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Five Years

about: 

Five Years is a collaborative artists' project.

Founded in 1998, Five Years' initial aim was to set up a gallery which was artist-run and where programming would maintain a direct relationship to practice. Five Years continues to develop this aim of maintaining close links between the production and exhibition of visual art, and the discourse which informs it. In February 2007 the membership was expanded to form a loose knit collective of artists.

Rather than acting as a 'curatorial' entity, the group's members continue to develop exhibition projects based around concerns emerging from their own practices; offering these projects as frameworks within which other artists can, through participation, respond to or engage in dialogue around the concerns being discussed by the group. Through these processes, Five Years aims to create a context which fosters productive dialogue between artists and the exposure of ambitious new work.

How might an artist-run gallery, a collection, a collective, a communal project?
Such a problem became one of identification. How do we, participants in Five Years, define ourselves in relation to the space and project? How do we identify ourselves to be seen in relation to the expert discourse of the market?
The project must display within its protocol,to being named and identified in this process, to submit (even if marginally) to its form of management.
As a collection of fragments, then, Five Years approaches its own arrangement as a collection that foregrounds the justice of exteriority, a refusal of synthesis through selection, a justice of “arrangement at the level of disarray.”
A gallery in pieces (a collection of pieces, a collective based on the fragment), the inclusion in the space shows not one distilled collective concern, but a concern for collective equivocity. Such a term does not call towards ambivalence or ambiguity. Instead it points towards equal voices, towards the struggle that equality demands.
To place voices in equal is to experience not harmonic synthesis (achieved through the sublime violence of sublation) but the constancy of struggle, of the discordance of discourse among equals.

The collective whole or work of Five Years, then, is the work of the empty place around which a garland of fragments operate. As fragments (each practice a fragment) each practice is that of the ‘complete’ individual – the hedgehog or porcupine principle whereby the fragment individuates completely – but these complete parts converge as on a garland. The string upon which these fragments are strung, Five Years, encircles an ‘empty place’ as the site of incompletion, of the refusal of completion through synthesis. Here the possible activity of dissensus rather than consensus can take place, if one is brave enough.
A fleeting proposition from us: Romantic Bureaucracy is put forward, is put on hold. (To think a bureaucracy in terms of Romanticism put forward by Blanchot would be to think about an instrumentalisation of a movement that necessarily composes and decomposes, that comes together to fall apart.
So. Not Romantic Bureaucracy, then. That is happening already as an artist run space- exhibition-event form, that persistently un-works itself, refuses coherence. To borrow again from Blanchot, we perhaps have here the work of un-working.
To end for now with a question: we might ask, paradoxically, what is lacking in the fragment? Both nothing and everything – it is both irresolutely complete and incomplete. Instead we might ask how one moves from the open field of the social to the abrupt violent gesture that fragments, that causes the fracture of the fragment.

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what is/was it's legal status ?: 

  • charity

how is/was it funded ?: 

history of the site: 

Five Years started in 40 Underwoord st, the site was an old Victorian Soap Factory. For its new location in 66 Andrews Road, we found an industrial building initially used for working only spaces.

exhibitions, events, workshops: 

2015
Associates
Delta: Oona Grimes, Mark Jackson, James Lowne, Clare Mitten, Mia Taylor
S_ _ _K:
Charlotte Knox-Williams, Russell Hart, Helen Austwick Zaltzman
Vertigo Rising: John Hughes & Liz Murray
Descriptor: Bernice Donzeilmann
Bang Your Head: Architecture of Conversation
Ilga Leimanis+Bidisha Sinha
How to Write: Reading Groups. Part 1.
The Naturalness of Strange Things: The Line That(…)
Luxury Complex: Remembering Satan
Loop-the-Loop
Steve Klee Too Prolix: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
2014
dis-kuhm-bob-yuh-leyt
five sheets at Five Years: Susan Johanknecht and Katharine Meynell
Beside: Nicole Morris, Katrin Hanusch and Mark Duffy
texts from Emily Beber, Giulia Damiani and Amy McKelvie
The School of the Damned: Interim Show
Benefit: All Research Is Crisis
Five Years & School of the Damned Discussion/Events
Ms. Seat Cello: Rochelle Fry
Summer Camp: School of Calidity/ Doggerland/ Fear + Trembling
Worlds Apart
FiveYears: Fragments at the Showroom
Michael Lawton: Jardines de Sabatini
Giorgio Sadotti: Feet Feet Feel
Oona Grimes: When is Now
Five Years Publications: Public Series. FYP-PS-01-05
These New Zines!/Ovi Novi Zinovi! With love from Belgrade
Clay Arlington in London.
Interior Domestic
Ignominious Wank

