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ROOM 35 | SYDNEY | 31.08.2005 – 15.10.2005







ROOM 35 turns 8
installation views

SLIM BARRIE
BRONWEN BASSETT
CAMILLA CASSIDY
SIMON CAVANOUGH
CLAUDIA DAMICHI
PAUL DONALD
JAMES DORAHY
CHERINE FAHD
PAUL FERMAN
CHRIS FIRMSTONE
MARIA KONTIS
OWEN LEONG
PRUE MURPHY
FERNANDO OCTAVIO PINO
ELVIS RICHARDSON
TODD ROBINSON
SARAH ROBSON
LOLA RYAN
NUHA SAAD
KURT SCHRANZER
SAM SMITH
SHERNA TEPERSON
DEBORAH VAUGHAN
PAUL WHITE
YIORGOS ZAFIRIOU


For eight years and 71 shows, Room 35 has established itself as a singular alternative site, never claiming authority over the panoply
of exhibition spaces available to artists, but assured in a vision which sought to provide for a perceived gap. Never an artist-run initiative, nor a forum of representation and certainly not a shop, Room 35 is a manifest desire to allow for something else.
There is always a risk of self-aggrandisement when overlooking a history from the vantagepoint of an anniversary.
However, Room 35 has provided a place somewhere between an artist-run initiative's room for hire, and the tension of a commercial galleries need to satisfy the often (some might say essentially) contradicting ideologies of market and criticality.
Over these eight years, artists from many varied ideological positions have wilfully and enthusiastically put themselves into this bright, intense, in-between site. If glory is being applauded, then all these artists should rightfully take a bow. All who have shown in Room 35 have continued to enjoy success in many varied forms, some in gallery representation, institutional exhibitions, overseas study, and developing sophistication of practice.
Please join with Gitte Weise Gallery in celebration, in equal parts, of eight dedicated years of the Room 35 program and all of the artists who filled it with their hard work and imagination.

 


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