Hackney Museum: At Home in Hackney
Hackney Museum is a museum that tells the stories of the borough and its broad-ranging and diverse community through over 8,500 artworks, objects and oral histories. Showcasing five decades of photography of the borough from both emerging and established artists, the museum’s latest exhibition At Home in Hackney provides ‘a fascinating insight into the celebrations, disruptions and everyday lives of the borough and its people.’
Bringing the exhibition outdoors, we partnered with Hackney Museum to create a pop-up gallery. Across two phases, we spotlighted a selection of photographs from the exhibition on the streets in which they were original made, such as Neil Martinson’s portrait of striking nurses from 1982, Colin O’Brien’s eerie photograph of Broadway Market’s frozen canal and Turner Prize-winner Rachel Whiteread’s famous image of the now-demolished Clapton Park Estate. Produced in large-scale across our billboard and poster takeover sites, the photographs remind passers-by of the importance of highlighting the rich historical tapestry of Hackney as well as how much the area has changed in half a century.