Death in Dalston comes to BSMT Space with a skull filled halloween show

A skull filled halloween show filled the basement space of Dalston’s newest gallery BSMT Space over the past week. Rapidly put together, it was a five day only event which once again managed to draw some of the brightest and the best of the street art scene.

Only formed two months ago, BSMT space sits a little bit beyond Dalston Kingsland overground station on Stoke Newington Road. It’s brought a little bit of street art life back to an area which has been losing its scene due to developments.

For co-founder and curator Lara Fiorentino, who I spoke to at the show, it’s been a passion project. Formerly a turkish betting shop, she took over the space in June and set about transforming it into a working spot for a gallery.

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An artist herself, she has spent a career gilding the buildings of the rich and famous and restoring heritage properties to their former glory. She had workied on the Queens barge during the Jubilee and before setting up BSMT space was painting villa interiors in the Tuscan sun.

It wasn’t enough though and she wanted to put her creative energies to something else. Then she met her co-founder and partner Greg Key and the passion for creating a gallery space was kickstarted.

BSMT space are already gaining a reputation in the art world as a place where the brightest and best hang and for Dalston to have a gallery like this means that the street art scene has a bit of life in it yet.

Death in Dalston was launched at the BSMT Space gallery on 28 October 2015 and runs until 1 November 2015. The show is created by Lara Fiorentino and Greg Key.

Death in Dalston Gallery

Excellent installation by Perspicere

Excellent installation by Perspicere

Installation by Perspicere the recent winner of the Shoreditch Art Wall competition

Installation by Perspicere the recent winner of the Shoreditch Art Wall competition

BSMT Space in Dalston

BSMT Space in Dalston

Bert Gilberts Lord of the Goat

Bert Gilberts Lord of the Goat

St Mitchell skull

St Mitchell skull

Gary Alford Wu Tang Clan skulls

Gary Alford Wu Tang Clan skulls

Bert Gilbert spankers

Bert Gilbert spankers

Ross Elliot wooden skull

Ross Elliot wooden skull

Blair Zaye skull

Blair Zaye skull

Otto Schade skull

Otto Schade skull

Tommy Fiendish skull

Tommy Fiendish skull

The interior of BSMT space

The interior of BSMT space

Lennie Lee skull

Lennie Lee skull

Morgandy tribute to his father called 'Nest in Peace'

Morgandy tribute to his father called ‘Nest in Peace’

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Sequin Skull by Sequin Key and Lauren Baker

Sequin Skull by Sequin Key and Lauren Baker

P.O.D.E skull

P.O.D.E skull

Nick Flatt skull

Nick Flatt skull

Skull drawn on an x-ray of his brothers head by Illustre

Skull drawn on an x-ray of his brothers head by Illustre

Alfie Black Mirrorball skull

Alfie Black Mirrorball skull

Ali Hamish skull

Ali Hamish skull

Skeleton Cardboard skulls

Skeleton Cardboard skulls

Frankie Strand skeletons

Frankie Strand skeletons