CURRENT


Beacon Bureau at Roaming ROOM

4 April 2017 - 29 April 2017


OLIVIA BAX, CHRISTIE BROWN, ROBERT CERVERA, DUNHILL and O'BRIEN, INGER LISE HANSEN, CHARLES HEWLINGS, JOHN PLOWMAN, NICHOLAS POPE, HEATHER POWER, JELENA TOMASEVIC, ELI ZAFRAN

We are deliighted to have collaborated with John Plowman from Beacon Bureau to produce this exhibition in our building. ...
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NEWS


OUR STORY


24 Manchester Street, London W1U 4DJ (from December 2016)

Roaming ROOM is an art facility: we place contemporary art in dilapidated or unused buildings and invite artists to produce new works that act as creative antidotes, presenting projects that may not always be possible within commercial spaces.

We are inspired by a 'Fluxus' sensibility, collaborating with artists to instigate compelling imaginative experiments.

"Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether."
- Luis Buuel -

OUR HISTORY

R O O M opened in Bristol in 2002 where it formed the annexe of a newly built custom made house.

After four years it moved and opened temporarily on Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London, as FOUND Gallery.
In 2007 the name changed to R O O M London and it opened on Waterson st, Hoxton where it remained for for five years.
The initiative has now evolved and grown and Roaming ROOM opens its fourth Marylebone gallery space in December 2016.
Over the past four years we have established a relationship with the Portman Estate, which enables us to operate in different sites in Marylebone. This is a move away from conventional gallery spaces: the buildings are due for redevelopment, and therefore have a history, but are in a somewhat raw state.

Each space has been stripped of former domestic layers, to expose the interior architecture at its simplest, whilst retaining an idea of memory and atmosphere. Here we offer a challenge to artists to intervene or engage with the space, from architectural intervention, installation, film, and performance to other artistic disciplines.

Our latest building is at 24 Manchester Street, London W1U 4DJ, near to the Wallace Collection. It is a four storey Georgian House.



DISCUSSION EVENT INVITATION

WET+DRY an exchange
Friday 28 April 6.30pm
Roaming ROOM, 24 Manchester Street, W1U 4DJ

WET+DRY an exchange is a discussion event that takes as its starting point CONCRETE+CLAY the current exhibition at Roaming ROOM. Offering the potential for multifarious meanings within the context of the exhibition WET+DRY an exchange aims to tease out these strands of meanings from the viewpoint of the exhibiting artists, curators, and an architect.
https://beaconbureau.co.uk/projects/concrete-and-clay/

Please book your place here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wetdry-an-exchange-tickets-33587814056