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New Chingford art space free to take over this Christmas

Artists, collectives, gallerists or curators have until 26th November to apply

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The former shop space at 228 Chingford Mount transformed (credit: Blackhorse Workshop/Good Waste)

A new Chingford art space is now looking for someone to take over for free this Christmas.

The former shop space in Chingford Mount Road was derelict and home only to pigeons until it was turned into a temporary plaster recycling plant last month.

Plaster Works, a collaboration between Blackhorse Workshop and Tottenham design studio Good Waste, took the space over for workshops on how to recycle waste building material.

However, as the project draws to an end, Waltham Forest Council and Hypha Studios are looking for a new artist, collective, gallerist or curator to take it over from 10th December until 16th January.

The derelict space before it was refurbished (credit: Blackhorse Workshop/Good Waste)

The Hypha Studios website explains that, in return for using the space, the successful applicant will organise “public-facing events”, whether a workshop, talk, performance or anything else.

Their website reads: “You may have a site-responsive proposal to explore the context, or simply want to mount a solo or group exhibition  

“As the period of occupancy is over Christmas, we are looking for creatives or curators who might have work to sell or organise public-facing selling exhibitions. 

“This could include paintings, photography & traditional artwork, or you may create written publications, fashion or anything else from the creative sector which you want to sell.

“We are especially keen on the public program of events that engages the younger local demographic so we will prioritise proposals that will appeal to the local community.”

Groups or individuals can apply to take over the space until 6pm on 26th November here.