AboutStoke Newington Artists Group (SNAG) are a group of multidisciplinary artists from Stoke Newington / Hackney who formed in 2009, and meet regularly to discuss their practice, drawing inspiration and ideas from each other.
In this, their first collaborative exhibition, SNAG explores the theme of âLocal' and has invited other artists from a variety of disciplines to join them through their investigation into âLocalness'.
Each artist has individually responded to the theme by making new works that pose the question âWhat is local?', engaging with the subject through a variety of media including sound, photography, drawing, painting and installation.
From a walk to the local shop, new constructions changing familiar places, objects we find beneath the surface of our gardens, textures under our bare feet or recognisable faces we see in the street, to a cup of tea we share with neighbours; the aim of this exhibition is to bring together artists, not all of them âlocal', to present works that reflect locality and invite the viewer to think about what local means to them.
Situated in a former hairdressers on Well Street in Hackney, Karin Janssen Project Space is a new, independent exhibition space run by Dutch artist Karin Janssen. The space is located in the heart of the local community nestled between a family butcher and a pound shop. The space is used as a studio by Karin and will present a recurring programme of exhibitions, projects, discussions and events. âLocal' will be the first exhibition to take place in Karin Janssen Project Space.
The artists involved in this exhibition are Maria Begasse, Alexandra Blum, A.Banu Cansever, Zoe Clifford, Paul Driscoll, Caroline Halliday, Stephen Harwood, Karin Janssen, Keir Wickenham, Anna Lopez, Simon Mills, Miro et Moi, Henry Mulhall, Santa Piterniece, Tony Rickaby, Aisling Roycroft, and Tematrilla.