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Currell is sponsoring a new exhibition by contemporary British artist Gavin Turk at the Béton Brut Gallery in Hackney Wick.

Turk’s exhibition, Transit, opens on Thursday 15 September and is sponsored by Currell and Truman’s Brewery. The gallery can be visited by appointment during the week and is open from 12-5pm on Saturdays. The exhibition will run until Saturday 10 December.

Béton Brut Gallery is a collaboration between social enterprise Creative Wick and Béton Brut, which will host regular exhibitions of the work of Hackney Wick and Fish Island’s best established and emerging artists.

Gavin Turk’s Transit will take place against the backdrop of the fast changing and rapid redevelopment of Hackney Wick, which is putting the world’s largest artist community under threat. Transit launches a series of new etchings derived from the emissions of his white transit van. Profits from the sale of the prints will go towards the on-going work of Creative Wick.

To unite the creative community and encourage working together as a way of countering the negative impacts of gentrification in Hackney Wick, Creative Wick has collaborated with a variety of different sectors, working with local businesses, makers, producers and suppliers to stage the exhibition, including the printmaker Tom’s Etching Studio, exhibition partner Truman’s Brewery and gallery partner Currell.

This body of work has been made locally and the inspired pieces include Exhaust Emissions etching on solar plate, printed by Thomas Moore (from Tom’s Etching Studio), who has also been invited to exhibit alongside Turk. Turk will also be showing White Transit Van Compression in the gallery space.

William Chamberlain, Founder of Creative Wick comments: “As one of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists, we’re excited to be partnering with Gavin Turk to ensure a legacy for Hackney Wick as a viable creative area. Initiatives like this enable us to raise awareness of the constant struggle for recognition of the vital role that artists and the wider creative economy play in the process of urban renewal, something that is all too often overlooked.”

Sophie Pearce, Director at Béton Brut says: “The artist is in transit and so is Hackney Wick. The exhaust etching is a parting gift to the community. This collaboration between Béton Brut Gallery and Creative Wick is at once a celebration of Gavin and his connection to Hackney Wick, and the birth of a scheme that will reinvest funds towards exhibiting up-and-coming local artists.”

Gavin Turk’s Transit exhibition is free to attend and will run from Thursday 15 September – Saturday 10 December 2016 at Béton Brut Gallery, in collaboration with Creative Wick: Unit 2, 30 Felstead St, London E9 5LG.

For more information on Gavin Turk’s collaboration with Creative Wick, head to: http://betonbrut.co.uk/gallery/