Eleanor Crow: Passing Trade

8-30 October 2016

100 watercolours celebrating some of the best small shopfronts in East London. You’ll find butchers, bakers and candlestick makers aplenty, in these brightly detailed little representations.

Ahead of a planned book, this October sees a selection of Eleanor Crow’s intricate watercolours of East London shopfronts being exhibited in an actual East London shopfront – the Walthamstow Village Window Gallery.

Featuring 100 small artworks on paper, the work – through consistency of viewpoint and observational detail – shows the wealth of creativity in neighbourhood shopfronts, and the devices employed to attract customers to these small businesses that are part of the urban landscape.

Crow’s work brings a fresh new approach to topographical painting and, in addition, forms an important reportage document of some of East London’s finest small shops, some of which have closed since the project began, while many of which are still open and going strong.

Crow’s work has been featured in Étapes magazine’s East London issue, Time Out’s London blog, It’s Nice That, and in the W Project’s publication The Journey is the Treasure, featuring key female creatives, as well as proving hugely popular online on top London culture blog Spitalfields Life.

The gallery is viewable entirely from the pavement and is child/dog/cycle/wheelchair friendly. Open daily during daylight hours and lit until midnight.
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For more information and to contact Eleanor visit: eleanorcrow.com

Shops portrayed in the WVWG exhibition:
A. G. Dennis Clock House Parade, Wanstead E11 SOLD
A. Gold Brushfield Street, Shoreditch E1
Akdeniz Bakery Stoke Newington High Street N16
Andersons Bakery Hoxton Street N1
Arthur’s Café Kingsland Road, Hackney E8 SOLD
B. B. Café Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10
Barbican Fruiterers Goswell Road, EC1M SOLD
Barney’s Seafood Chamber Street E1
Beigel Shop Brick Lane, E1 SOLD
Beppe’s Grill W Smithfield EC1A
Bernardes Trading Barking Road, Plaistow E13
Billingsgate Market Poplar E14
Billy Bunters Snack Bar Mile End Road E1
Blackduke & Cashman Grove Road E17 SOLD
Bradburys Broadway Market E8
Café Bliss Dalston Lane E8 SOLD
Café Rodi Blackhorse Lane E17 (in 30x40cm frame £180)
Central Parade Hoe Street E17 SOLD
Chas Tapp Southgate Road N1 SOLD
Chatsworth Road Launderette Chatsworth Road E5
Chrystall Chemist The Broadway, Woodford Green IG8 SOLD
City Hardware Goswell Road EC1Y
The Cookery Stoke Newington High St N16
Copper Grill Eldon Street EC2
C. W. Tyzack Kingsland Road E2
Dalston Lane Café Dalston Lane, Hackney E8
Daniel Lewis & Son Hackney Road, Bethnal Green E2 SOLD
Daren Bread Stepney Green, E1 SOLD
Davies & Sons Hoe Street, Walthamstow E17 SOLD
Deep Clean Launderette Beulah Road E17 SOLD
Dennis Chippy Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10
Diamond Ladder Factory Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10
Downey Brothers (Globe Town Market) Roman Road E2
East London Sausage Co Orford Rd E17 SOLD
Emjay Décor Bethnal Green Road E2
F. Cooke Hackney SOLD
Fabrique Geffrye Street E2
Farringdon Tool Supplies Exmouth Market, EC1R
Finamore Orford Road, Walthamstow E17 SOLD
The Fish Plaice Cambridge Heath Rd, E1
The Fishery Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney N16
Frank Ison Orford Road, Walthamstow E17 SOLD
Froth & Rind Orford Road E17 SOLD
G Kelly (414) Bethnal Green Road E2
G. Kelly Roman Road E3
Gardners Commercial Street E1
General Woodworking Supplies Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney N16 SOLD
George’s Plaice Roman Road E3
Gina’s Restaurant Bethnal Green Road E1 SOLD
The Ginger Pig Lauriston Road E9
Golden Fish Bar Farringdon Rd EC1R
Goswell Bakeries Canning Town E16
Histohome Stoke Newington High Street N16
Hucks (Sema Printing) Grove Road E17 SOLD
Husseys Wapping Lane E1W
J Geller High Road, Leytonstone E11
Jesshops Newington Green Road N1
Jonathan Norris Victoria Park Road E9 SOLD
KAC Hardware Stoke Newington Church St N16
Kingfisher Homerton High St E9 SOLD
Kingsland Café Kingsland Road, E8
KTS The Corner Kingsland Road, E8 SOLD
Lea Bridge Launderette Lea Bridge Road E10
Lennie’s Snack Bar 6 Calvert Avenue, E2
Leyland SDM Balls Pond Road, N1 SOLD
Lot One Ten Hoe St, Walthamstow E17 SOLD
M & R Meats St John Street, EC1V
Meat N16 Church Street, Stoke Newington N16
Mersin 2 Lower Clapton Road, Clapton E5
Mersin Fish Shop Morning Lane, Hackney E9
Mike’s Deli Clarence Road, Clapton E5
Mix Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park N4
Novelty Bakery High St North, East Ham E12
Paga Café Lea Bridge Road E10 SOLD
Pellicci’s Bethnal Green Road E2 SOLD
Percy Ingle Lea Bridge Road, Leyton E10
Raab the Bakers Essex Road N1
Rinkoffs Vallance Road E1
Romford Electrical Services Romford Rd E12 (25x50cm frame £210)
Rossi’s Restaurant Hanbury Street E1
Savoy Café Graham Road E8
Savoy, Norton Folgate Norton Folgate E1
Sea Food & Fresh Fish Chatsworth Road, Clapton E5
Sewell’s Plaistow Road E15
Stanor Electrical Kingsland Road E2
Star Bakery Dalston Lane E8
SX Essex Road N1 SOLD
Syd’s Shoreditch High Street E1 SOLD
T & J Whenlock Barking Road Newham E13
Tea Rooms Museum Street WC2 SOLD
Tenby & Penny Beulah Road, Walthamstow E17 SOLD
Time for Tea Shoreditch High Street E1 SOLD
Travis Perkins Kingsland Road E8
Tubby Isaacs Aldgate SOLD
Vallance Road Chemist Whitechapel E1
Vandys Forest Rd, Walthamstow E17 SOLD
W. A. Down The Slade, Plumstead SE18
W. C. & K. King Chemist Amwell Street EC1R
Wakefield's Lea Bridge Road E10
WD Chapman High Rd, Woodford IG8