Friday evening saw us venture out to Hackney Wick for the preview of the 'Meanwhile Back in the Wick' exhibition. Presented by Prompt>Gallery_ who for this their debut show have resurrected what was Hackney Wick’s first exhibition space in Queens yard, on the 5th floor of Mother Studios.
Reinforcing the locations reputation for being one of the most exciting and creative artist communities in Europe, the gallery selected to feature the work of three Hackney Wick based artists, Aida, John Atherton and OKO. Below is a small selection of image we took at the preview, the large crowds in attendance made it difficult to get photographs of all the work and a return visit is definitely on the cards.
"Aida and John Atherton left the hustle and bustle of Brick Lane in 2008 in search of a more affordable and less saturated solace, to live and work. Since then, they have progressed individually, with Aida growing as a seminal printmaker and Atherton establishing his Wick Art Store business in the area as well as developing his creative practice."
"OKO uses the world as her canvas; she has been a permanent fixture in the street art revolution since 2005, traveling extensively, skating or painting her intricately drawn work. Dubbed a “National Treasure” in Croatia and working with clients such as Adidas, Prompt>Gallery_ are delighted that she has decided to call Hackney Wick her new home."
The 'Meanwhile Back At the Wick' exhibition will be on show at Prompt>Gallery_ until the end of December, with the gallery space open Fridays 5 —10pm, Saturday and Sundays 12 — 8pm.
For those planning a trip to the exhibition, we suggest you visit over the weekend of the 21st -23rd November as Mother Studios will also be hosting their Xmas Open Studios event 'Something For Mother'. With over 70 artists selling original art from the 38 studio's located in the building, workshops and tours by Hackney Tours there will be something for everyone.
Prompt>Gallery_, 5th floor, Mother Studios, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN
For more info on the artists, find them online here:
Aida's Website: http://aidaprints.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/aidaprints
John Atherton's Website: http://john-atherton.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/johnathertonart
OKO's Website: http://oko176.tumblr.com
And finally check out this super short Vine clip we shot at the opening evening and if you are using the app be sure to say hello and follow us at Hookedblog.