The Slab

The SLAB is a contemporary artist run initiative located in the World Heritage Area of the Blue Mountains Australia on the lands of the Gundagurra and Dharug people.  

Named after the extensive concreted outdoor area with views across bushland The SLAB hosts one-off events showcasing the work of artists from the region, artist workshops, and a range of community events.  

The property was acquired by Co-Directors Brad Allen-Waters and Miriam Williamson when they relocated from Sydney in 2007 looking for a large workshop/studio space and residence in one. Both have a strong background in contemporary art, arts management, and design.

The SLAB also provides a framework for a range of art projects and events run off site across the community and neighbouring regions.

Miriam is the Cultural Officer (voluntary role) for the heritage listed Linden Observatory and Curator of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife exhibition space in Blackheath.

In addition to his light sculptural works, Brad is a master mold maker and fabricator specialising in both resin casting and steel structures, in particular commissions for artists.

The Slab Projects