Winning artwork aims to show what Hackney Road is really like

Morpeth pupil Jubyda Sahara's winning artwork showing 'the real Hackney Road'. Picture: Morpeth

Morpeth pupil Jubyda Sahara's winning artwork showing 'the real Hackney Road'. Picture: Morpeth - Credit: Morpeth Sch

An art competition on how to change Hackney Road “for the better” has been scooped by pupils at Bethnal Green’s Oakland’s Secondary taking first and second places with several runners-up.

The contest by Arts For All community charity in Shoreditch was to find a work to be included in regeneration plans.

First place went to Jubyda Sahara, 13, whose work is being placed in a new Regal Homes development.

“My watercolour has modern buildings, zoos, trains and the dull flats that surround Hackney Road,” Jubyda explained. “I used a vast colour pallet because limited pallets only suggest how systematic and orderly our lives can be, which doesn’t define what life in Hackney Road is like.”

Other Oaklands entries were Naznin Ahad, Bella Campbell Wright, Yasmin Rahman, Khadijah Islam, Tasnim Hussain, Hafsa Hussain, Azizah Hussain and Nadiya Ali. The works went on public show at Bethnal Green’s Tab centre.