Stacking dreams

Walthamstow based artist Vasu Sellamuthu activates the courtyard space of Wood Street Studios by inviting visitors to paint stones and stack dream homes of their own, intrigued to see the city it might produce. Stone balancing is a universal act in which rocks are balanced on top of one another without the use of adhesives or supports. On the grounds of Hindu temples in India, rocks are similarly stacked as a wish granting ritual, as it is believed the person who does this will construct a house. Through this participatory installation, Sellamuthu reflects on the ideal of home ownership as integral to the collective aspirations of our society and the current climate of building to meet a housing shortage in London.

This is a free ticketed event. Please register to participate

Suitable for ages 5+. We ask that for each child, a parent or responsible adult stays and joins in with the activity.

Drop-in anytime during event times to select your stones, paint them and stack your piece in the Wood Street Studios courtyard. This activity will last around 30-45 minutes.

Our studios will simultaneously be open to visitors as part of E17 Art Trail 2019

15 June - 16 June

12:00 -16:00

Admission: FREE

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Image: Ronan Haughton


Wood Street Studios

Barrett Road, Walthamstow, London E17 3NB

+44 (0)7867 786688

Wood Street Studios is in the Manual Instruction Centre which sits at the corner of Barret Road and Brooke Road, just off Wood Street in Upper Walthamstow. The pedestrian entrance is through the small gate off the small pedestrianised stretch of Barrett Road. The studios are a five minute walk from Wood Street Overground Station.

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