Archive for Hackney Wick

Postcard from trash

Posted in Artwork, Buildings, London, observation with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2016 by lkthayer


Local artist Wendy Rolt drew this postcard in 2011 from the View Tube  view looking out at the building of the Olympic Stadium, Stratford, East London. I found this postcard among the trash in Hackney Wick in October 2016. By coincident I had also taken a snap of a similar view in 2011. How strange that among the scattered rubbish I spotted the card.

The postcard was found next to the trash bin marked by the black arrow I have drawn on the snap. The motto here is that not all that is thrown away is gone and forgotten for good…. I have since discovered that the artist Wendy Rolt is still painting and is the founder of  Arch 76.  A charity art project in Bethnal Green. Open to all vulnerable women of any age coping with their trauma through art.  A  peaceful safe haven drop in centre where they can feel happy to make new friends and explore art in any way that is comfortable for them. More info on the artwork of Wendy Rolt can be found on her website

Snaps and comment by Mitch Hicks


Save Yourselves

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Collage, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Pub, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2016 by lkthayer




savey3MIGHTY MO and more artwork for sale in Stour Space Gallery


 Hackney Wick (please don’t piss here)

Just a few snaps from a trip to Hackney Wick to see the “Save Yourselves” exhibition. Good to see so many street artists supporting Adia Wilde in the struggle to save the artyfarty haven of The Wick. Lots of sadness I felt in seeing the area being destroyed as I strolled around snapping away!

Snaps & comment by Mitch Hicks

Fellow Street Art Hunter

Posted in arty farty, Big Trouble!!!, Collage, Graffiti, London, observation, Off The Wall, Sticker, Street Art with tags , , , on October 28, 2016 by lkthayer


Sometimes hunting down street art throws up the unexpected… On my way back to Hackney Wick Station having spent the day snapping street art in East London.  I spotted the well-respected street art photographer & street art tour guide guru Dave Stuart. Always a pleasure talking to Dave and I hope he likes my snap collage of the day! Well worth checking out Dave’s websites below.

Snap & collage by Mitch Hicks


Lots to shout about at the Hackney Wicked Arts Festival!

Posted in Artwork, arty farty, Buildings, Collage, Graffiti, innocent bystander, London, observation, Off The Wall, Poster, Sticker with tags , , , on August 18, 2013 by lkthayer





The Other Side Of The Olympic Park

Posted in arty farty, Buildings, Graffiti, Landscape, London, observation, Off The Wall, Uncategorized with tags , , on July 28, 2012 by lkthayer

The Other Side Of The Olympic Park
Snapped on the fringe of the Olympic Park by Mitch Hicks

Rich Bitches Twisting Leaves

Posted in arty farty, Collage, Graffiti, Head, London, observation, Off The Wall, Poem, Poster, Uncategorized with tags , , on May 18, 2012 by lkthayer

Not rich
Where are the bitches
No Leaves
Just twisting then

Snap & Poem by Mitch Hicks

and i

Posted in arty farty, London, observation, Off The Wall, Poem with tags , , , , , , on May 15, 2012 by lkthayer

and i

eye can’t see h
i in hand
hand me yours
and i will see hand with eye

Snap & poem by Mitch Hicks ~ Artwork snapped in Hackney Wick ~ Painted by the street artist RUN (Giacomo Bufarini)