Exhibitions & Events


3-18 June 2017

Monday – Friday 12-6pm

Saturday & Sunday 1-7pm

Peter McCarthy is playing bass viol on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 1pm as part of the E17 Art Trail.





Exhibitions include artwork by our members and work by our children’s, disabled women’s and Health&Wellbeing groups.





























7 Blackhorse Lane, London, E17 6DS.

A minute from Blackhorse Road Station (Victoria Line and Overground)

       We have invited our members to exhibit artwork, and will have a wide selection of both framed and unframed pieces, etchings, screenprints, linocuts and lithographs from artists including Helen Moulinos’ wonderful screenprints of animals, Rebecca Coleman’s exquisite wood engravings including a beautiful piece of Blackhorse Road subterranean underground station, Michael Stanger’s bold paintings, Charlotte Gerrard’s quirky and brightly coloured screenprints.

Anna Alcock will be demonstrating printmaking and giving visitors a sneak preview of her new personal project that is still in the early stages and will become suite of work called Purgatory loosely based on Dante’s Devine Comedy.



Saturday 11 June 2016 6pm: Showing WALTHAMSTOW: AN URBAN RENAISSANCE

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This Film is about the impact that artists, from different ethnic backgrounds, are having on Walthamstow and how they are contributing to revitalising the Walthamstow community. Local artists talk about their practice and how they see art improve and break through religious, social and economic barriers within the community.

Schools are proven to be the main driver for access to arts and culture but in outer London there is not the same ‘ease of access to such a wide range of high quality cultural activity’, this is where the local Walthamstow artistic community comes into action. The film presents Walthamstow as a positive role model for integration of different cultures, creativity being the main force.




Gnome House and Inky Cuttlefish Studios

7 Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow, E17 6DS

Website: www.inkycuttlefish.com

Email: art@inkycuttlefish.com

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Preview: Sat 2nd April 2016: 1.30-5pm

Exhibition Continues: 3rd -29th April 2016

As the space will be in use by regular bookers, special viewing days have been arranged for Saturday 9th April          12-4pm, Sunday 3rd and 10th April 2-5pm.

Masked Ball: Sat 2nd April 2016: 6.30-11pm £10 per person. Buy direct from Gnome House, Inky Cuttlefish Studios, E17 ArtHouse OR https://art-deco-maskedball.eventbrite.co.uk

Inky Cuttlefish Studios and Gnome House are very excited to announce their Spring Showcase exhibition of artwork from international artists responding to the idea of conflict in its widest possible sense.

During the centenary of WW1 and given the history of Gnome House, it seemed appropriate to have an exhibition that would explore the idea of conflict from different vantage points. Gnome House’s history as a factory for the assemblage of WW1 Gnome et le Rhone engines (used to power bi- planes including the Sopwith Camel), alongside the industrial heritage of this area and its links to war machines, including factories which built Mosquito aeroplanes during WW2, has resulted in an amalgam of inspiration and conversations about war and conflict. Inky Cuttlefish has invited artists from Mexico, Poland, Bulgaria, Germany, South Africa, London and Wales to respond.

Inky Cuttlefish is especially pleased to have Royal Academician Anne Desmet as headline artist. Anne Desmet RA’s new ‘St Paul’s’ suite of five wood engravings creates an intentionally ambiguous timeline. It suggests both present day London and the London of the Blitz, via a series of sequential images showing St Paul’s cathedral from dusk to dawn – with unfolding events of a single night.

To celebrate the exhibition and the space in which it is exhibited, we will be holding an Art Deco Themed Masked Ball on 2 April, with tickets costing £10 per person. You can buy tickets from 7 March at the following places: Eventbrite, Gnome House, Inky Cuttlefish Studios or E17 ArtHouse (cash only). Tickets are all hand printed and limited edition. Auntie Maureen will be doing the music so it will be a night to remember! Please note our ball is for over 18s only.

Participating Artists:

Anne Desmet RA

Alicja Snoch-Powlowska, Alke Schmidt, Fryderyk Rudzinski, Faye Spencer, Katherine Jones, Kirsten Schmidt, Mark Burton, Martin Adams, Michelle Rall, Miriam Libhaber, Rebecca Coleman, Lorraine Ward, Sara Waisburd, Spike, Anna Alcock, Natalie Fossey, Ivailo Mitov, Adrian Viliyanov,  Andrea Rangelova, Bojidara Ionova, Chavdar Radev, David Tadese, Dayana Malinska, Desislava Mitova, Diana Zamfirova, Dilyana Choleva,  Dimitrina Bogdanova, Kalina Milanova, Lyudmila Otuzbirova, Milena Bankovska, Nadyia Vasileva, Petar Hristov, Rada Miladinova, Radina Yordanova, Stella Nikolova, Tomasz Belew, Yoanna Krusteva, Assoc. Prof. Anna Tzolovska, Violeta Yordanova Apostolova-Leti, Tsveta Petrova, Snezhina Biserova, Elisaveta Vacheva

Masked Ball Music by Auntie Maureen:

Relentlessly searching for musical discoveries, Auntie Maureen has travelled across countries and genres and scenes and dancefloors since the 1980’s.  Her appetite for melodies has taken her to the most magical of musical spaces, even as the only DJ to ever audition and be accepted at the Royal College of Music. With the electronic turntable as one of her lifetime companions she has now also added two original HMV 102 wind-up gramophones to her collection of record playing machinery.  Her 78rpm shellac crackle, hiss and pop can thus be heard at venues such as Tate Britain, Freud Museum, at the annual Tweed Run and the Chap Olympiad as well as for style moments such as the Vodafone London Fashion Weekend and haute couture glossie L’Officiel de la Mode.



5th December: 7-10pm

Special Winter Warmer Event. A partnership between Inky Cuttlefish Studios, Phoenix Rising Kids Club, Gnome House, Mbilla Arts and Waltham Forest Arts in Education.

Inky Cuttlefish Studios members and Phoenix Rising Kids Club artwork will be on show in Gnome House. Inky Cuttelfish Studios will be serving Mince Pies and Mulled Wine and staying open extra late. There will be live music and performances from Mbilla Arts African dance youth troupe and Santa’s Little Helpers Gnome House street dance crew.


Inky Cuttlefish Studios: Winter Warmer Members exhibition

Studio open: 30th November -9th December,  10-3pm and 5-8pm


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