The Stone Space is a volunteer-led gallery space supporting creatives from a diverse range of backgrounds and providing a space to create thought-provoking and exciting exhibitions and installations. It is a truly voluntary collaboration between artists and those who want to see visual arts thriving in Leytonstone.
The Stone Space opened in October 2011. It grew from the Leytonstone Arts Trail – which is a short annual show of visual arts in cafes, shops, churches, streets and open places run by artists themselves.
The variety of work has been astonishing and has included residency, live painting, experimental drawing machines and world class works in video, oil, graphite, acrylic etc. Our sister display area, SLATE windows (next to the gallery), adds to the diversity.
All these activities fund themselves through the small entry fees that artists pay and commission on any works sold. With unfailing support from invigilators, curators and installers giving their time voluntarily the gallery has attracted visitors from all walks of life and fulfils its aim to bring great art to Leytonstone.
The collaboration thrives on opinion, new views and fresh ideas. New volunteers are always welcome. What would you like to see at the gallery? How could you help to make it happen? A little bit of your time could help to make those visions come to life. Download a volunteer form or a proposal form or pick up a hardcopy from our office in opening hours. Come along and talk to one of the volunteers. Join our mailing list and come to one of our regular get-togethers, meet other volunteers and artists and help to take the Stone Space forward.