Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios Celebrates 10th Edition

It’s just under 2 weeks to go until Hackney WickED 10, London’s biggest open studio event – Over 40 cultural venues & spaces from across Hackney Wick & Fish Island have joined forces to co-create this years’ programme – Don’t miss the chance to witness the unique creative talent and inner workings of London’s ‘Creative Square Mile’. See the programme highlights and details below.

For one weekend only, art lovers from across London and the world are invited to Explore the labyrinth of spaces that make up “London’s Creative Square Mile”, be Inspired and Buy new artworks from a range of artists – from renowned international names to the exciting new generation of the grassroots scene, students, and everything in between.

A snapshot of Hackney WickED 10 and the many activities includes: the opportunity to view studios of over 100 of London’s leading contemporary artists from SPACE Studios, Stour Space, Grow Studios, London Centre for Book Arts, Arbiet Studios, Studio Wayne McGregor, Mother X and more. Numerous exhibitions, including the Hackney WickED group show <WHO ARE WE>, Unit G Gallery’s WickED Walls, Felstead Studios Anniversary Group Show and pop-up exhibitions across the area. Morning Gloryville’s world-renowned sober rave. Film screenings at The Yard Theatre. A diverse programme of participatory events, including House of Hackney WickED workshops, ‘Hidden Hackney Wick’ walking tours with Hackney Tours, POWER Space dance, Mesmeric Drawing with Mellisa Alley and much more…

“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

Hackney WickED 10

Hackney WickED 10

Showreel of Hackney WickED 2017 by Gareth Key

Hackney WickED 10 2019 Group Show <WHO ARE WE> explores our political, physical and cultural identities as human beings. <WHO ARE WE> will showcase Hackney Wick’s diverse range of artists and will take place in the pop-up exhibition space at The Trampery on Fish Island. Curated by Anna Maloney, Director of Hackney WickED Collective

“I had a studio for 17 years in Hackney Wick (the site is now being turned into flats). I am a big supporter of Hackney WickED, a now legendary, real artists festival, which gives the artist community an annual chance to show and celebrate all the various projects and programmes people are involved in. Make sure you see the <Who Are We> HWED Group show incorporating the diverse community of the Wick.” – Gavin Turk

Full Weekend programme of events & gallery openings coming soon but scroll down for a glimpse of some of the events planned for the Open Studios weekend:

Hackney WickED 10  Official Launch After Party at Grow, Hackney
Friday 26th 9pm – 2am

DJ’s & Live Music by Bellatrix and Grace Savage aka BURD beatbox collective—who’ve made history as the first female beatbox team to ever enter and win the UK Championships. More special guests to be announced soon…

Hackney WickED Workshops at House of Hackney WickED
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

Felstead Studios – 2nd Anniversary

Felstead Studios – 2nd Anniversary  Hackney WickED 10

House of Hackney WickED 10 is pleased to run a series of workshops suitable for all ages over the weekend. See full programme

Morning Gloryville at The Old Baths
Sunday 28th

The world-renowned sober rave is coming to WickED! Their high-energy DJs, artist actors, yoga, massage and wellness practitioners will activate the artistic heart of Hackney Wick.

“We at Morning Gloryville believe that our high-energy DJs, our team of inspirational and motivational artist actors, plus our range of professional yoga, massage and other wellness practitioners, will all activate the artistic heart of Hackney Wick!” Rob Oldham, Honcho at Morning Gloryville

Open Studios at Grow, Hackney Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

Grow Studios is part of the Grow eco-system in Main Yard, Hackney Wick. In operation for over 10 years, Grow studios have provided space for over 100 local artists, creative practitioners and small businesses to build, create, make and grow. Two floors will open over the HWED weekend, including Djs, live printing on Saturday, print-making workshops, ceramics, concrete artist / 3D design, gym (dad and baby workshop), eco pod, lift gallery, conceptual art, Live Grafitti and more.

Green House London
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

New addition to Hackney Wick, cafe, bar and dancehall set in the scenic space of an old meat packing factory. Expect the weird, wonderful and usually something delicious.

Pineapple Pizza headline Saturday night for a groovy journey of house and disco edits.

SPACE Open Studios
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

SPACE has two artist studio buildings open to the public over the weekend: Britannia Works and Bridget Riley artist studio buildings. Come and see behind the scenes of a working artist’s studio, meet the artists and buy work direct from their studio.

Felstead Studios – 2nd Anniversary
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

2019 marks two years since the launch of Felstead Studios and we shall be celebrating the occasion during Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios this year. The studio shall be host to an group exhibition of local and national artists, we shall also have both original artworks and limited edition prints for sale, and discounts on our framing services.. RSVP HERE

Cheeky Tiki  Pop-Up Hackney WickED 10

Cheeky Tiki
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

POP Up Shop & Ceramics Showcase – For all things Tiki and tropical inc. bar design & fit out, lifestyle & interior decor, hand made ceramic cocktail mugs, clothing & soft furnishings HEAD to Cheeky Tiki’s Pop UP shop on Saturday 29th July.

