; Jason Gibilaro; Jealous Gallery; John Clair; La Bouche Zine; Lucille Clerc; Lucy Storrs – River of Misfits; Mermaids & Other Monsters; Nathaniel Dinham; Nilly Brook; Outside World Allstars; Phillip Hennessey; Ronke Osinowo; Russell Frost; Shadia Hameed; The Demolition Project; The Hackney Wick Festival; Tiffany Winterbottom; Utilitart;

Hackney WickED Buskers Corner Performance Stage (sponsored by Crate)

Saturday 17 Aug: 12-10pm

Including  performances by: Spoken Word Group Somaya, Siddhartha Bose, Gemma Rogers & The Mil Men, Pantonic Steel Orchestra, Fear of Fluffing, Unit 15 presents “The Green Door on the Otherside”, Avon Terra & Adam Vanni, Caps Eyes – Avon Terra, Chris Furness & Little Alaska, Bryant, Vaness Caspersz,Heart Murmurs, Victoria McCormick, Polaroid 85, Shane Beales, The Sandy Bells

Local highlight: PSALM SESSIONS is a pop-up gig run by a community of musicians based in and around the Wick, inspired by songs of the Psalms & collaborating in celebration of FREEDOM, PEACE & HOPE to support social JUSTICE causes, including Pussy Riot. For Hackney Wicked each Artist’s performance will focus on the themes above.

Sunday 19th Aug: 12-9pm

Spoken Word Group by CALM ,Omer, Amber States, Crash Island, The London Soundpainting Orchestra, Deaf Club,  Portia Emare, Nife, Orchestra Bombo Productions, possibly with special guests from the local Gospel Choir.

Plus a selection of pop-up food and drink stalls:

Don Arancini
Specialising in Risotto Balls with a choice of flavours from chorizo chilli and saffron, smoked gammon and mozzarella or wild mushroom and pecorino.

Serving a wide selection of Classic Malaysian Street delights.

Colombian Arepas

Colombian Arepas serve traditional Colombian Streetfood,  including Corn-Buns with tasty hot fillings.

Chorizo Buns and Smoothies by Crate

One of the festival favourites, Chorizo Buns washed down with a healthy smoothie, or a locally brewed lager, IPA, pale ale, or cider (available at the Crate Brewery pop-up bar)

Hackney WickED Queen’s Yard Partner present.. .

The Yard Party at The Yard:

Upset The Rhythm Present 3 Day festival of live music running alongside Hackney WickED, at Queen’s Yard
Friday 16th 5pm-12am; Sat 17 Aug 12pm-late Sunday 18 Aug 12pm-10pm £10 Fri / £15 Sat / £FREE Sun


THE TOMORROW PEOPLE: Elevator Gallery with Hackney WickED at Forman’s Fish Island

The Tomorrow People is an annual open exhibition that takes place over  July/August. The Tomorrow People offers a platform to the most exciting emerging artists, supporting transgressive new work including installation, sculpture, photography and video.

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Exhibition with special Performance 7pm Friday 16th and Artists Q&A Saturday 17th

Primal Forms: Timothy Cresswell


Cre8 Gallery

ImagiNation: Exhibition with Live Paint event Saturday 17th and a Breakfast & Art session 8:30-10:30am Sunday 18th and group mural 12-8pm Sunday 18th

Elevator Gallery

The Tomorrow People with Hackney WickED at Forman’s Fish Island.

London Framing Workshop

Framers Exhibition: A mixed show featuring works by designer makers including ceramicist Jo Davies and stained glass artist Piotr Frac. Also on show will be various art originals and prints collected by Simon including work by locals such as Mantis, Aida, Sweetooth and John Atherton.

Schwartz Gallery


SEE Studio

Dada Bar: Live Visual Arts, Poetry, Theatre, Performance, Graphic Design 6-9pm Friday 16th, 12-9pm Saturday 17th and 12-8pm Sunday 18th

Stour Space

Roll Over Play Dead: Exhibition with Workshops Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th

Welcome Screen

Google Search What God Wants for YOU: Keith Allyn Spencer.

Live Arts Development Agency (LADA) at The White Building
A rolling programme of performance films and a Live Art pop up shop.


The Bicycle Library:  Located White Post Lane, next to the bridge into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

TBL is a mobile City Cycle Shop/ Library/ Gallery and Café. Step inside our double decker bus of wonders, cosy up on the top deck with a cuppa, browse the “TWOnFRO” city cycle gear and accessories, or chat to one of our librarians who will recommend the right bicycle for you. Then ride away with it for a few hours or even a few days, and when you’re done…

Wick on Wheels:  a roaming production and recycling unit, which travels across Hackney Wick & Fish Island and the surrounding areas of East London. An open resource which engages with local communities to reuse, recycle, repair and re-make. It will explore and encourage direct, collective on site production using existing local materials, resources and skills. bringing something special to HWAF this year.

