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MELTON MOBRAY PORK PIE DINNER DEBATE WITH SPECIAL GEOGRAPHIC STATUS.

Is an artist from Hackney Wick Fish Island like a Melton Mobray pork pie with special geographic status?

The Wick Curioisty Shop is taking part in a private dinner debate organised by muf. The debate will be chaired by Simon Grennan and is hosted by
muf architecture/art on behalf of Design for London. The debate is structured around the following questions:

- who writes the brief for public art in HWFI and what should it say?
- should HWFI public art opportunities be available only to HWFI artists?
- should the new public realm in HWFI be designed for local artists to exhibit their work?
- should HWFI have any public art at all?

The debate will examine the feasibility of a homegrown public art for Hackney Wick and Fish Island. The aim of the debate is to establish shared ideas from which briefs can be written and local or other curators, nominated or self selected, to commission a number of small scale temporary works for Hackney Wick and Fish Island that address the plans for ongoing regeneration in the area and explore the issue of local provenance.