Arbeit – Trowbridge Gardens
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

Arbeit is opening new artist studios at 1 Trowbridge road E9 5LD. On Saturday they will be doing tours of the studios space and the gardens from 2.30 to 4pm for artists interested in renting out the space as a studio space in the future

Hackney Herbal will have the new herb garden open for people to look around. There will be herbal tea for people to try and free seed sowing activity. The activities will be free with an optional donation

The Wallpaper Diaries: Phoebe Deeprose
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

Month long Artist-In-Residence at CRATE Brewery – This exhibition, ‘The Wallpaper Diaries’ builds upon a recent collection of textile pieces, experimenting further with the process of journaling through illustrative story telling and large scale provocative artworks’. With a developing fascination in how spaces can affect our lives; Phoebe uses her artworks to create bespoke interior pieces, building atmospheric spaces to escape in and reconnect with the natural world.

Live! AT Giant Steps
Sunday 28th

Live jazz music taking place outside on Giant Steps canal-side terrace where musicians have been asked to pick a seminal jazz album and play a live set inspired by that album with a band of their choice. Keep up to date

We’ll be serving food from the BBQ and ice-cold drinks all day from noon, and the performances will start at 3pm sharp.

The Wallpaper Diaries: Phoebe Deeprose

The Wallpaper Diaries: Phoebe Deeprose

The Circle – Film Screening
Friday 26th

The Circle is a bold and lyrical portrayal of two brothers, David and Sanchez, living on a Hackney council estate, in East London. The film gives a compelling insight into their family and friendships, the stigmas they face daily, their mental health and how they process their emotions. Combining dance with documentary, their story and the challenges they face are embodied through vivid movement sequences. Supported by BFI Doc Society and Hackney Quest.

A Bit Of Everything (ABOE) Yard Sale
Sunday 28th

ABOE (A Bit Of Everything) is an arts & music movement/platform that documents and supports young artists. The event we would like to run in Hackney WickED is ‘The ABOE Yard Sale’. It will be a day event for upcoming artists & brands to sell clothes + art, thrifting and donate clothes to charity. The aim is to support upcoming artists as well as promoting sustainable clothing & recycling. With handpicked DJ’s will playing music and setting the vibe throughout the day! RSVP HERE

London Centre for Book Arts
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

Based in what was once the heart of east London’s print industry, the London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) is an artist-run, open-access studio offering education programmes for the community and affordable access to resources for artists and designers. The Centre’s mission is to foster and promote book arts and artist-led publishing in the UK through collaboration, education, distribution, and by providing open-access to printing, binding and publishing facilities.

Power Space Sundays – Dance Training
Sunday 28th

Hackney WickED 10

Hackney WickED 10

Stour Space welcomes you to Hackney WickED 10 POWER SPACE. A free Sunday open dance space hosted every Sunday at Stour Space. It’s free entry and we have guest DJs playing! EVERY SUNDAY ** New start time, now 7pm! Session open until 10:30pm ** London Dance Community. Open jam and practice organised by Hashtag Unity with UNiTY DJs on the decks

Loop Loop Loop Loop
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

We, The Poo Collective, are here to ask… are you stuck in a loop? Living your days in constant cycles of routine? Have your habitiual rituals got the better of you?

Art Private View & Music by The Poo Collective @ Blaise House RSVP HERE

Participating Artists: Iman West | Sean Coates | Josh Kelvin |Ben J Pollock |Imo Jeffes | Oliver Dorrel |Jack Candy-Kemp | Nik HB

Victoria Yum
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

A bitesize bakery based in Hackney Wick. Come and get a fix of brownies, layer cakes, cupcakes, cookies, loaf cakes, pudding pots and amazing pie all served with tea or Prosecco.

Hidden Hackney Wick: Uncensored

Hidden Hackney Wick: Uncensored  Hackney WickED 10

Studio Wayne McGregor
Sunday 28th 12-6

Studio Wayne McGregor will open its doors as part of Hackey WickED DIY Open Studios – a rare opportunity to view Company Wayne McGregor in rehearsal And to tour the exciting creative space.

Peanut Factory Group Show
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th

Enya Lachman-Curl hosts a group of friends for a joint exhibition in her studio. (Located 56 Dace Road, Building H)

Featuring – Enya Lachman-Curl, Charlotte Osborne, Thomas Moore, Louise Hildreth and more…

WickED Walls
Friday 26th 6-9pm

Unit G Gallery presents a selection of pieces by some of our finest fine artists, curating a group exhibition of work by four locally-based painters, sculptors, photographers and mixed media practitioners, in a large canal-side space that is usually empty during the week

Indigenous: Art Showcase by Luke Gray @ Ethical Bean Co.

A series of works inspired by the little known 55 ethnic minority tribes of China.

After a few year’s of living in China and exploring the rural regions, I was inspired to start illustrating the hill tribes of Yunnan and Guizhou with traditional Chinese ink

Hackney Tours – Hidden Hackney Wick: Uncensored

‘Hidden Hackney Wick: Uncensored’ is an alternative art walk & thought-provocation by Hackney Tours. Founder Simon Cole has been exploring the Wick for 10 years, watching and recording the changes in a place that’s been an important part of his own creative journey. In this 1hr walk he gives a version of the decade you won’t find in the brochure.

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