A rare opportunity arose for an artist to win a £500 commission to create a piece on a 6.5m x 2.6m wall in the SkyWay Garden on the Regents Canal by Kingsland Road. The garden sits on the towpath between Angel and Broadway Market with a footfall of thousands weekly. Finalists will have their work on display at Hive Dalston from 16th September where the public will be able to view and vote for their favourite entries.
The winner will be announced at an exciting awards and fundraising night on the 23rd September at Hive Dalston. All funds raised will go to SkyWay Charity (supporting vulnerable youth in Hackney) and Hive Dalstons’ ReSpace Project. The event will include DJ's and live entertainment from B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Brass) - expect the naughtiest noughties mashups, spine-tingling hip-hop licks, some tasty Latin and tropical flavours, and a generous portion of original bass for your face. As well as walkabout from the Pile People, a bar stocked with local tipples and food from Save the Date Café all for £5 a ticket (£4 concessions). £6 Tickets sold on the door.