Completed 2007 - 2011
Located at rear of RMIT Building 49
Access from Stewart St. Melbourne
HOURS: monday to friday 9-6
‘The DrawingSpace Melbourne’ activated dormant spaces through the drawing process in all its forms. It was a Metasenta Project supported by the Design Institute, RMIT. The Activating Dormant Spaces project had funding both through Metasenta and the Design Institute. It operated between 2007 and 2011.
As a mobile drawing space, The DrawingSpace Melbourne was dedicated to the dialogue of ideas within contemporary art through the entrance of drawing.
The DrawingSpace Melbourne exhibitied International and Australian artists in a program which saw at least six exhibitions each year. The actualising of these exhibitions followed Sol Lewitt's implimentation of ideas through groups of students/young artists/mature team. Over 80 drawing students were involved in creating these exhibitions over the life time of the project.
Philosophy / Vision
The DrawingSpace, Melbourne adheres philosophically to the under-girding premise of The Drawing Room, London, which “explores ideas around contemporary drawing and makes them visible in the public domain. As the only public gallery in the UK, and indeed Europe, dedicated to the investigation and support of contemporary drawing practice, The Drawing Room provides a unique resource for the promotion of drawing: its theory, practice and methodology”.
Drawing Room London: www.drawingroom.org.uk
2008 - 2010
A Drawing Lesson
August 19 - October 1 2009
Drawn Encounters: translation and interpretation
June 1 - August 10 2009
March 26 - May 13 2010
October - December 2008
Metasenta Team 2010
February - April 2010
Irene Barberis, Sarah Duyshart, Louise Lee, Andre Liew, Hugh Makin (Audio), Keith Winter
Tracy Mackenna and Edwin Janssen
Life is Over
Julia Townsend & Marcelo Lima
"Subject / Definitions"
This Very Body: The Zen Art of Hetty Baiz
Apocalypse: The Writing on the Wall
October 25 - December 18
December 08 - January 09