The Lab Film Festival : Located at Mother Studios Project Space, 9D-F Queens Yard

A festival with its’ roots firmly within Hackney WickED Film scene, curated by previous Director Jo Hughes.  thelabfilmfestival.org



Nova DJs
6-11:45pm Friday 16th to Sunday 18th

Vinyl Pimp

Music event

11am-10pm Friday 16th to Sunday 18th

Big Wolf Artist Agency, Vittoria Wharf: Street Performance Showcase featuring musicians, circus performers, actors, face and body painters, (Sat & Sun only)

Goldsmith Vintage Studios: Goldsmith Vintage Emporium Open Studio and Pop-up Shop
Open Studio / Warehouse and Pop-Up shop for Vintage Clothing Retailers (Sat & Sun only)

98B, Main Yard: Collective 98: Multi-media Exhibition featuring Video/Audio/Performance Artists with Sound/Art Workshops on Saturday

45 Dace Road Chop Shop: Pop-Up Shop promoting a new shop space where people can recreate their own ideas of clothing. Featuring music and a live artist response to pop-up space.


The Colour Works Studios, 38 Eastway, Lion Works – 55-57 Wallis Road, London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA), Mother Studios, The Peanut Factory, Percy Dalton’s, 5B Prince Edward Road, Schwartz Wharf, 22 Smeed Road, SPACE – Bridget Riley Studios, SPACE – Eastway Laundry Studios, Stour Space Studios, Vittoria Wharf Studios, Wallis Studios, 43 White Post Lane….and many more!


Engaging and inspiring children and adults alike… with ART. A series of free workshops and events will take place as part of Hackney WickED Art Festival 2013 as part of its dynamic Development programme line-up, including a self-led tour into Hackney Wick’s past, during which participants record their experiences to produce an interactive website featuring “Now” and “Then”; a clay workshop interacting with materials to create imprints, reliefs and sculptures; workshops including ‘wrapping’, ‘screenprinting’, ‘photogramming’; talks and a Forman’s Fish Island Development Playground with a Yurt, parachutes and interactive art and activities!

Pay-what-you-want 1hr walking tour by Hackney Tours around Hackney Wick, including Fish Island. Visit some key Hackney Wicked exhibitions then discover the many layers underneath: the Victorian history, the uncertain post-Olympic future and a little bit of community politics.  Explore the effect of precarious living and regeneration on this unique location and its inhabitants. Has the Wick had its day?


Cafe Greenway, Counter Café, Crate Brewery, Electric Matchbox Ltd, Forman’s Fish Island, German Deli, Mogans Chick-Rings, Re-Juice, The Hackney Pearl, The Wick, Tubby’s Kebab, Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

*look out for HWAF stickers in windows and support businesses who support the community & festival*


Tube:  Hackney Wick Overground. Plan your journey here.

Buses: N8 / N26 / 30 / 236 / 276 / 339 / 488 / 588.
Click here for a map of the local bus stops and bus destinations.
Click the individual bus numbers above for timetables and routes.

Bicycle: Great cycle access via the canal paths and Greenway. Click here to plan your route.

Hackney WickED have also launched a Crowdfunding Campaign called #WickEDForever to help support the festival and urge supporters all over the world to share the crowdfunding page link and make donations as little as £1 Hackney WickED TAX!
For More Info visit



Twitter: Hackney_WickED     #hackneywicked      #foreverwicked


Facebook: www.facebook.com/hackneywicked


Hackney Wick has more artists per capita than anywhere else in the world with 624 Studios in Hackney Wick; 1 in 7 people is either an artist or arts centre practitioners (Survey by MUF Architects, 2009).

The areas iconic industrial warehouses harbour a mass of studios associated with the some of London’s top artists.  East London has undergone a raft of transformations over the last decade putting it at the centre of the map for creative arts in Europe.


“The Wick” lies between the Olympic Park and Victoria Park and is a cauldron of creative and artistic talent.

Since its inception in 2008 Hackney WickED has:


– Been a major stakeholder in the East London arts community, successfully providing an infrastructure and platform for local artists, galleries and studios to work together alongside established and international names.

– Delivered a cutting edge program of events encouraging artists and curators to develop their practice – transforming streets, canal paths and public spaces in the process.

– Has strived to make art events free and accessible for all through the curation of four Hackney WickED Art Festivals since 2008. Hackney WickED has established itself as one of London’s biggest and most unique creative art festivals.

– Increased employment in the area by becoming a sustainable event and by bringing new visitors to the area during the festival – benefiting artists and local businesses.

– Been committed to deepening community relationships by organising a community education & development program to inspire young people and involve both the wider residential population and local businesses.

– Commissioned site-specific artworks and engaged with art collectives both locally and internationally.

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