IN AN UGLY, old warehouse in Hackney Sean Worrall and Emma Harvey have been working almost non-stop to create beauty amid loss.
“A maximalist art event… a DIY punk-rock-style weekend” is how the two art-hunters, from Vyner Street exile collective describe their latest popup near London Fields.
In minimalist premises not far from where picnickers like to gather, pictured, underpaid workers once slaved by day and night.
Now the factories are nearly all closed. In the soon-to-be demolished building a minute’s stroll from London Fields railway station “walls and floors,” says Worrall, “will be alive with paintings, sculpture, installation and street artists jousting with contemporary painters, sculptors juggling around installations.”
Cultivate, a leader in the buzzing art scene at Vyner Street, off Mare Street (just south of the Regent’s Canal), and known for First Thursdays, will now hold pop-ups around London until it finds a place in which to settle.
They will be carefully collated. Worrall insists: “We are being very picky about who we invite to take part… the show will be balanced and considered.
“But this is essentially artists coming together for a weekend art exhibition in a disused East London warehouse [left].”
Hamish Scott 060615
* Cultivate presents Play at Gransden Avenue, London Fields, Hackney E8 3QA, Saturday 6 June 2015, 1pm-9pm, Sunday 7 June 2015, 10am-6pm
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