January 20th happens to be the day Ice Cube rapped about in his seminal song It Was A Good Day.

“Rather than mourn the current news, a group of artists are choosing to celebrate Ice Cube and his positive song with an exhibition dedicated to It Was A Good Day to be held at Stour Space, Hackney Wick.”

It Was A Good Day by Ice Cube was released in 1992, and using the song’s lyrics and historic events—like the debut date of Yo! MTV Raps and results of games between the Lakers and Sonics — Donovan Strain from Murk Avenue concluded that Ice Cube’s “good day” was Jan. 20, 1992.

Opening night: Friday 20th January, 7-10pm, free entry
Opening hours: Saturday 21st Jan-Friday 3rd February, 9am-5pm daily, free entry

Featuring artwork by:

Gary Alford | Uslan Cevet | Daniel Cree | Josh Earle | Andrew Goss | Anna Hanlon | Darren John | Dan Jose | Jane Kenny | Chris Mackenzie-Gray | Alan Merrick | Kyle Nielsen | Claudine O’Sullivan | Silvia Ospina | Patrick Schmidt | Donovan Strain | Coby Walsh

Selected and arranged by Gemma White

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‘A Good Day’ – Original painting on wood by Darren John. 700mm round. 2017. Email for availability.


‘A Good Day’ – Two colour Screenprint by Darren John on Heritage White paper. 420 x 594mm. 2017. Edition of 10. Available here.


‘A Good Day’ – Two colour Screenprint by Darren John on Heritage White paper. 420 x 594mm. 2017. Edition of 10. Available here.

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