Championing creativity through Exhibitions, Open Studios, Performance, Fetes, Music, Workshops, Tours and more. Hackney WickED CIC remains a dynamic force for promoting local culture - dedicated to providing a platform for artists to showcase their work alongside established and international names.
Hackney WickED Art Festival (HWAF) will take place from Friday 1 August to Sunday 3 August 2014 across Hackney Wick and Fish Island. This will be the 6th annual art festival in the 7th year of the Hackney WickED lifespan.
This year the festival epicentre is ‘Hackney WickED Riviera’, based at Forman’s Fish Island and Swan Wharf, where art will be celebrated in all its forms. Key elements include Curated Exhibitions, Open Studios, Performance, Film, Site-specific Art, Fate For The WickED (art market), Graffiti Jam, Development Workshops, Fashion, Music, Art Tours, Kayak Trips and great Food & Drink.
Over 100 open studios to explore; over 15 exhibitions curated specially for the festival, brand new site-specific artworks and many many live performances and events popping up around the streets and venues of Hackney Wick.
Arts Council England Grants for the arts funded commissions have been awarded to a series of site-specific works by Laura Oldfield Ford, Stephen Gill and Daryl Brown - selected by Ingrid Z of The Residence Gallery; performance commissions have been awarded to AAS, Eloise Fornieles and Rosie Ridgway; open studio bursaries will go to Dollyolli Studios, Dygoro Sasaki, Josephine Chime, Kirtland Ash, Linda Simmonds - Selected by Douglas Thackway and Fiona Furness of SPACE, Paul Abbott, ]performance s p a c e [, Rosie Emerson, Rossen Daskalov and Vittoria Wharf Collective.
Hackney WickED Art Festival, in its 6th year, has established itself as one of London’s biggest and certainly most uniquely creative Art events: promoting local culture and providing a platform for local emerging artists to showcase their work alongside more established names whilst celebrating the creative community that resides in Hackney Wick.
Festival Patron, Gavin Turk says,
“What people don’t realise about Hackney WickED Art Festival is the honesty of the festival; it is made from the energy of the artists... It really is quite different to any other festivals that people will have gone to”
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