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Coming soon, and Last chance to see…

Sarah Carpenter’s Stone Space show, “London Today: The Naked Truth” opened this week and runs until the end of October. However, her Slate show finishes next weekend, so if you haven’t yet seen her series of portraits then do make time to pass by before Saturday. If you visit on Thursday or Friday afternoon you’ll be able to see both the Stone Space and Slate shows – which were also featured as part of the Art Licks programme this weekend.

Next week, Shawn Morrel’s series of paintings “Urban Moment” will be installed in Slate.

After this, taking us to the end of 2013, will be Eirini Dermitzaki’s sculptures – wire people, focussing on how it feels to be “In Between”. She has created posters to promote her show, which you can download here.


Call for artists

Slate, a window display space in Leytonstone, is calling for artists for 6 week shows during 2012. This is an opportunity for new and established artists to exhibit their work in a central location just a couple of minutes from the tube station. Slate focuses on community arts and welcomes proposals from community groups as well as individuals.

Any “flat art” is suitable, as it would be displayed on boards just inside the windows. One window is 2.4m wide, the other two are 1.8m wide. There is a token cost of just £10 to exhibit. More information is available in the exhibition guidelines (on the About page, at

To apply, email with a description of your art and details of how you would use the space. Please attach photographs or link to a website with images of your work. If there are any dates in 2012 when you are not available to exhibit, let us know that too.

You don’t need to have exhibited before but you do need a vision of how you will use the display space. Share that vision with us and we could see your art at Slate.

Flash Bristow, Co-Ordinator

Slate gets branding

This week, vinyls were added to the small right-most window, giving Slate’s identity at last.

First the sheet was applied to the window:

Next, the backing sheet was dampened and peeled away:

Finally the slate grey boards were returned to give a striking background.

Look out for the new branding as you walk past!

Slate takes shape

Slate is the window display space in what used to be known as Waltham Forest Direct. It is now run by a group of people who also co-ordinate The Stone Space. Slate’s co-ordinator is Flash Bristow ( Exhibitions run for 6 weeks at a time.

Here are some photos of Slate taking shape back in November 2011:

Painting the boards:

The finished boards, waiting for their first exhibition: