photo by Ryan Mcnamara
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Hackney Downs Network Rail
8 - 11am thurs,
12 - 6pm fri
12 - 6pm sat
and by appointment
Please note that we are actually on the train station platform but you do not have to purchase a ticket to visit us, you just need to ask to visit Banner Repeater, or the gallery, and you will be let up without having to pay. If you arrive by train, please ensure you pass your card out to avoid being charged the maximum fare.
Getting here: Overground Network Rail from Liverpool st, Seven Sisters, Chingford - Hackney Downs - platform 1.
Overground Network Rail to Hackney Central (connects to Dalston) - there is a new walkway connecting the two stations - approx 3 min walk or a short 3 minute walk left out of station and follow Amhurst road to Dalston lane - left and 200 yds under the railway bridge.
Buses - stop outside 56, 30. Buses - stop 1 minute round the corner, on Amhurst rd: 38, 55, 253, 242, 106, 276, 48.
About: Banner Repeater is an Artist-led contemporary art space: a reading room, and experimental project space, founded by Ami Clarke in 2010.
The project is driven by its location, on Hackney Downs train station, platform 1, dedicated to developing critical art in the natural interstice the platform and incidental footfall of over 4,000 passengers a day provides. This is achieved by rush-hour opening times that attract commuters, and an open door policy maintained 6 days a week.
Banner Repeater works with artists to develop new works, through an ambitious exhibition programme installed in a highly visible and accessible project space, with a programme of events, talks, and performances, to introduce discussion and encourage debate of key issues in art today.
The reading room holds a permanently sited public archive of Artists’ Publishing, that provides an important bibliographic resource that all visitors to BR can browse, alongside a digital archive of Artists’ Publishing; an interactive user-driven database that constitutes a working research model - a tool as well as an electronic commons for the exchange of detailed information.
Banner Repeater is supported by Arts Council England, The Elephant Trust, The British Council, Chelsea Arts Club Trust, Del Chopo Museum, Mexico City and The Italian Institute of Culture, London. BR was initially supported by a grant from the Empty Shop Fund, Arts in Empty Spaces, Hackney Council.
Banner Repeater is a not-for-profit organisation.
Founding director: Ami Clarke, Director Karen Di Franco, Director Lizzy Whirrity.
Robert Dingle – Contemporary Art Society,
Contemporary Projects Manager for the Art Fund
Helen Nisbet – Curator: Open Source, UP Projects and Hi Barbara.
Specialises: commissioning, collaboration, socio-political concerns
in art practice.
Ben Vickers – Serpentine Digital Curator
Katrina Schwartz – Visual Arts Department, curator - British Council
Caroline Harris – Trusts and Foundations Manager - Barbican
Kiera Blakey - curator - Art on the Underground
Joanne Tatham - artist, educator
With thanks to our supporting benefactors.
Jake and Dinos Chapman
The Bryan Guinness Trust