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Between Feb - May 2022, Dave Buonaguidi AKA Real Hackney Dave decided to create a series of fast pencil portraits aiming to capture a portrait of passers by in one minute.


The witty and spontaneous nature of this work captures the impressions and the characters of these fleeting encounters on the streets of Hackney.


This project includes a collection of 100 portraits on display alongside a new exhibition book that includes the entire collection.


This book encapsulates the authentic slice of life presented in the vibrant borough that is Hackney, London.


On Saturday 29th of June, from 12-3pm Dave will be in the Gallery personalising the book with your very one fast portrait on the front page (these are £50), please contact us on for more info


'Fast drawings of people I've seen outside my window' by Real Hackney Dave

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