One half of STATIC and a Walthamstow resident, Tom brings his network of artists, agents and galleries to curate the walls.
STATIC have been producing limited editions and original works by hand since 2006. Their work is known for its blend of graphic and patterned imagery created through a combination of screen printing and mixed media techniques.
Having worked in technology in the city for more than 16 years, Mark applies his knowledge and experience to combine his professional passions with his love of street art.
Mark does the admin. Fun.
The other half of STATIC, Craig, our Hackney neighbour, is our in house designer, creating all of our materials and branding.
STATIC have had exhibitions in the UK, Japan, Singapore and the US. They've even created a unique version of their Camo pattern for the release of Activision's Call of Duty game launch.
ATMA is the Sanskrit word for ‘Soul’. Born in Bordeaux, France in 1979, he lives and works in London. Matt leads our workshop offering.
ATMA’s approach to art encapsulates the hopes and aspirations of the eternal self-quest; his search for truth. ATMA has worked with renowned institutions such as the Lazarides Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Punch Drunk, and in association with Google, Camel, HTC, Lufthansa and Dulux.
Hatch is the moniker of London-based artist & illustrator Dave Smith and can be found with a can, brush or roller whenever a mural is being painted.
Hatch’s work features a variety of characters and iconography dug up from his imagination and discovered in his surroundings.Hatch was the winner of the 2016 Secret Walls x London league.
With 8 years of PR experience in the broadcast sector and a number of volunteer roles. Milli combines her comms background - working with the likes of Discovery Channel, Penguin and the Mercury Music Prize - and her social media experience to manage our marketing and community relations.
Mia is a traditional signwriter with a penchant for choosing the brush over the computer and a strong nerdy passion for letterforms. She is based in Leyton and has been painting signs ever since she graduated from studying graphic design at Brighton University in 2012.
Her work can be found at www.miawarner.com.
Zarah Hussain is an MA graduate of the Islamic Art programme at the Prince's School in London. She has spent many years perfecting the traditional techniques for creating mathematically precise, geometric art and then adapting them to produce unique works with a contemporary resonance across a range of disciplines. She has exhibited in the UK and internationally. Her work is held in national and international collections.
Her most recent project was a large scale sculpture projected with digital animation commissioned by the Barbican for their foyer spaces.
Hussain has received the Mosaic Award for Art and Culture presented by HRH the Prince of Wales and has been nominatedfor the Jameel Prize at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Zarah Hussain lives and works in Walthamstow, London.
Creating a sustainable link between the local and artistic communities of Waltham Forest through public art, affordable studio space and free workshops.
To make art accessible for the residents of and visitors to Waltham Forest through the erection and installation of outdoor public art.
To establish new creative hubs, by repurposing a disused and derelict buildings and realising spare capacity.
To provide free workshops to the local community lead by our resident artists in return for affordable rent.
After a move to Walthamstow, WSW co-founder, Mark, set himself the challenge to bring one of his passions, street art to his new neighbourhood.
Through social media he connected with STATIC (Tom and Craig), Walthamstow residents, working in nearby Hackney Wick, wanting to make the leap to outdoor art. The group shared a passion for street art but more importantly held a mutual desire to make a positive impact through art.
Regeneration in Hackney Wick was pushing Tom and Craig out of their studio and wanting to work we they live, it quickly became clear that there was an acute lack of affordable creative space in Waltham Forest. A crowdfunding campaign was launched to repurpose an abandoned building near Wood Street into a creative hub. Street art was the focal point to raise awareness of the growing need for artistic space in London and to demonstrate the positive the creative community has on an area.
Working with renowned artists like Conor Harrington, Phlegm and Invader and supporting well known but also local artists HATCH, Mark McClure and Lillylou the team have worked on over 30 collaborations in just over two years.
Our Trustee board helps shape the direction of our organisation in our quest to provide, increase and support affordable artist workspace for creatives and
Suzanne Lemon has been an art director at The Guardian for almost 10 years. She designs newspaper supplements, including the magazine Cook, as well as overseeing photo shoots and commissioning illustrators. She has over 17 years experience in the design industry including many years freelancing at London's top design agencies. She is an Irish mum of three who lives in Walthamstow and loves cycling.
Liz Reynolds is a Chartered Urban Planner and Director of Urben, an east London studio focused on planning, design and problem solving for urban environments. Over the past 15 years Liz has worked in multidisciplinary teams on major infrastructure and regeneration projects including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and Crossrail. Originally from Melbourne, Liz loves exploring the street art and architecture in new cities. She is currently writing a book titled Underground Urbanism about the overlooked but important places beneath our cities.
Adriana is an experienced curator and leader in the arts, with specialist knowledge of culture led regeneration and known for delivering challenging projects. Her international experience over 18 years includes ambitious commissions, delivering wide reaching public programmes with a range of partners, campaigning for the retention and protection of artist studios, and advocating for culture through teaching, public speaking and writing various strategies for public and private sectors.
Adriana is best know for her work embedding arts and culture into Queen Elizebeth Olympic Park before and after the London 2012 Games. She has also written a book for Arts Council England on best practice public art in London, founded and ran the contemporary art programme at the Austrian Cultural Forum for 7 years, and developed her own night-time festival Lido Love at London Fields Lido.
She is currently an RSA Fellow, trustee of Arbyte Gallery, curatorial board member for Rise Art, on the Public Art Advisory Panel for the Bristol City Arena and advisory panels for Wood Street Walls, Studio Makers and Creative Wick. She also mentors students as part of University of the Arts Professional Mentorship programme.
Laura Hally is an Irish-born, London-based communications manager. Her career has taken her across the private and public sectors moving from brand research, to design to the not-for-profit housing industry. She's passionate about architecture, social enterprise and community work. She's currently enjoying a one-year London hiatus working for the NSW Government in Sydney.
Gallery Director - Lawrence Alkin Gallery
Andrew Studied Fine Art at Central St Martin's London. Since graduating in 1995 he has been featured in numerous exhibitions including shows in New York and Europe, including several solo shows 'Suck it and See' in Soho. "Off the Wall' with thecentralhouse in 2003, his sold out solo show 'Yeah, Yeah, Yeah' with Forster Gallery in 2007 and "Anti Gravity" in 2008. Andrew has also ran numerous youth workshops working with teenagers who have challenging behavior.
Experienced leader in arts, heritage, and cultural sector with CICs, Charities, and Local government. Strategic and Policy work currently at the Arts Council England; liaising with national stakeholders and government. Specialist skills in the social and commercial management of heritage assets; and the development of innovative arts and events programmes for and with diverse communities. Skilled in planning and management of resources; coaching and staff development; partnership development across public and private sectors; fundraising and grant management; customer and community relations; Customer Relationship Management (CRM); Event Management, and Media Relations. Strong community development focused professional with PRINCE 2 Practitioner Project Management from Hemsley Fraser.