Stik banner goes on display at Hackney Museum


A colourful banner created by world famous artist Stik, for Hackney Council’s float at this year’s London Pride parade, has gone on display at Hackney Museum.

Hackney was out and proud at this year’s pride parade, supporting LBGT+ communities in the borough and beyond, but the support hasn’t stopped there, not only has the banner gone on display for all residents to view, but it will be auctioned off later this year to fund LGBT+ (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, plus) projects within the borough.

The two stick figures holding hands against a rainbow backdrop is a powerful symbol of love and LGBT+ equality. The banner was created by street artist Stik, a Hackney resident, who is renowned for his socially-conscious murals, including the 'Sleeping Baby' at Homerton hospital.


This banner is a symbol of universal connection but the fact that two people holding hands can be seen as an act of defiance says that we have work to do as a society. Hackney Museum is helping give life to the banner beyond the pride parade and make real change in our borough and hopefully, eventually the world.

The banner was manufactured by Flagmakers, who make flags for the Queen, it will be on display at Hackney Museum in Reading Lane until October. The Council will then auction the artwork with all the money raised going towards a local LGBT+ project or charity.

For more information on the Hackney Museum such as location and opening hours please visit:http://www.hackney.gov.uk/museum.

A volume of all of Stik’s murals has been published by Penguin books. For more information, visit:www.penguin.co.uk/books/1099443/stik or www.stik.org.