• Gasworks and Open School East Residency


    Gasworks and Open School East are co-hosting a residency by Portuguese artists Antonio Contador and Carla Cruz, supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. This partnership enables the artists to spend 6 months working in a shared studio at Open School East, an experimental and self-directed artists’ space that focuses on professional development and the exchange of ideas.

    During their residency, Antonio and Carla will explore the questions and problems that arise when money is found on the street. Continuing a project they started in 2012, they will unpack the social and political repercussions of this everyday occurrence in collaboration with experts from various fields, such as numismatics, economy, geography and osteopathy. Their research will result in series public events at Open School East focusing on how these specialists and others interpret the issues of value, honesty and privitisation at stake in finding or misplacing money.

    Finding Money, 2011-12, Carla Cruz, 105 GPB in scratch cards/105 GPB em raspadinhas

  • WPAC residency at 38 Hoe Street


    Introducing Walthamstow Performing Arts Collective (WPAC) sees us taking over a shop unit on 38 Hoe Street and presenting a public programme from Thursday, 4th December 2014 until Sunday, 14th.

    With this we bring visual art, theatre, dance, music, science, film and food. WPAC sees a community coming together to share across the spectrum and see what the future holds. Can wE17 have a community-led performance space?

    full programme

    WPAC is an informal group that would like to create a venue for performing arts in Walthamstow. WPAC misses a local space where groundbreaking artistic practice emerges and develops, and where practitioners and audiences can interact.

    With the Collective for Performing Arts WPAC envisions an informal space for testing new ideas and showcasing performing arts including music, theatre, spoken word, live art and more. WPAC would like to see this space to be led by and for its users – artists and audiences alike.

  • WiTCH


    WITCH by Fans of Feminism

    Curated by Caroline Halliday and Seana Wilson

    Show Dates: 15.11.14 – 24.11.14

    Public View: Friday 14 November 6-9pm

    Artists: Agata Cardosa, Ami Evelyn, Carla Cruz, Caroline Halliday, Cibele Alvarenga, Emma Strangwayes-Booth, Florens Lea, Heidi Sincuba, Isabella Della-Porta, Maureen Burdock, Nicola McCartney, Oriana Fox, Sadie Hennessy, Sarah Sparkes, Seana Wilson, Sutapa Biswas, Titus Davies, Vika Verb

    Witch is an outsider, powerful, inhabiting myths, folk & fairy tales, contemporary books for adults & children and also films; persecuted in the everyday, across centuries and across continents.

    As an image, Witch can be seen as wise, caring, magical, but she is often shown as dangerous or represented as ugly, old, hunched, or as a seductress therefore presented to children as tantalising, frightening & strange.  Misogynist, stereotyped ideas about women are deeply embedded in these images. She is so full of ambiguity that patriarchy aims to contain her in good or evil, but she eludes this binary as one female stereotype outside patriarchal control.

    Like Witch, women are magical, quirky, determined to reach our unknown potential, as the powerful people we are and can be.  Witch is reclaimed, a new dynamic icon.

    FANS OF FEMINISM’s fourth London mixed media show, ‘WITCH’ connects – with ladders, office cabinets, menstruation, longing and birds – to this diverse & fascinating concept, and to the persecution which it may entail.  WITCH will be ‘magic’d’ up, unbound, by contemporary, well known and emerging feminist artists, who conceptually re-imagine her intertwined facets.

    “Witches are NEVER AFRAID.” Sarah Sparkes

    Gallery open: 11 – 6pm Thurs – Mon or by appointment

    A-side B-side Gallery

    Hackney Downs Studios

    Amhurst Terrace