18 Sep 2015 – 27 Sep 2015
Screen Space is a not-for-profit independent gallery located in Melbourne that opened in 2010. As the name suggests, the gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of art that uses screen-based technology or incorporates the projected or moving image, or work in any media that engages directly with screen culture. Screen Space has developed its artistic programming, architectural space and organisational structure in order to meet this specific curatorial goal. The gallery has always been rent-free and does not charge for use of the space by artists or curators.
While our permanently installed ‘Small Screen’ monitors allow for a continuous program of single channel works, the gallery is not a screening room, nor a ‘black box’, and our main spaces are particularly focused on installation, multi-channel and works that extend screen-based practice in innovative ways. Having expanded in 2014 to a second gallery space, we now occupy an entire 19th century warehouse in one of Melbourne’s iconic CBD laneways.
The gallery aims to combine local and international, established and emerging artists at the forefront of moving image practice. Previous exhibitions have included Scott Morrison, John Gerrard, Grant Stevens, Megan Cope, Patricia Piccinini, Jordan Crandall, Peter Alwast, Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine, Victor Burgin, Amie Siegel, Kelly Richardson, Squaretangle and Nicolas Moulin, among many others.
Screen Space also continues to pursue partnerships with other not-for-profit galleries and organisations, and in the past has collaborated with the Melbourne Festival, Next Wave, Swinburne University, Level ARI, The Australian Thai Artist Interchange, Boxcopy, Channels: Australian Video Art Festival, and Careof (Milan), among others.
The gallery regularly publishes catalogues, and critical discourse is crucial to the space. All catalogues are available in print form or free pdf.
The gallery is co-directed by founders Simone Hine, an artist, and Kyle Weise, a writer.