The Artists Eye – Hackney Museum 25 January – 28 April 2012

The Artists’ Eye25 January – 28 April 2012A Mapping the Change exhibition of artists’ work in response to the changes in East London as a result of the 2012 Olympics.  These range from artistic impressions of the Olympic site, to photos through peep holes on Hackney building sites, to an abstract piece about workers on the River Lea to a children’s animation film of Matchbox toys returning to their old factory. Most of the work will be on sale once the exhibition is finished. Visitors will also find out about Hackney’s art in open spaces and be among the first to see images of the art specially commissioned for the Olympic Park. This includes Monica Bonvicini’s mirrored glass and stainless steel 9 metreletters of the word RUN, Hackney artist Martin Richman’s One Whirl made of recycled glass and Fantastic Factology, a series of bench plaques each one with a nugget of knowledge, to inform and inspire for years to come.