Art Exhibitions

First North East London show for 18 year old photographer

First North East London show for 18 year old photographer

  It is quite something to have your third professional exhibition before your 19th birthday, but this was what 18-year-old Imogen Davis is celebrating this week, her startling black-and-white photographs having their first north London display thanks to a new art venue: The Haggerston Tearoom. Posing for publicity shots amid the tables and cakes, Imogen […]








Live music and art from Core Arts

Live music and art from Core Arts

A Hackney arts centre  ran exclusively by practicing artists and musicians, for artists and musicians who have, or have had, severe and enduring mental health issues, will be showcasing their work  this Friday, 9 November in Homerton. Featured will be works of St Martins graduate and emerging Sophie O’Neill, whose work borders figurative portrait painting, […]








T Rex’s Marc Bolan and Stamford Hill featured in new exhibition

T Rex’s Marc Bolan and Stamford Hill featured in new exhibition

  Long before the big hair and glam-rock make-up, T-Rex’s front man Marc Bolan was a fresh faced 15 year old Mark Feld of Stamford Hill, who hung out with his friends at the local amusement arcade. Stamford Hill Mods – The Genesis of Marc Bolan will tell the story of early modernist culture, fashion […]








The White Building/Lea River Park – review

The White Building/Lea River Park – review

Hackney Wick’s offbeat White Building has all the hallmarks of a sensitive Olympic legacy, but the possible scrapping of the Lea River Park walkway suggests that petty politics not community is the driving force








Behold and Believe; bold, moving and inspirational exhibition at Hackney’s The Vyner Studio

Behold and Believe; bold, moving and inspirational exhibition at Hackney’s The Vyner Studio

Urban, gritty and daring, Behold and Believe perfectly reflects the contemporary metropolitan landscape that it both depicts and takes place in the midst of. On display at minimalistic east London gallery The Vyner Studio between Saturday February 25th and Thursday March 1st, the exhibition, showcasing a mixed media fusion of photography, video art and installation […]








An Exhibition: When I Was 12 I Was Possessed by a Demon

An Exhibition: When I Was 12 I Was Possessed by a Demon

Dazed and Confused photographer Amy Gwatkin, has spent two years taking pictures of naked men with bags over their heads. She says: “I felt that after two years I’d become disgusted and exhausted with nudity, sex, sexuality, exhibitionism and all that.” She has now delved further into her past to consider the embryonic beginnings of […]








Martin Lau: The Hermit and The Sleeping Beast

Photographs by Martin Lau Soundtrack by Cos Chapman and Isnaj Dui 14th-24th October 2010 The Hermit and The Sleeping Beast comprises the first two installments of the ongoing series The Menagerie. I have been fascinated by industrial vehicles such as the ones featured here for as long as I can remember. They are undoubtedly impressive […]