Get Living and RÆBURN announce new artists in residence at The Lab E20

April 4, 2024

The Lab E20, designed and produced by Christopher Raeburn in partnership with Get Living, announces that in 2024 eight multidisciplinary artists will be in residence in the space, enabling them to showcase their work and hold workshops and events open to the wider public.

The programme follows a successful trial in 2023, in which artists that are local to East London and the Thames Estuary Production Corridor (South East England) were able to use the space for free, as part of Regenerative by Design, The Lab E20’s flagship cultural programme produced by RÆBURN and curated by Yasmin Jones-Henry, Financial Times Writer and Curator of The Lab E20.

This year, a host of artists with interests ranging from photography to music will be able to promote their work whilst offering the local community a wide variety of engaging and interactive events.

Ailish Christian-West, Chief Operating Officer at Get Living, commented, “The Lab E20 continues to be a valued space for local residents and visitors from all corners of London, offering a unique place to connect, learn and support a sense of belonging, while attracting artistic talent from across the city to East Village. The talent and breadth of this year’s artists in residence are testament to the success of The Lab and the RÆBURN team in establishing the space as a unique hub of creativity and community engagement.”


The artists taking residence in the coming months are:

Hajia Dahiru, photographer – a member of the Rosetta Arts Artist Accelerator programme, Hajia will be running her regular photography workshops in The Lab E20 for both amateurs and enthusiasts and hosting an exhibition 15th-20th April.

Katy Mason, Founder of Katy Mason Studio and co-founder of Trash Club – Katy is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer covering jewellery, sculpture and fashion. Katy ‘s practice is linked to the value of found materials through their life and history and the appropriation of materials conventionally deemed as waste.

Cassie Quinn, bio-designer and PhD Student at CSM – Cassie, the founder of CQ Studio, an award-winning regenerative textile lab developing innovative materials, will be showcasing her Prototype Artefacts and delivering several creative sustainable workshops.

Aurelie Fontan, Royal College of Art alumni & circular and couture fashion designer – Aurélie is a bio designer and entrepreneur, exploring bio-fabrication in the field of textiles and fashion. Aurelie grows mycelium with her platform Osmose Studio and her work is currently on exhibition in The Lab E20.

Bella Gonshorovitz, designer, author of Grow, Cook, Dye, Wear and local East London resident – Bella will be working with a number of The Lab E20’s partners including The Sustainable Angle to facilitate educational and craft workshops throughout the year.

Hannah Wild, East Village Resident and Creative Entrepreneur – Following a successful stint at the Mayor of London’s retail training programme and pop-up shop on Carnaby Street in December, Hannah will be co-curating a series of installations and retail pop-ups focused on The Art of Repurposing.

Starling, pop singer and international speaker – Starling will be using The Lab E20 as a venue for live music performances and her in-person talks that focus on increasing self-worth and net worth for women and creatives.

Christina Brown, artist and artist educator – Christina runs monthly children’s art classes in The Lab E20, incorporating sustainable materials and sensory crafts to ensure they are fully inclusive to all children.


Yasmin Jones-Henry, Curator & Co-Founder of The Lab E20 shares: “As our community continues to grow here in East Village, we’re thrilled to welcome new partners for the 2024 edition of our cultural programme, Regenerative by Design. We’re excited to welcome our new cohort of artists in residence alongside our newest programme partners such as SHIFT (LLDC), Living Song CIC, Stratford East Singers, Colechi, Revival London, Go East Vintage and Unhidden Clothing. Throughout 2024 we’ll also be celebrating 15 years of RAEBURN, so in the spirit of our founding ethos of craft, creativity and community, we’re really looking forward to celebrating these partnerships with Get Living, our artists and our founding cultural partners such as the British Fashion Council, D Lab Studios, Fashion Revolution, The Sustainable Angle and the London College of Fashion – University Arts London.”

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