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
The Slab hosted writer, journalist, poet and music critic Mark Mordue, to take us back to the inner city where our paths crossed at the many gigs and live venues that populated Sydney then.
Postcards from Laika
To honour the 60th anniversary of Laika, first dog in space, The SLAB invited artists to submit a postcard size work in response to the theme re-imagining Laika’s destiny.
Modern Art Projects - Club Edition
THE CLUB EDITION was a group exhibition event of the social and cultural engagement group, MAP – Modern Art Projects, Blue Mountains, Australia.