Celebrating new voices in art, exclusive exhibition at BL-NK, Hackney. Official launch 29 May, bar, live music. Curator, Pete Bennett #hackney
Speaker's Corner celebrates new voices in Hackney art...
Hackney Council Speaker is bringing together acclaimed artists from across Hackney and beyond including internationally recognised artists for an exclusive exhibition at urban space pop-up BL-NK in Shoreditch. Speaker’s Corner: New Voices in Hackney Art will be launched at a free private viewing at BL-NK on Thursday 29 May and will be open to the public for one week.
Pete Bennett, Hackney artist and musician, will be curating the exhibition involving over 20 artists offering an interesting and diverse range of art and creativity. Internationally renowned artist and co-founder of the Stuckism art movement, Billy Childish, will be contributing along with other talented artists including the infamous street artist, Sweet Toof, and critically acclaimed Aly Helyer who is big on the London art scene. Peacehub, a pro-reconciliation initiative focused on transparent, high level peaceful negotiation based in Haifa in Israel, which is twinned with Hackney, will display a unique selection of images by artists from around the world in support of their Picture Peace open art submission, with a live countdown link to the peace talks.
Gypsy and east European influenced Klezmer Duo, Balabustah will perform on the night led by the with the virtuoso violin and accordion of Dov Levitski and Chris Taylor. Britain’s Got Talent runner up Loveable Rogues will perform hits including their debut single ‘What a Night’. There will be a raffle for a pair of signed football boots owned by former Tottenham Hotspur striker Peter Crouch.
This will be last major fundraising event organised by the Speaker who has supported The Prince’s Trust and St Mungos the past year. "Our exhibition at BL-NK will provide an opportunity to celebrate local art and artists, together with guest contributors. The art scene in Hackney is amazing; a local artist was recently awarded the Turner Prize. There is a huge pool of talent to showcase, we also want to raise money for St Mungo's during the current housing crisis and The Princes Trust, who do important work helping vulnerable teenagers'
The exhibition launch promises a fantastic celebration of Hackney art teamed with great music and a free drink on entry. Sponsored by Union Developments, the private view event is free to the public with individual donations and 15% of sales going to The Princes Trust and St Mungo’s.
Private view Thursday 29 May 2014 @ 6pm – 9.30pm (music and bar open until 12am) at BL-NK, 37 East Road, London N1 6AZ. Free entry with a drink on arrival.
Exhibition on until Friday 6 June 2014 at BL-NK, 37 East Road, London N1 6AZ
Artists participating include Harry Adams, Noel Bensted, Billy Childish, Alex Daw, Errol Reuben Fernades, Alex Fox, Ben Gooch, Tanya Harris, Andrew Hladky, Alyson Helyer, Lady Lucy, Rudolph Lindo, Michelle O' Mahoney, Olena Melnikova, Sadie Murdoch, Dorian Nedzwicz , Picture Peace, David Brian Smith, Ruth Solomons, Sweet Toof, Annie Zamero