Call for entries

Call for proposals 2017

The Stone Space is currently accepting proposals for 4 exhibition slots in 2017:

Slot 3 – exhibition dates: Thursday March 9 – Sunday 2 April  

For this slot we are pleased to offer a sponsored exhibition opportunity for an artist under 26 years of age who is resident in one of the following London boroughs: Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbridge. Please include your date of birth and address when applying. We will post additional information about this opportunity shortly.

Slot 4 – exhibition dates: Thursday 6 April – Sunday 30 April  
For this slot we are inviting proposals from artists wishing to create a site specific installation within the gallery space. Visiting the gallery prior to submitting a proposal is recommended.

Slot 5 – exhibition dates: Thursday 4 May – Sunday 28 May (Counterpoint 1)

Slot 6 – exhibition dates: Thursday 1 June – Sunday 25 June (Counterpoint 2)
For these two exhibition slots we would like to hear from artists interested in being paired with another artist for a joint exhibition. The intention is that the two artists selected for each exhibition will enter into a dialogue or work together in response to each other’s work in advance of the exhibition and the results of this process will be documented or exhibited in some way.  

All media and exhibition formats will be considered. To apply please download and complete our  proposal form. Add all information and images you wish to submit as part of your proposal to the proposal document and save it as a pdf. Please note that submissions in any other format will not be accepted and please do not include links to images on websites, all information must be within the  proposal document.

Please send completed proposal forms with Proposal for 2017, round 1 in the email title to:

The proposal form can be found here on this website along with a plan of the gallery that gives dimensions of the space.

Please note that the gallery is run by volunteers and receives very little funding. To cover basic costs a fee is charged for each exhibition, details of this and further information regarding the terms and conditions of exhibiting with us can be found in the proposal form.

Deadline for submissions: midday Monday 9 January 2017

We will contact successful applicants by the end of January 2017.

Call for proposals (now closed)

The Stone Space is currently accepting proposals for four exhibition slots:

  • Slot 10: 8 September – 2 October 2016

For this slot we are inviting exhibition proposals involving sculptural artwork.

  • Slot 11: 6 October – 30 October 2016

For this slot we are inviting exhibition proposals involving photography to coincide with Photomonth.

  • Slot 12: 3 November – 27 December 2016

For this slot there is no theme, all exhibition proposals will be considered.

  • Slot 13: 3 December 2016 –  8 January 2017

For this slot we are inviting exhibition proposals relating to installation or 3d work that will have visual impact when viewed from outside the gallery as the gallery will be closed between 18 December and 5 January.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday 17 April 2016. We will contact successful applicants by the 15 May 2016.

Open submission exhibition (now closed)

Leytonstone Arts Trail is calling for artwork in response to the theme of Process and Preparation for an exhibition at the Stone Space from 4 to 28 February 2016.

The show hopes to provide insights into the working methods of local artists and provide a chance for visitors to get a tantalizing glimpse of the wealth of work that will be on show in the summer as part of the Leytonstone Arts Trail.

We are looking for work that shows the thought processes, risk-taking and creative environments of a whole range of artists. We welcome preparatory work from right across the spectrum such as artists’ proofs, studio photographs, texts, mockups, sketches, models, drafts, experiments and sketchbooks.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday 11 January 2016.

Call for proposals for 2016 (now closed)

The Stone Space is currently accepting proposals for the following exhibition slots in 2016:

  • Slot 5: 28 April – 22 May 2016
  • Slot 6: 26 May – 19 June 2016
  • Slot 7: 23 June – 17 July 2016
  • Slot 8: 21 July – 14 August 2016

Deadline for submissions extended to Sunday 8 November 2015

Call for proposals for December 2015 exhibition opportunity (now closed)

Due to changes to our exhibition programme connected to the refurbishment of the adjacent library building, we are urgently seeking proposals for a 3 week exhibition starting on 3 December 2015. All media and exhibition formats (solo shows, group shows and residencies) will be considered and we are happy to accept applications from groups and curators as well as individuals.

To apply please complete and return our proposal form to with ‘Proposal for December 2015’ in the email title. Please also include information to demonstrate prior experience of curating or organising exhibitions if relevant to your proposal.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 4 September 2015. We will contact successful applicants by Friday 11 September 2015.

A SpaceBetween (now closed)

Studio4 are organising a group show at The Stone Space from 5 to 29 November 2015 (a private view will be held on Friday 6 November).

The exhibition will be titled ‘A spacebetween’ and they are looking for artists whose work goes beyond figuration and inhabits the space between perceived reality and abstraction.

To apply: Artists are invited to submit images of 2 pieces of work for consideration along with a short statement explaining how they feel their work relates to the exhibition theme to All media will be considered (please provide details of media, dimensions, price etc.). Details regarding the size of the gallery space are available on the Stone Space website.

Deadline for submissions: Saturday 5 September 2015. There is no charge to submit work and all submissions received before the deadline will be acknowledged. Artists who are selected to exhibit will be asked to contribute a small sum to cover the costs of printing flyers and the private view, expected to be approx £10. A commission of 40% will apply to any works sold.


The Stone Space invites Artists to submit works for an open call exhibition titled “Minutiae”. All types of media are welcome. Minutiae; by definition, precise details, small trifling or trivial matters, in science, biometrics and forensics comparisons in fingerprints e.g.; ridge ending, a single edge that divides into two ridges. Allowing diverse interpretations in scale, mark making and concept. That which is extremely important could be presented on a very small scale, conversely, that which is “trivial” on a large format. The mark making itself could become the focus. All mediums will be considered and we look forward to what should prove to be a varied, stimulating and interesting show. Deadline for entry 4 November 2012 5pm Entry will cost £15. Artists may submit up to three works for consideration. Please find further details in the entry form below. To Apply 1. Click on the paypal link below to pay the entry fee. This will give you a reference number for the application form. 2. Download the entry form below, which will include further detail. 3. Fill in and save as the document as your full name e.g. Vincent_van_gogh.doc 4. Send in your application form with the images saved in the following format: name_of_artist_title.jpg (for example vincent_van_gogh_Sunflowers.jpg) to Pay entry fee by Paypal / Credit Card (NOW CLOSED) Minutiae Entry Form

One Day’s Walk

The Stone Space invites artists to submit works for an open call exhibition titled ‘1 Day’s Walk’, an exhibition celebrating all things Leytonstone. Many of the visitors to the Olympics this summer will pass through Leytonstone, but the town is so much more than a stepping stone to this year’s games, and we want to make sure that we get across the flavour of Leytonstone to visitors!!  We are calling for submissions from artists who have an affiliation with Leytonstone, who live in the area or nearby, or who have grown up here and have memories of the town, or those who just feel they have something to say about the town no matter where they come from! For more information download the entry form below 1 Day’s Walk – Entry Form (NOW CLOSED) Paypal Entry Fee / Credit Card


Inclusions The Stone Space invites artists to submit works for an open call exhibition titled ‘Inclusions’. All media will be considered, this exhibition is intended to offer an opportunity for artists whose work is not easily categorised. If you are an artist whose work straddles genres then this exhibition is for you. For more details and to enter the exhibition please download the pdf below. Deadline for entries – 22 March 2012 (extended) (NOW CLOSED) Dates of exhibition: 29 March – 15 April, Private view from 7pm on Thursday 29 March The Stone Space Gallery, 6 Church Lane Leytonstone, London E11 1HG Inclusions information and entry form (word document) Inclusions information and entry form (pdf) Pay entry fee by Paypal / Credit Card



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