Barley Massey discovered the shop in the late 90’s during the Hidden Art open studios event. At that time, many of the shops were empty and boarded up along the Broadway Market. It came to light that Hackney Council were accepting proposals from local business and artists to take on the empty shops to reovate and re energise them, which is what Barley did and continues to today! The space is very much alive and is a work in progress.
Since opening it’s doors in June 2000, Fabrications is Barley’s open studio and upcycling emprorium and has grown into a buzzing creative hub. Over 200 other creatives and local suppliers have also exhibited and sold their work and products with us.