Stephen Bram, Tony Clark, Marco Fusinato, Kerrie Poliness, Callum Morton, John Nixon, Rose Nolan, Kathy Temin
Store 5

Installation view
, 2005

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a historical and contemporary exhibition of 31 artists and writers

Store 5 is… a double-take; reconvening the artist-run-space coordinated by Gary Wilson, which from April 1989 to December 1993 produced 150 exhibitions – many on view for just one day.

Store 5 offered a group of young artists the opportunity to show their work on regular basis, to test and unfold ideas in a rigorous yet supportive environment, one which celebrated modernism and abstraction, one that recognised the role of architecture in art, the need to experiment with the conditions of exhibitions and collaborate with other, like-minded, artists and galleries, locally and nationally.

In preparing this exhibition I was interested to know how this group of artists chose to recollect this early experience. How one of the founders could change the leading question Store 5 was to Store 5, how the core group could retain the confident momentum of the present tense.

Drawing on the dynamic of the artist-run-space, artists who had shown at Store 5 were asked to address this question with a short text for a catalogue it could be short, long, formal, anecdotal or contradictory – and propose one or two art works, preferably one shown at Store 5, and one reflecting current practice, demonstrating in many instances the continuity or legacy of Store 5. Three writers associated or familiar with the art space were also asked to contribute a piece that reflected their thoughts then and now. Unlike a formal academic history or museum survey this could be an artist’s history or story.

Participants include: Gary Wilson, Kerrie Poliness, Melinda Harper, Stephen Bram, John Nixon, Rose Nolan, Anne Marie May, Gail Hastings, Kathy Temin, Constanze Zikos, Diena Georgetti, Bronwyn Clark-Coolee, Andrew Hurle, Tony Clark, Sandra Bridie, Callum Morton, Fiona Macdonald, Carolyn Barnes, Marco Fusinato, John Barbour, Sue Cramer, Aleks Danko, Eugene Carchesio, Shelley Lasica, Stephen Bambury, A.D.S. Donaldson, Vicente Butron, David O’Halloran, Elizabeth Newman, Ben Curnow, Kate Daw.

This exhibition will occupy the entire gallery, opening Saturday, 19th March, between 1 and 4pm, with informal floor talks given by Dr. Carolyn Barnes and Robyn McKenzie – other participants are welcome to contribute on the day. The exhibition will run until 30 April 2005.

Deborah Hennessy (Curator)

Tony Clark

Untitled
, 2002
acrylic on canvas
105 x 255 cm

Marco Fusinato

drawings for 0_SYNAESTHESIA EDITIONS: SYN013 -016, 2005 0_SYNAESTHESIA EDITIONS: SYN013 -016
, 2005
Ink on drafting film, framed, and vinyl and cardboard
80 x 60cm each, 30cm diameter each

Kathy Temin

Untitled, Bear Sleeping in a Vasarelly
, 1991
Synthetic fur on masonite
88.5 x 76 cm

Kathy Temin

Auditions for a pair of Koalas (Blue)
, 2002
Pegasus print mounted to aluminum
Set of 12; 51 x 76 cm each
Edition of 10, 2AP s

Kerrie Poliness

Pavillion
, 1994
Enamel on masonite 6 parts
Dimensions variable

Kerrie Poliness

Untitled
, 2005
Acrylic and enamel on canvas
122 x 91 cm

Marco Fusinato

page from the RED BLOCK
, 1993
Electrostatic print on paper
29.7 x 21 cm

Stephen Bram

Untitled (Two Point Perspective)
, 2005
Acrylic on canvas
210.5 x 278 cm

Stephen Bram

Untitled (Two Point Perspective)
, 1988
Oil and acrylic on linen
38 x 28 cm

Callum Morton

Untitled
, 1992
Texta and pencil on paper
75 x 57.5 cm

Callum Morton

Tomorrow Land from the series Tomorrow Land
, 2004
Digital print
Image size: 94.9 x 170 cm frame size: 115 x 189.5 cm
Edition of 12, 4APs

John Nixon

White + Ochre Cross
, 1989
Enamel and acrylic on plywood
36 x 28 cm
Silver Monochrome
, 2004
Enamel on MDF
90 x 60 cm

Rose Nolan

It’s Not Good To Worry About Space (red on white version)
, 2005
Oil paint on hessian
375 x 16 cm

Rose Nolan

Impure Thoughts
, 1991
Enamel spray paint, wood and tin, 33 parts
Dimensions variable