Banner Repeater CIC
Hackney Downs train station
Banner Repeater is an artist led reading room and project space, situated on Platform 1, Hackney Downs railway station. Its reading room is dedicated to artists published material and provides an important bibliographic resource, somewhere that all visitors to BR can browse, alongside an ambitious exhibition programme of new art work installed in a highly visible and accessible project space.
The project is driven by its location, 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 is a not-for-profit organisation and continues to be supported by the ESF Hackney Council, as well as the Arts Council England, and has been supported by the Elephant Trust, the Chelsea Arts Club Trust (2011/12 artist-led space award), and the Italian Cultural Institute. BR is also kindly supported by Greater Anglia, and was supported by National Express.
(access to Banner Repeater is free - please ask at the barriers, if they are manned, to be let through to visit)
Overground Network Rail from Liverpool st, Seven Sisters, Chingford - Hackney Downs - platform 1.
Overground Network Rail to Hackney Central (connects to Dalston) - 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.
Hackney Downs Railway Station