Join us for the an outing of the Wick Curiosity Shop and the launch of the WCS 2009 Calender. Thursday the 22nd of January 2009 from 3pm at the Hackney Wick Community Centre. Click here for directions.
The Wick Curiosity Shop 2009 Calendar is a limited edition of collages based on Hackney Wick’s past, present and future. It was made by Polly Brannan from public works and Hilary Powell from Optimistic Productions.
You can purchase a copy for £10 (postage not included) by e-mailing the Wick Curiosity Shop
The Wick Curiosity Shop is an eclectic collection of local produce, memorabilia, oral history, songs and stories from or about Hackney Wick. On the day of the Hackney Wick Festival the shop hosted a rich mixture of displays and performances, bringing together the weird and the wonderful found in Hackney Wick.
Beyond the Festival the shop exist on line and as a series of events in which it temporarily assembles. The display and the format in which the shop is presented are changing with each event and the shop archive is continuously growing. We’re slowly collecting an extensive list of contributions made in or inspired by Hackney Wick and the surrounding area.
The Wick Curiosity Shop is a project by public works in collaboration with Pudding Mill River:Purveyors of Sporting Spirits and Foodstuffs commissioned by [SPACE] for the Hackney Wick Festival, which took place on the 27th of September 2008.
Contact us if you would like to contribute something to the shop or if you spot something that needs further explanation. You can also join our mailing list to stay informed about future events.
6 month of the Wick Calendar by Hilary Powell
image: local pre pre launch of the films earlier this summer
public works together with myvillages.org and Grizedale Arts have been producing 8 short films which document the makers and making of different village produce. Three of the films have been shot in Höfen and show the making of the butterspoon, the doylless bag and the jar lamp - all former Höfer Goods produce.
This years - alongside well known conserves and other things - we' ll be showing and selling the films on DVD.
The films will be launched in the UK on 13th November 2008 as part of the New Seasons exhisbition at the Royal Academy and together with other film projects curated by Grizedale Arts for the Agrifashionista.tv project.
Visit the Wick
Curiousity Shop at the Hackney Wick
Saturday the 27th of September from 1PM - 5PM at the
The Wick Curiosity Shop is an eclectic collection of local
produce, memorabilia, oral history, songs and stories from or about
Hackney Wick. On the day of the Hackney Wick Festival 2008 the shop
will offer a rich mixture of displays and performances, bringing
together the weird and the wonderful found in Hackney Wick. The
Wick Curiosity Shop is produced by artists public works and Pudding
View detailed programme of the shop ->
View pdf of the Festival Poster ->
The Wick Curiosity Shop will be based on the mobile porch - a mobile
piece of mini architecture, which has been roaming around the area
in August and September.
Wednesday the 6th of August 2008
7PM - 9PM on the Green at Hackney Wick
Click to view a map.
public works together with Pudding Mill River
have been invited by Space Studios to make a
contribution to the Hackney Wick Festival
which will take palace on the 27th of September on the green
outside the church in Hackney Wick. Our contribution is called the
Wick Curiosity Shop and brings together the weird and wonderful
world hidden in Hackney Wick. To generate interest in the shop we
will have a series of small scale, informal events leading up to
the festival. First showing is this Wednesday the 6th of August.
Come along if you would like to tell us about something that should
be part of the shop or drop in for a drink of some locally
harvested and produced elder-flower champagne kindly sponsored by
Pudding Mill River.
project commissioned by SPACE
on the Mobile Porch
for one day
during PABD 2008
The Mobile Porch goes Arnold Circus and will join the fanzine
making madness for one day, inviting everyone who has something to
say on the day, to publish it there and then, on large sheets of
paper using our all time favourite: duck tape.
All contributions will be published online afterwards.
Photo from last year's PABD fair - showing Deepa Naik from
ART CAR BOOT FAIR 2008.
SUNDAY 8TH OF JUNE, 12-6pm.
146 BRICK LANE, LONDON E1
We'll be getting small stuff out of the boot and onto the trading tabels, including
shelf frames, fanzines, contact trays, duck alphabet sets, etc.
Also: DJ Simspon and KT&Paul have been collaborating on some phantastic
T Shirts and we're sharing a stall.
See you Sunday.
For more details click www.artcarbootfair.com