Born from the unprovoked stabbing of art student Oliver Hemsley.
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Art Against Knives are settling in at Boxpark

This weekend saw the opening of our shop in Boxpark!! It went fantastically and we are really proud of everyone involved for pulling it off. We were really busy all weekend and sold lots of amazing art pieces, even Dizzie Rascal popped in and bought some art work from us!


Dizzie with our very own Katy Dawe!

The gallery embodies the community feeling of Boxpark.  It acts in two ways, one as an innovative retail space selling unique products made or designed in support of AAK, and also as a hub for the local youth community.

We will continually use the gallery as a platform to showcase the work being done by young people in our workshops and collaborations with other organisations.

In fact, next Wednesday we are screening videos young people have made about their local Hackney area. These have been made through Art Against Knives’ project, ‘Designing OurSpace’  in collaboration with Creative City and Blue Hut Youth Centre.

This will be a perfect opportunity to see more of what we do on the ground working with young people. All in the surroundings of our beautiful gallery and of course, popcorn!

Please join us Wednesday 14th December from 6pm @Art Against Knives, Boxpark-

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