Banner Repeater


Banner Repeater is an artist led reading room and project space founded by Ami Clarke in 2009, situated on Platform 1, Hackney Downs railway station, London E8 1LA.
It has a reading room dedicated to artists’ printed material that provides an important bibliographic resource for all visitors to BR, alongside an ambitious exhibition programme of new art works in a highly visible and easy-to-access project space.

The project is driven by its location, dedicated to developing critical art in the natural interstice of the platform and an incidental footfall of over 4,000 passengers a day. This is achieved by rush-hour opening times that attract commuters, and an open-door policy maintained 6 days a week.

The emphasis on multiple points of dissemination, via pamphlets and posters published from the site, and the other free material we distribute, as well as on-line activities, and the siting of the archive of artists’ printed material as a public library; a resource to be utilised by both local community and visitors in a working station environment, remain key.

Banner Repeater is a not-for-profit organisation and has been supported by the ESF Hackney Council, as well as the Arts Council England and the Elephant Trust.