On Saturday 7 March members of the public were welcomed to an exclusive art viewing at East Village, as Get Living London offered the chance to get up close and personal with some of the hottest contemporary art emanating from East London.
Through guided tours of the art on display in the 31 foyers of the private rented homes, visitors had a chance to see some of the 70 loaned works, created by established and emerging local artists. Renowned pieces such as Gavin Turk’s Gold Triple Pop and Sean Raggett’s Queen’s Wood were on show.
The highly acclaimed Eleanor Bedlow, Felix Friedmann, Dolores de Sade, Aida, Sean Raggett, Nick Simpson, Neil Weerdmeester and Vanessa Short were on hand to introduce their works to art lovers.
The event comes as part of Get Living London’s new and ongoing cultural programme in partnership with East London arts organisations Hackney Wick Fish Island Cultural Interest Group, Stratford Rising, Hidden Art and Hackney WickED aiming to integrate London’s Newest Neighbourhood into the vibrant surrounding areas of East London.
The foyer art pieces will be rotated around the Get Living London foyers during the loan period to give residents the opportunity to enjoy all the great pieces of art on display.