Friday, October 14, 2016

Save Yourselves Exhibition in Hackney Wick

Back in August we were asked by Time Out to select some of our favourite London street art from the summer(Previously on Hookedblog). One of the pieces we selected was the Lord Napier Pub in Hackney Wick which saw a host of previous and current resident street and graffiti artists or the ‘Lunatics’ as curator and artist Aida Wilde called them, takeover and transform the pub with a riot of colourful works.

The Lord Napier pub (pictured above) redecorated by the 'Lunatics' earlier this year for Hackney WickED.

Save Yourselves

This October from the 14th, Aida Wilde has once again assembled these ‘Lunatics’ to bring you an immersive, visual and historical experience to Stour Space. In the run up to the exhibition the locals of Hackney Wick, Hackney WickED and Save Hackney Wick were invited to share personal photos, archival images and footage to be featured in the exhibition ensuring with these contributions Save Yourselves promises not to be just another gallery show but will offer an insight into this unique community past and present.
 “For at least a decade, the urban art landscape of the Wick has shaped and developed the aesthetic of this unique pocket of East London. Save Yourselves celebrates the art and the artists who have personal and emotional connections to the area. Many of these artists have gone on to become some of the most prolific street artists of our time. As most buildings are doomed for demolition, subsequently so is the rich heritage of urban art in East London. Is there now anything left to Save, apart from Ourselves?”

We stopped by Stour Space earlier in the week as Aida Wilde and a number of the artists were busy at work setting up the exhibition. With paint and paste flying around in amoung the sea of ladders and scaffold towers we managed to shoot a few teaser images which we have shared in this post. With such an impressive line-up of artists many of whom have regularly featured on Hookedblog over the years this is set to be one of the must see London Street Art show of the year, you do not want to miss this show, trust us.


The Artist Line-Up

MOBSTR (Previously on Hookedblog), Donk (Previously on Hookedblog), Zombie Squeegee, Static, Fatherless, Edwin, Mighty Mo, Sweet Toof(Previously on Hookedblog), Dscreet (Previously on Hookedblog), Unga, Deso, Malarko, Float, DONE, Gregg Abbott (The Hidden Print), Vesna Parchet, Teddy Baden, John Atherton, Hin, Sony, Darren John, RUN, Ronzo, Rowdy, Neoh, David O’Shaughnessy, Cristina Lina, Brenda Goodchild, Helen Ashton, Jo Hicks, Anna Chilton, Xenz, Busk, Fifth Wall TV, Rosa Romeo, Felicity Taylor, Gina Pellicci, Juliette Stuart, Allie Li, Ego. A. Sowinski, Pang, Tek33, ODC & Nudo de Víboras.

Exhibition Details 
Opening Night: Friday 14th October 2016, 7-10pm, free entry.
Opening Hours: Exhibition will be open daily until 31st October 9am-5pm.
Location: Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Hackney Wick, London, E3 2PA

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