public notice : an exhibition
Thursday 20th to Sunday 30th August 2020
Curated by Emerging Fields: Kira Wainstein & Holly Pollard

Please find details and RSVP for the Private View via the Eventbrite.
The main exhibition is free and requires no booking as it is viewed from the streets.

There are a limited number of visitors allowed in the gallery at any one time, all visitors must wear masks inside the gallery, outside in the gardens masks can be taken off. Hand sanitiser and masks are provided and social distancing measures strictly observed.


Private(public) view at GALLERY46
Thursday 20th August 5pm-8pm

Exhibition at GALLERY46:
Thursday 20th – Sunday 30th August
Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd – 1 – 6pm
Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th – 1 – 6pm



Harriet Abbott (Hackney Cycles) @harrietabbottart
Euphrosyne Andrews (The Common E2) @euphrosyneandrews
Connie Burlton (Mama Nasha) @connieburlton
Nicole Coson (Underleaf) @nicolecoson
Lydia Hamblet (various bus stops) @lydiahamblet
Alice Hartley (PEER) @_alice_hartley_
Jessica Jane Charleston (Newmans Stationery) @jessicajanecharleston
Januario Jano (Bridges & Brows) @januariojano
Seungwon Jung (Frame Land) @jung.seung.won
Sofie Keller (Four Store) @sofiekellerr
Kath Lovett (Grace & Thorn) @kath_lovett
Jonathan McCree (Flashback and The Beehive) @jonathanmccree
Isobel Napier (Kent & London) @isobelnapier_art
Sophie Nathan-King (Gallery 46 and Epra Fabrics) @sophienk1
Alexandra Searle (Here After) @alexandrasearle_
Peter Spanjer (Watermans) @p.t.r
Alex Simpson (Nordic Poetry and Raj Mahal) @alex.simpson
Andrea V Wright (Girls Nail Den) @andreavwright



public notice is a free and unconventional art project that places artworks in the windows of independent businesses across East London.

As society begins returning to what is considered ‘normal’, public notice encourages everyone to reconnect with the community through the discovery of art. Viewed from the streets, public notice provides an innovative and safe way to engage with art, responding to requirements of social distancing and months of solely online exhibitions.

‘In recent times, experiencing less hectic lives, we gave ourselves permission to begin observing the world as one would normally only observe art. public notice encourages us to extend this way of seeing. By punctuating our daily routines with art, we are reminded to slow down and observe. To stop and notice.’ – Kira Wainstein & Holly Pollard, exhibition curators.

The locations in the exhibition represent East London today, an identity built by the neighbourhood’s history and diversity. Participating businesses range from a vintage designer store and bespoke furniture makers to a Tanzanian-owned stationer, established over 50 years ago, and a fabric wholesaler, the last Jewish-owned business on Brick Lane. Exhibition goers will be provided with a map which will guide them from location to location, artwork to artwork, a directionless exploration of the cityscape.

Along with artworks occupying the windows of local businesses, site-specific works are being created for the exhibition including a large-scale mural on the wall of PEER Gallery by Alice Hartley and an installation here in GALLERY46 by Sophie Nathan-King. In dialogue with the history of the space, Nathan-King’s architectural ‘skins’ mirror and reveal the domesticity of their setting, referencing privacy, process and the hidden labour of women.

Championing emerging artists and independent businesses, at a critical time for both, public notice : an exhibition celebrates East London and the importance of art to everyday life.

Follow @publicnoticeexhibition on Instagram for updates on the project.

In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, we strongly encourage you RSVP for the Private(public) View. We will be following the recommended guidelines to ensure a safe event including a one way system inside the gallery, hand sanitiser stations, and enforcement of the correct social distancing. There is also a large garden and outside area from which you can enjoy the event.


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