2013
A day of continual irritation for myself
Joan of Art: The Venice Process
A Promise of Happiness: 20.11.99
Technologies of Romance
Blank Stare, Flat Hollow
Five Years at Sluice Art Fair
Album2
This is Not Public/ Part 2: What do we mean by Public Engagement?
Modern Interiors
A Heap, A Pile, A Mass, A Gathering
Petrol
Ra-Ra Rasputin: The Esoteric Book Disco
General title given by myself: SE Barnet
This is Not Public/ Part 1: What do we mean by Public Engagement?
School of the Damned
Arkham Asylum: Ana María Millán
Five Years: Fragments
Besame Mucho: Alex Schady
Armada: Ian Dawson
Jamie Partridge & Lynton Talbot

2012
Five Years Publications III: A Plotted Affair; Bad Love Poetry Night
Five Years Publications II: School Book Projects
Five Years Publications I: Artists Books Weekend
Height X Width X Depth
Exercises With Five Years - (Im)Possible School Book: As Found
Beta-Local
Left Of Place
Ideas Are Faster
Light And Time
Dead Original
Five Years Talk At La Scatola
Sideshow And Other Stories
Irish Female Artists
A Pigeon, A Kitchen And An Annexe: Sites Of Alternative Publishing
Preliminary Notes For Moving Between Desert And Occupation
Cuntstone & Clown

2011
Z-Depth Buffer
Desk Space
This Is Not A School
House In The Shape Of A Stretcher
Instantly Interruptible
00:00:00.
Picture Theory
Cream Guillotine
The Weaklings
Posters Fo’ Sho'
Ladies Of The Press* presents…
Evolution Of The Meringue
Closer Encounters Of The Third Kind
Re Infecta
Flying Stickers
Slipstream

2010
So Much For Free School, Etc: A Draft Publication
Album: A Group Show
Photographs: From The Particular To The Particular
What I Thought At The Time
Fairyland
Omnicasus
Good Tidings
The Muttering Cavern Of Domestic Delights
Whatever Happened
Lecture Hall. Free School.
Indirections_1
Commonism
By Day My Limbs, By Night My Mind
Harry Pye Presents
Bakkar Island
Field Recordingsinter Rites
Love Is A Highway

2009
Extinct
Spacious
Bronzed
Interrupted Correspondence/Vice Versa: Five Years Fragments
Noble Intent
Sontag Montag
Statement
Nature Morte
Andrea Zapp
Ania Seraphin
Free Association
Ailleurs
Yes. Yes. I Know. Free School. I Know.
Line And Light
Skinner’s Room
Does God Live In The No-Fly Zone
That Was A Good Day
Perch

2008
A4 Editions
False Friends
Structures Found Structures Lost
Maskwork
In The Path Of The Most Frightening Storm, And Suffered Terrible Devastation. It Also Shows
Talent Show
Garden Of The Sleep Of Love
Periodical Vol.1 (No.1-4)
Free Show.
Paper
Spitting Distance
Glitch
I Don’t Think I Can Fit It In
Rules To Hold Onto…
Porridge Wogs

2007
Three Studies: Pee Wee. Meat. Billy.
Present State
Model As You Would Carve
Crisis And Finance And Nudes
Peroiodical Vol.1, No.1.
DY-66
Peer Esteem
O
Hotshots
Now And Then
Our Period.
Untitled Sequence 1998-2007
Romantic Anti-Humanism
Paintings And Sculptures
Il Cittadino
Rochelle Fry
Visitors
You First
Huis Clos
Psychogeometry V
There Is No Future For Us Now
Art For Everyone
Goo Goo Muck

2006
Frenzy: L’art Décoratif D’aujourd Hui (at Metropole Galleries, Folkestone)

2003
Spacemen (MOT)
Club Esther
Suicide Is Painful

2002
Xmas/ There Is Plenty of Sunshine in Summer/ Silence and Darkness/ Tender Prey/ Independent State-Estado Independiente_Stoned Chicks_Sexperimental Weekenders Ticklish CINEMATHEQUE/ Crack Whore/ Manual: Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller/ Esther Planas/ The Way Things Are Not/ Fata Morgana/ Graham Dolphin/ Edward Dorrian: Paints a Picture/ CULPTR/ Richard Crow/ Eat Quicksilver Shit Quicksand/ Or Not

