Hackney Utopians At Abney Park

To culminate the  ‘Hackney Utopians’ art project at Abney Park, we would like to invite you to our exhibition at Stoke Newington Gallery, which open Thursday 29th of September  until Sunday 2nd of October.

The exhibition will include works by:

Hackney Utopian’s Collective http://hackneyutopians.blogspot.com/; Eva Bachmann, Frank Creber and myself and our special guess artist Mina Nelson. It will also include the works made in collaboration with the local community at the Family Arts Week in Abney Park.

Join us!

Hackney Utopians in Abney Park

Everyone had great fun and produced beautiful work!

One of the highlights was an improvised, creative and magical funeral ceremony and burial for Mrs Rat, which some of the children came up with on their own initiative, though obviously inspired by their surroundings!

Many Thanks to Abney Park Trust for their help and letting us put this on, to the wonderful volunteers Nina and Delphine, and especially to everyone who came and participated.

Check this blog for more info about our exhibition in September where the Hackney Utopian’s will exhibit the work produced by the community in Abney Park alongside their own work.

Summer Art Weekend with the Hackney Utopians

Join us for a weekend of Arts at Abney Park 6-7th August

Artists- The Hackney Utopians, Eva Bachmann, Frank Creber, Maria Alvarez-Echenique

Open to all ages, clay arts trail

Participants will take a board with their clay on it out into the Park. They will find something of interest to make an impression of, a leaf, some lettering or motif on a gravestone etc.

They will come back and shape their piece of clay in the workshop space, in order that it fits into an overall shape.

The clay pieces will be fired and will be on display in the exhibition in the Stoke Newington Library, which is linked to the project.

Participants will take a quest map and a panel with a number on it. They will use the quest map to find their place in the park. At their place they will find a flag with their number on it. When they have found their place they will draw whatever catches their eye, they will draw directly onto the panel and return to the workshop space.