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C A Mathew: 100 years of photography in Spitalfields

C A Mathew: 100 years of photography in Spitalfields

The photographs of C A Mathew, taken in Spitalfields 100 years ago, are on show at Eleven Spitalfields Gallery in Tower Hamlets until April 25. Most people have a hard time imagining what their neighbourhood looked like 100 years ago, but for residents of Spitalfields in Tower Hamlets that’s no…

New multi-arts venue launches in Hackney Wick

New multi-arts venue launches in Hackney Wick

Hackney Wick is well known in East London for its vibrant cultural scene, and canal-side bar and restaurant Number 90 is the latest addition.  The industrial space has been developed by the proprietors over to house exhibitions, events and gigs in a ‘multi-art’ venue, alongside the restaurant.  This weekend, Number…

Death drawing: Gothic sketching this Valentine’s

Death drawing: Gothic sketching this Valentine’s

Forget life drawing, go gothic this Valentine’s at an Art Macabre ‘death drawing’ session – perfect for both blood-lusting lovers and sick-of-love singletons. The first of the drawing class’ Bloody Valentines Specials took place last night at the Hackney Attic. And, if their Romance is Dead session was anything to…

Stoke Newington man: Life through the camera lens

Stoke Newington man: Life through the camera lens

In a quiet, affluent street minutes from Stoke Newington High Street, Alan Denney is sitting in his navy-toned living room. The room is quite bare, bar two crowded bookshelves. Wearing crocs and socks with a burnt orange jumper, Denney is sipping on his tea. A couple of cats slink around.…

Creativity blossoms in New Cross with student brand

Creativity blossoms in New Cross with student brand

Creators from a young age and international by life experiences, Henri Ghosn, born in Switzerland, and Jun Kim, from South Korea, are making a name for themselves through illustrative bag design. The two merged as business partners upon graduating in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths in 2013, when they decided…

Hackney Wick artists concerned over area’s future

Hackney Wick artists concerned over area’s future

Hackney Wick’s artistic community is nervous for the future. Proposed development of the area mirrors similar gentrification processes that pushed creativity out of fellow inner city spots Shoreditch and Hoxton. Last week the planned development of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park was approved when The London Legacy Corporation awarded Balfour…

Damien Hirst discusses early days of career at Goldsmiths

Damien Hirst discusses early days of career at Goldsmiths

Internationally renowned artist and former Goldsmiths student, Damien Hirst, has returned to Goldsmiths to discuss the early stages of his career. Known for his attention-grabbing artwork, Hirst has shocked the art world with his diamond encrusted dead baby’s skull, pickled sheep and dissected sharks. After gaining notoriety for floating dead…

Hanna Höch exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery

Hanna Höch exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery is holding the first UK exhibition of the works of German artist Hannah Höch. The exhibition, which runs from January 15 to March 23 at the Gallery on Whitechapel Road, spans over six decades of the artist’s career. This includes her contentious period with Berlin’s Dada movement, an…

Rudimental scoop top prize at Festival Awards

Rudimental scoop top prize at Festival Awards

Hackney band Rudimental have won the ‘Breakthrough Act of the Year’ at the 10th annual UK Festival Awards on Monday evening. The band received the award at a ceremony in Camden’s Roundhouse, beating Mercury nominees Disclosure and Bastille. The winning quartet won for their performances at a number of festivals…

Radiohead’s in-house artist to showcase in Hackney

Radiohead’s in-house artist to showcase in Hackney

  A gallery in Stoke Newington welcomes Radiohead’s in-house artist for a one off retrospective of rare prints. Hang-Up Gallery, 56 Stoke Newington High Street, have announced that they will display the work of British artist Stanley Donwood between November 2 – December 1. The exhibition, titled ‘Apocalypse Boutique’, will…

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