In response to the ‘pop-up’ phenomenon, A-side B-side Gallery have decided to go permanent.
A-side B-side is a gallery, project space and studios situated in the heart of the cutting edge complex: The Hackney Downs Studios on Amhurst Terrace.
As a multi-functioning space, we also host events, run art classes and provide master class workshops. Our studios house a collective of both emerging and established artists whilst supporting ambitious collaborations within an experimental and evolving creative space.
A-side B-side is the brainchild of artists Catherine Magnani and Tinsel Edwards, who once shared a studio within a derelict cinema off Hoxton Square before it sadly closed its doors and fell into the hands of the developers. After being out of touch for some time, in Autumn 2011 they had a fortuitous meeting that led to discussions about wanting to set up a gallery and studios in Hackney, not only for artists to use but equally be far reaching into their surrounding community. Wanting to establish an environment for all budding creative’s to be included and represented, their plans grew and A-side B-side was formed.
Catherine is a British artist with interests in Psychogeography and art of a liminal nature. She has completed several residencies, facilitated art workshops and is now making a body of work to be exhibited later this year.
Tinsel’s paintings comment on a wide variety of contemporary social and political issues. She has exhibited in both solo and group shows across the UK and Europe, including OCCCA in LA, Banksy’s infamous ‘Santas Ghetto’ in London, and ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ in Poland, amongst many, curatorial projects include ‘Punk’: a large group show which toured to Hamburg.