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  • When2 June - 13 June, 2021
  • ArtistsRichard Long, Mary Miss, Mel Ramsden, Robert Rooney, Jackie Winsor
  • Courtesy ofCollection of Susan Taylor and Peter Jones (Spare Room 33)
  • WhereFront foyer, Drill Hall Gallery

Temporary exhibition of photography, performance documentation, exhibition ephemera and texts. 

Art collectors Susan Taylor and Peter Jones have a particular interest in early conceptual art practices of the 1960s and 1970s, especially as they relate to interventions in the landscape, inversions of the white-cube gallery space and other performative and text based practices which radically expanded the conceptions of what could be considered art in the late 20th Century — whereby, the primacy of the object of art was replaced with arguments about art, propositions, and ephemeral incidents.

Taylor and Jones occasionally present thematic exhibitions at their house-gallery under the name Spare Room 33, generously sharing with local audiences carefully selected displays of artworks, photographic documentation and exhibition ephemera from their private collection and archives.

In conjunction with Out of Place, curator Oscar Capezio and Peter Jones have selected significant early works made within Australia by artists Mel Ramsden and Robert Rooney, along with examples from the earth art movement by the prominent British artist Richard Long, and importantly, printed matter related to less well known American female artists Mary Miss and Jackie Windsor.

Courtesy the collection of Susan Taylor and Peter Jones (Spare Room 33).

Image: Art Forum, February 1974 – cover image: Jackie Winsor, Bound Square, 1972. wood and twine, 192 x 193 x 37 cm. Collection Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.