Gavin Turk’s new exhibition at the Béton Brut Gallery takes place against the backdrop of the fast changing and rapid redevelopment of Hackney Wick. Uniting the creative community and encouraging collaboration, the exhibit has been a project which counters the negative impacts of gentrification in Hackney Wick. A variety of local businesses, makers, producers and suppliers have come together to stage the exhibition, including the printmaker Tom’s Etching Studio, exhibition partner Truman’s Brewery and gallery partner Currell.
This body of work has inspired pieces such as Exhaust Emissions etching on solar plate, printed by Thomas Moore (from Tom’s Etching Studio) and White Transit Van Compression by contemporary British artist Gavin Turk.
William Chamberlain, Founder of Creative Wick comments: “As one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists, we’re excited to be partnering with Gavin Turk to ensure a legacy for Hackney Wick as a viable creative area. Initiatives like this enable us to raise awareness of the constant struggle for recognition of the vital role that artists and the wider creative economy play in the process of urban renewal, something that is all too often overlooked.”