13 May 2013

Star Walls, Leytonstone


16th May - 9th June

The Stone Space,
E111HG London,
United Kingdom

An exhibition of artwork inspired by the ‘Star Wars’ universe, in honour of Stuart Freeborn, the head special effects make-up artist of Star Wars, who was born in Leytonstone.

Artists taking part in the exhibition include
Elliott Ashton, Sarah Carpenter,
Cristabel Christo, Jeff Cox,
Rupert Greyling, Carne Griffiths
and Maria Slovakova.

The Stone Space website
We are open on Thursday and Friday between 2-6pm,
on Saturdays 12-5pm and Sundays 12-4pm.
You can find us in Church Lane E11 1HG
next to the main entrance for Leytonstone Library.

'Star Walls' will opening its doors on May 16, come along for the opening night!

Facebook Event Page Star Walls


Saturday May 25th will be Star Wars day in Leytonstone, with a full day of events @ Luna Lounge, 7 Church Lane.

'The STAR WARS Cantina' .10AM - 1AM
indoor market / Yoda stew / Star Wars cupcakes / Fancy Dress competition / 'Blue Milk' cocktails.

STAR WARS theme indoor market @ 1pm -STAR WARS fancy dress disco @ 8PM  Sat, 25 May, 1:00pm – 11:30pm
To link with Elliot Ashton's STONE space exhibition STAR WALLS
FREE YODA soup!!!

Luna Lounge website


Star Walls @ Artefacto
476 Leytonstone High Road,
London E11 3HN

Event page

An exhibition of Artwork inspired by the 'Star Wars' universe,
´Artefacto Art Design and Tattoo´

There will be a variety of artists showing their work inspired by Star Wars as well as various events over the time of the exhibit.
There will even be a raffle of some Star Wars tattoos and the proceeds will go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital fund as will much of the money raised by the sale of the art in general.
May the Force be with you!

Darth Vader II by Blakkbyrd


Full Article

"“Purely by accident I discovered that Stuart was born in Leytonstone,“ says Elliott, excitement rising in his voice. “There were these stories about how he used to do make-up on himself and he’d ride around Leytonstone on his bike, looking to see if he’d get a reaction from people.

Following that I did an engraving of Yoda for the Leytonstone Arts Trail, as well as an article about Stuart. I was amazed by the number of people who showed an interest, and how few knew he was from Leytonstone.

“I’ve been overwhelmed by how many people have signed up to take part,“ says Elliot.

"There are at least 20 artists, Artefacto Bespoke Tattoo is running an exhibition in conjunction with the Stone Space show, and the Luna Lounge, next to the gallery, will be holding a Star Wars day on May 25, with a Star Wars-themed indoor market and fancy dress disco.

“It’s great, because May 25 will be 36th anniversary of Star Wars, the 33rd anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, and the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi.
“We’ll also be running workshops and talks at Leytonstone Library. (call Leytonstone Library on: 020 8496 1190 )"

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