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Slack Space

foundation studio

Slack Space Colchester is a not-for-profit volunteer run initiative that successfully transforms empty shops and buildings into community art spaces, where local artists can work, present new & exciting art to the general public as well as create a cultural buzz in the town centre.

Our aim is to provide free accessible exhibitions, workshops, studios and events for the general public and also to interrupt and enhance retail footfall in the town centre with art, music and performance.

Opening Times: 
The gallery (separate from the studios) is open Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm.
Availability of space: 
Slack Space takes over empty spaces whilst the landlord looks for a new tenant or buyer for the property. Where we have space suitable we create gallery and/or artists’ studios. Today we have a building in Queen Street which has rooms of varying sizes. Rooms need some work and are to be handed back to the landlord in good order when notice is served. All rooms have overhead florescent lighting. Artists wishing to affiliate to Slack Space will need to local and to contribute in various ways such as by acting as invigilators to look after the gallery open, running workshops and other events for the public.