2001
The Difference Between You & Us/ I’m Wary/ Contemporary Fairy Tales/ Peter Lloyd Lewis/ Dead-wall Reverie/ Sex Abroad/ Michelle Deignan/ Drop-out/ Issed/ Manual/ Self-service_ Painting/ Sinisa Savic/ Ticklish/

2000
Starring/ The Guests protected their ankles with cardboard boxes/ Richard Crow/ The Red Room/ Rank Cheeseboard/ Failure/ Jeremy Deadman/ Denise Hawrysio/ Sara Woodfine/ Jeremy Akerman/ Self-Service/ Sleight of Hand/ Mathew Luck Galpin/ Susan Morris/ Dark Pop

1999
Taking in the Air/ A Promise of Happiness/ Marion Kalmus and Naomi Salaman/ Corporate Actions/ The Blood Show/ A Thousand Moonlit Kisses/ Own Time/ Now Look Where I Am/ Lapsus/ What is Love?

1998
Silent Movies/ What is a Photograph?

additional information: 

Awarded Charity Status (NO. 1151017)

bibliography: 

Five Years: Fragments
ISBN 978-1-903724-09-5
Francis Summers,Sally Morfill and Karen Wood, Marc Hulson and Paul Curran, Rochelle Fry with Squares and Triangles, Esther Planas with Tuesday-029, Edward Dorrian and Amy Todman
Utopographies:
Evaluation, Consensus and Location
Experts From Beyond (A Script).
FYP-PS-06
ISBN 978-1-903724-16-3

This is not Public.
FYP-PS-05
ISBN 978-1-903724-11-8
Christine Sullivan and Rob Flint, Jonathan Trayner, Charlotte Knox-Williams, Neil Ferguson, Sheila Buckley, Karen Turner, Wendy Scott and Sassa Nikolakouli, Andrew Cooper, Kim Wan, Edward Dorrian, John Greene, Joe Duggan

Ignominious Wank.
FYP-PS-04
ISBN 978-1-903724-12-5
Nicola Harlow, Trish Bould, Amy Todman, Susan Wood, Kathy Oldridge, Melanie Rose, Charlotte Knox-Williams and Edward Dorrian

(Im)Possible School Book. As Found.
FYP-PS-03
ISBN 978-1-903724-010-1
Ace&Lion (Sharon Bennett, Metod Blejec & Scott Schwager); Alain Ayers; Amateurist Network; Anna Lucas; Anna Mortimer; Annie Davey; Bella Kerr; Calum F Kerr; Catalog; Charlotte Knox-Williams & Jennifer Jarman; Chiara Mu; Collaborative Art (Froso Papadimitriou & Jonathan Bradbury); Dagmar I Glausmitzer-Smith; Damien O’connell & John Greene; Deborah Ridley; Edward Dorrian; Eitan Buchalter; Esther Planas; Esther Windsor; Francesca Cho; Gary Kempston; Hadas Kedar; Ilene Berman; James Hutchinson; J. Dunseath; Jessica Potter; Jillian Knipe; Jonathan Trayner; Julia Moore; Kim Wan; Lee Campbell; Leslie Barson; Matthew Lee Knowles; Mirja Koponen; Neil Ferguson; Patrick Loan; Rachel Cattle; SE Barnet; Sharon Gal; Simon Wells & Max Mosscrop; Steve Richards; Sylvie Vandenhoucke & Kris Van Dessel; Tansy Spinks; Teachers Consult 2012 (Joanna Wilkinson, Kate Jackson, Amy Mckelvie, Linda Scott & Effie Coe); Tom Estes; Walter Van Rÿn

