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Long trumpeted as the home of the London art scene, Hackney is throwing open the studio doors for the next two weekends with more than 250 of the borough's artists available for public inspection. The event is now in its fourth year and participants range from established names, such as fashion designer Abe Hamilton and sculptor Tom Hill, to newcomers such as Helena Ivins who will be selling giftboxes from her living room at 69 Nile Street. Shoreditch Town Hall has 50 designers displaying and selling, while Broadway Market at the bottom of London Fields, will be a temporary home for more than 20 artists. In short, the event answers two burning questions of the moment: what's all the fuss about art in Hackney and what can you buy everyone for Christmas?