Hackney Wick and Fish Island DIY Open Studios

Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios takes place Fri 29 – Sun 31 July
Launch party on Friday 29th July explores subversive culture, and an opportunity to get ‘Greased-Up’ at Mick’s Garage for a Hackney WickED Late – RSVP here
100s of artists across over 20 buildings will open their studios, for your exploration and viewing on over the weekend (Friday 6-9pm, Sat 12-6pm, Sun 12-6pm)
Immersive live art performance will take place throughout the weekend spontaneously across the Hackney Wick and Fish Island
Street art commission at the Lord Napier
Map will be available for collection at the info point at Mick’s Garage

Hackney Wick, the home of the most densely populated area of artists in the world, opens its doors for a weekend of art, performance, film and music.

In such an exciting and creative place, Hackney WickED DIY Open Studios brings the community together to celebrate its diversity and uniqueness. Many of the studios are still under threat of closure, such as Wallis Road and Vittoria Wharf, and Hackney WickED CIC aims to support the creative community by collectively opening the doors of creative spaces to share and showcase the magic and cultural gem that is Hackney Wick.

This is your annual opportunity to explore the labyrinth of artist studios and creative spaces and meet and talk with artists and creative industries in the area.

It kicks off with an explosive evening at the former Mick’s Garage, curated by Laura May Lewis, with live art performance from STRONTIUM 92 <Alexis Milne>, Tex Royale, Lu Ma Oi, Stray Transmission. London Sound Painting Orchestra, Beatbox Collective, Marie Brenneis, Dean Todd, Aoife Van Linden, Mai Nguyen Tri & more.

So come along, grab your map and explore this wonderful place.

WEEKEND TIMINGS

HW Friday Late:

6-9pm DIY Open Studios
6-11pm HW ‘GREASED UP’ Live at Mick’s Garage, Crate Brewery, Queen’s Yard

Saturday/Sunday:
12-6pm DIY Open Studios

Evening events and programming will take place across all Hackney Wick venues including Grow Hackney, the Yard, Mick’s Garage, See Studio and Stour Space.

Studios confirmed to take part include:
Mother Studios, Space (Britannia Works, Bridget Riley, White Building, Eastway Studio), See Studio, Stour Space, arebyte/ARBEIT, Lionworks, Wallis Rd/ Cell/ Liquid Studios, 92 White Post Lane, DEN-City1 , Vittoria Wharf, Fish Island Labs/ Swan Wharf, Grow Hackney.
“the most vital event of the Summer” by NY Arts Mag

“Hackney WickED has become an energetic fixture of summer in London” (Time Out 2014).