This Is Not a School. Book.
FYP-PS-02
ISBN 978-1-903724-07-1
Alexander Costello, Mark Harvey, Lee Campbell, Duncan McAfee, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Alex Baker, Mike Ryder and Sarah Bowker-Jones; Lucy Cash and Theron Schmidt; Steven Eastwood & Anya Lewin; Kevin Molin & Zoe Olaru; Dagmar I Glausnitzer-Smith and Francesca Cho; Gary Kempston; Sharon Gal, Frances Morgan, Andie Brown, Sophie Cooper, Suke Driver and Aurelia McGlynn-Richon; Free School & Communist Gallery;Deborah Ridley; Patrick Loan; Chloe Cooper, Phoebe Davies & Louisa Martin; Heidi Wigmore & Sarah Buckle; Ana Cavic, Renée O’Drobinak (Ladies of the Press*; Ella Clocksin, Stephen Davies, Nicola Harlow, Ben Jenkins, Charlotte Knox-Williams, Kathy Oldridge, David Podger, Amy Todman, Marius Von Brasch; Esther Windsor; Pier Vegner Tosta; CATALOG; Amateurist Network; Charlotte Knox-Williams & Jennifer Jarman, Amy Todman, Melanie Rose; Damien O’Connell & John Greene; Naoise McGeer, Alfonso Areses; Alice Bradshaw; Annie Davey; Critical Practice; Steve Richards; Rachel Cattle; Paul Tarragó; Leslie Barson; Neil Ferguson; David Berridge; Jillian Knipe; Christine Sullivan & Rob Flint; Kim Wan; Calum F. Kerr; Jessie Bond & Elizabeth Graham

So Much For Free School, Etc.
FYP-PS-01
ISBN 978-1-903724-05-7
Alex Schady, Alice Cooper, Antje Hildebrandt, Avaes Mohammad, Bryony Kate Gillard, Carly Juneau, Charlotte Knox-Williams, Christine Sullivan & Rob Flint, David Berridge, Karen Di Franco/Concrete Radio, Marit Muenzberg, Tamarin Norwood, Mary Paterson, Edward Dorrian, Elliott Harris (Neva Elliott & Lynn Harris) Fay Nicolson & Charles Ogilvie, Francis Summers, Froso Papadimitriou, Geopolyphonies Collective Hamja Ahsan, Johanna Linsley, Jonathan Trayner (Free School), Kate Wiggs & Joanna Austin, Kathryn Faulkner, Ladies Of The Press* (Ana Cavic & Rénee O’Drobinak), Larry Achiampong, Ben Youngman, Roi Driscoll, Tefltastic: Lee Campbell Plus Guests: Phil Harris, Adrian Lee, Patrick Loan, Heidi Wigmore, Leslie Safran: The Otherwise Club, Luke Williams, Matthew Mackisack, Michael Schuller, Neil Ferguson, Nela Milic, Nicolas Vass, Oliver Guy-Watkins, Patricia Vidal Delgado, Patrick Loan, Paul Tarragó, Pier Vegner Tosta, Rachel Cattle, Rebecca Birch, Sandra Erbacher, Seth Guy, Steve Richards Tele-Geto: John Cussans, Vasileios Kantas & Jo Bradshaw

ISBN 978-1-903724-00-2
Failure/ Rank Cheeseboard
Paul Whittaker, Edward Dorrian/ Fergal Stapleton, Neil Ferguson

ISBN 978-1-903724-01-9
False Friends
Clive Hodgson, Susan Morris

ISBN 978-1-903724-02-6
Whatever Happened
Dierdre O’Dwyer

ISBN 978-1-903724-03-3
Sontag Montag:
Drawings,recordings and diagrams by Susan Morris
with essays by Ed Krcma, Margaret Iversen and Briony Fer edited by Deirdre O’Dwyer

ISBN 978-1-903724-04-0
Sandnes Sangen
Louisa Minkin

The Blood Show
Liz Arnold, Kathe Burkhart, David Burrows, Mark Harris, Peter Lloyd Lewis, Markus Muntean & Adi Rosenblum, Henry Rogers. Edited by Peter Lloyd Lewis

Tender Prey
Francesco Clemente, Michael Curran, Marriette Renssen, Esther Planas, Alex Schady, Marc Hulson, Gillian Carnegie, Arno Nollen, Paul De Reus, Cathy de Monchaux, Pierre Klossowski, Tariq Alvi, Nick Cave, Bea Stienstra, Paul Kooiker, David Haines, Thom Puckey, Roma Pas, Stefan Banz, Susan Morris, Reinjelle Tjerpstra, Baz Meerman

Dark Star Vols 1-4
Esther Planas

Frenzy- L’Art D’Art Décoratif D’Aujourd’Hui
Fiona Curran, Mark R Taylor, Esther Planas, Mike Watson, Charlotte Bonham-Carter, Susan Morris

