Development Plans Threaten Artist Studios in London’s Hackney Wick

August 15th, 2016

Plans to demolish a small warehouse complex in London’s Hackney Wick that remains home to over 100 artists studios and businesses, among them the studios of the Chapman Brothers, Gavin Turk and Conrad Shawcross, have raised considerable protest and resistance.  Known as Vittoria Wharf, the space was long considered to have one of the highest percentages of artists per square foot in Europe, and was seen as a “safe haven where people can enjoy the relatively small privilege of being able to get on with their work and collaborate with their neighbors without the fear of having to be moved on,” the Art Newspaper quotes an anonymous resident. “That is until now.” Read more at Art Newspaper