Five Years Periodical Vols 1-5
Various

Structures Found, Structures Lost Videos By
Paul B Davis, Steve Klee, Abbe Leigh Fletcher

Porridge Wogs
Rabiya Choudry, Andrew Gilbert, Astrid Sourkova

Talent Show
Patricia Ellis

Experimental Light in the Death Cult
Michael Salerno

Underwood
Various

Welcome to the Secret Lands and Secret Worlds
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El Diablo en la Pintura
-

Dahmer Daily Digest
-

Untitled Sequence
Marc Hulson

Now Look Where I am: Failure, Time, Aporia
Paul Whittaker, Edward Dorrian

Bounty feeds Desert, Desert exhausts Bounty
Louisa Minkin

address: 

66 Regents Studios, Andrews Road
E8 4QN London 51° 32' 7.8" N, 0° 3' 36.8748" W
GB

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  • private

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1998

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Rogue

about: 

Established in 1995, Rogue is a not-for-profit artists studios providing members with accessible and affordable workspace in Manchester city centre. A five minute walk from Piccadilly Station, Rogue is now the largest independent studio group in the North West with ninety seven artists working in 30,000 square feet of space over three floors of Chapeltown Mill. Members range from recent graduates to established practitioners working in a wide range of disciplines and media; including drawing, film and video, illustration, installation, interactive art, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles.

Once a year, Rogue opens its doors to the public in its Open Studios event inviting fellow artists, curators and the general public to access all areas of the studios while affording members an opportunity to exhibit and offer work for sale. This years Rogue Open Studios will take place over the weekend of 23rd - 25th October 2015.

Rogue also runs a programme of events in the Project Space, which is used primarily for temporary exhibitions, residency and exchange projects and one-off events. Rogue's new Project Space is on the 1st floor of the studios. A new curatorial team for the Project Space will be announced in 2016.

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  • other

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M1 2WH Manchester 53° 28' 42.8952" N, 2° 13' 33.942" W
GB

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1995

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RAUMX LOndon

RAUMX- London

about: 

From mid 2013 Martina Geccelli has set up this art and architecture project space within her own studio in Kentish Town, London.

Part of the concept is that selected artists, or architects can introduce their work to a smaller, interested audience . RAUMX provides an open, intimate platform, outside of the commercial setting of a gallery. Beside presenting work to the public the space offers opportunities for an active exchange in form of talks and discussions and more intimate gatherings.

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  • other

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London Kentish Town
185 Queens Crescent
NW5 4DS London 51° 33' 2.6604" N, 0° 9' 0.7956" W
GB

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  • private

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2013

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2013

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Embassy

about: 

EMBASSY is a non-profit making artist-run gallery founded in 2004. The gallery holds a yearly programme of exhibitions and events and exhibits at off site projects. Each year we also co-ordinate the Annuale festival; a presentation of grassroots artistic activity in various venues throughout the city.

The gallery co-ordinates and presents a professional development programme for students at Edinburgh College of Art in return for some funding towards the gallery’s core costs.

EMBASSY has also received funding from the Scottish Arts Council, ECA Trustees and the Young Scot Award.

EMBASSY has a rolling committee of 5 to 7 members who work on a voluntary basis and are supported by a members base. The committee are responsible for all aspects of the gallery and serve as directors for a 2 year period.

The originating committee comprised of Kim Coleman, Craig Coulthard, Tommy Grace, Jenny Hogarth, Dave Maclean, Kate Owens and Catherine Stafford. They were replaced entirely by John Farrugia, Deborah Jackson, Katie Orton, Debjani Banerjee, and Dan Brown.

After this the EMBASSY committee became less defined and since 2007 has included Angela Beck, Luke Cooke-Yarborough, Benjamin Fallon, Martine Foltier-Pugh, Tessa Lynch, Alexa Hare, John A. Harrington, Shona Handley, Oliver Herbert, Norman James Hogg, Shona Macnaughton, Laurie Macpherson, Francesca Nobilucci, James Thomas Philips, Ashleigh Reid, Jenny Richards and Daniella Watson, with directors working from 2 Months to 2 years.

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  • charity

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address: 

10b Broughton Street Lane
EH1 3LY Edinburgh 55° 57' 26.8452" N, 3° 11' 15.0072" W
GB

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2004

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Central---Reservation

Central --- Reservation, Bristol

about: 

Central—Reservation was a temporary project space in Bristol, UK dedicated to the support, production and presentation of contemporary visual arts.

Between March and July 2010, Central—Reservation presented a programme of exhibitions, events and collaborative projects with a backdrop of production in the four studio residencies.
Central—Reservation offered artists and curators the opportunity to present ambitious projects, making use of the current surplus of empty commercial property.
Alongside the core programme, Central—Reservation invited artist led and independent groups from across the UK to propose exhibitions and events to put on in the space.

The former motorcycle showroom is located on Stokes Croft, a main access route into central Bristol. It offered 10,000 sq ft of exhibition and event space over two floors, plus partitioned workspaces for resident artists to test and document work.

Central—Reservation was established by Lucy Drane, Hannah James and Jane Porter, an independent group, each working within key arts organisations in the city. The project developed through their mutual membership of the Spike Island Associates Programme and a shared interest in realising a dynamic new project space in Bristol.

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  • unincorporated organisation

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Motorcycle showroom

address: 

15 – 19 Stokes Croft
BS1 3PY Bristol 51° 27' 39.9204" N, 2° 35' 27.1464" W
GB

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2010

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2010

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Rhubaba

about: 

Rhubaba Gallery and Studio is an artist-run organisation in Edinburgh that provides studio space for currently nineteen artists and an annual programme of exhibitions and events.

Rhubaba was founded in 2009 as a communal studio and project space. Established in response to a perceived gap in appropriate studio provision for recent graduates and through the desire to create a space dedicated to both the production and presentation of contemporary art, Rhubaba initially housed ten recent graduates from Edinburgh College of Art. During our first year we organised a series of exhibitions in temporary spaces around the city as well as with host venues further afield.

Rhubaba has continued to develop the programme and moved to Leith in 2010 to accommodate more studios and a permanent gallery space.

We are committed to generating a supportive workspace and a dynamic platform for local and international artists. Rhubaba aims to give early-career artists the opportunity to produce new work in a discursive environment, work collaboratively with other artist-led initiatives and explore wider debates in contemporary art, bringing exciting and challenging works to Scotland.

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  • community interest company

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exhibitions, events, workshops: 

Exhibitions include solo-shows by Ed Atkins, James Clarkson and Hannah James; groups shows and events with works by Nathalie De-Briey, Patrick Graf, Alex Gross, Rebecca Kressley, Ewan Sinclair, and collaborative projects with David Dale Gallery and Studios, Glasgow, Central Reservation, Bristol, Duchy Gallery, Glasgow, Intercity Mainline, London, Lombard Method, Birmingham and Outpost Gallery, Norwich.

address: 

25 Arthur Street
EH6 5DA Edinburgh 55° 57' 55.3104" N, 3° 10' 38.046" W
GB

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2009

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KARST

Karst Gallery, Plymouth

about: 

KARST is a non-profit, artist-led initiative in Plymouth focused on providing studio space and the exposure of international contemporary arts, offering innovative curatorial projects a test-bed for gallery presentation. KARST was founded in 2012 and functions as a venue for contemporary arts through selected and guest-curated projects working with partner organisations, collaborative groups and individuals.

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  • community interest company

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05.12.13 - 08.12.13

NOAH ANGELL

CRYING IN THE ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD RECORDING : Lecture / Performance / Sound Work:
&
EXHIBITION : FILMS: 2006 - 2012 Showing: Oratory of a Ghost Director, Meditations on Violence, Singing of the birds, Slow Airs, Nocturne, Private Email to God, Each Dawn I Die, Morteau.

31.10.13 - 17.11.13

'SS BLUE JACKET'
Curated by Simon Bayliss and Lucy Stein

ARTISTS: BERYL COOK, PETER LANYON, SHANA MOULTON, EDWARD STEIN, LUCY STEIN, MERLIN JAMES, ROBERT LENKIEWICZ, SIMON BAYLISS, SIMON FUJIWARA

03.10.13 - 20.10.13

'Jeongmoon Choi : Explorer'

15.06.13 - 21.07.13

'INDIVIDUAL ORDER'
CURATED BY: Marianna Garin
ARTISTS: FRANCIS ALŸS, CARLOS BUNGA, GRACIELA CARNEVALE, KAROLINA ERLINGSSON, JIRÍ KOVANDA, MAIDER LOPEZ, ADRIAN PIPER

14.03.13 - 29.03.13

'MEMEX : An Autoscopic Exercise'
BRISTOL DIVING SCHOOL & THIRD BELGRADE

12.01.13 - 03.03.13

'LEGACY: Five Schemes, First Variation'
CURATED BY: Carl Slater
ARTISTS: GWENAËL BÉLANGER / BLUE CURRY / KAREN HENDERSON / JAMES McLARDY / RICHARD STONE

08.10.12 - 04.11.12

'TECHNICOLOUR YAWN'
CURATED BY: Nadim Samman
ARTISTS: STEVE BISHOP / ED FORNIELES / JAMES HOWARD / SHANA MOULTON / RYAN TRECARTIN

23.08.12 - 23.09.12

'MULTIPLE CHOICES'
ARTISTS: RICARDO BASBAUM / ANE HJORT GUTTU / MIHO SHIMIZU & OYVIND RENBERG (DANGER MUSEUM) / KATYA SANDER / ALEX VILLAR

22.06.12 - 15.07.12

'SPACEINVADER'
ARTISTS: KONSORTIUM: LARS BREUER / SEBASTIAN FREYTAG / GUIDO MÜNCH

address: 

22 George Place Stonehouse
PL13NY Plymouth 50° 22' 7.4496" N, 4° 9' 25.3656" W
GB

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2012

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Limbo

about: 

Limbo is an artist-led organisation based at the former electrical substation off Margate's High Street.

Limbo was set-up to create a resource supporting cultural development and experimentation in Thanet and beyond; providing affordable artist studios a gallery/project space and a programme of exhibitions, artist residencies, events and off-site projects.

Through its projects Limbo aims to create new points of reference or entry, through which challenging and unfamiliar ideas and methodologies can be experienced and discussed.

The project space at the Substation is the focal point for Limbo’s exhibition programme. It appears to be in transition: gallery lighting and whitened walls contrast with the imposing industrial structure of the room, where the transformers, rectifiers and switchgear once stood. Limbo takes inspiration from this aesthetic, aiming to bring different histories and practices together in one place.

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  • community interest company

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The Substation is centrally located in Margate, just off the High Street and a two-minute walk from the harbour. Margate is on the North East coast of Kent and just a two-hour ferry ride from France.

The building dates back to 1849, when it was apparently erected and functioning as coach house, stables, wash house and storehouse for Thomson and Son Brewers. In 1902 the property was sold for a mere £1,598.2s.9d to the Isle of Thanet Electric Tramways and Lighting Company and became part of a significant social and economic change, providing communication in the form of light, power and traction. High voltage alternating current from the generating station at nearby St Peters was passed through a series of step-down transformers and finally converted to DC using mercury arc rectifiers. This direct current was used to power an extended tramline and to provide lighting and domestic electricity for parts of Margate.

Use of DC for domestic consumers was unusual and potentially dangerous, but this spare capacity brought early access to electric power to the population of Margate. During the night the generators were shut down and a massive bank of batteries with “265 Tudor Cells” provided power for the early morning and late night trams, as well as for domestic lighting (the generators at St Peters were also shut down overnight). This arrangement lasted into the 1920s when demand for domestic and industrial power at night became too great. When the tramlines were finally closed down in the late 1930s the Substation continued to provide DC power to Dreamland amusement park until it converted to AC in the 1970s.

The substation equipment now sits outside at the front of the building in the space previously occupied by a lean-to veranda.

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Substation Project Space
2 Bilton Square High Street
CT9 1EE Margate 51° 23' 19.6476" N, 1° 22' 51.1932" E
GB

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  • private

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2006

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Two Queens

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Two Queens ,based in a former city centre Cash & Carry, is the collaboration of Vanilla Galleries and CUSP, two Leicester based groups of artists.

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  • other

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previously a Cash & Carry

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2 Queen Street
LE1 1QW Leicester 52° 38' 5.7192" N, 1° 7' 31.8972" W
GB

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2012

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Aid & Abet

Aid & Abet Gallery, Cambridge

about: 

Aid & Abet is an artist-led contemporary art space which supports artists to experiment, take risks and innovate as well as collaborate, engage and network.
Situated close to Cambridge Station in a former railway workshop, Aid & Abet is a production and presentation site for contemporary art that combines work, project, gallery and performance space allowing audiences and participants to engage with cross-disciplinary practices in both creative and critical ways.

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  • other

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Station Road
CB1 2TZ Cambridge 52° 11' 41.2872" N, 0° 8' 14.2296" E
GB

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  • open plan

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2011

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