PROJECT SPACE is a gallery that links prominent exemplars of practice-based research with Melbourne’s creative communities through a dynamic program of contemporary art projects. Housed in RMIT University's Building 94, we run a dynamic program of exhibitions and events from February to December.
SPARE ROOM is a gallery space adjacent to PROJECT SPACE in RMIT's Building 94. Both of these gallery programs are aligned such that exhibitions launch and run together and are often conceptually linked. SPARE ROOM acts as a small space for large ideas—it is a keyhole into a rich variety of potential conversations, from blue skies to deep dives.
Location: RMIT Bld 94 Lv 2 Rm 1, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton, VIC, 3053
Opening Hours (during exhibition periods): Monday & Tuesday by appointment only, Wednesday to Friday 10am - 5pm (Thursday open late until 8pm), Saturday 12 - 4pm
Artworks for exhibition at PROJECT SPACE and SPARE ROOM must consider the Occupational Health and Safety of gallery staff and patrons. This is the responsibility of exhibitors. Hazardous materials and risks must be considered and reported in advance such that a risk management plan can be formed. This includes manual handling issues of large or heavy artworks. Works which are to be moved into the gallery must have clearance of the building and gallery entranceways (max width 100cm, max height 210 cm, consideration of dimensions should take into account crating and moving equipment being used) and require appropriate moving equipment (i.e. adequate bed-sizes and load bearing capacity). RMIT has the right to refuse artworks which do not comply.
Thickness: approx. 18 mm
Fixings: Nails or screws can be used to attach lighter work to the wall. However, for heavier items (> 5kg) it is recommended to screw into wall-mates or some other wall plug.
Notes: There is a cavity behind the plasterboard after which is a concrete wall. This cavity is of variable depth. At its most shallow it’s approximately 10mm. This should be kept in mind when purchasing fixings to attach works to the wall.
Material: Polished concrete in PROJECT SPACE, painted concrete in SPARE ROOM
Notes: Any material attached to or left on the floor must be able to be removed at the end of the exhibition, leaving no damage to the floor or its finish. Exhibitors cannot drill into the floor.
Thickness: Approx. 18mm
Fixings: Small screws may be used in the ceiling. However, to hang works of any significant weight (eg. > 0.5 – 1 kg; a projector for example) it is recommended that a ceiling anchor (such as a toggle screw) be used. Loads over 5kg should be spread across multiple hanging points. For loads over 10kg, please consult with Gallery Staff.
Notes: There are metal and concrete structural supports as well as ventilation ducts and equipment for lighting which traverse the ceiling. Any installation which requires you to hang something from the ceiling must work around these fixtures. There are General Power Outlets located at various points in the ceiling.
The entire gallery is fitted with daylight fluorescent lights. Additionally, there are lighting tracks installed throughout the gallery, which allow for a number of different lighting options: spot (small area), flood (large area), wide flood (large wide area), wall wash (large wide area with diffuse boundaries; good for lighting an entire wall evenly), custom crop (barn door system allowing for precise lighting of an artwork). These lights are warm coloured.
Windows can be utilised for installation. However, this must not affect the tinting and must leave no mark upon de-installation.
SPARE ROOM Curtain
A curtain is available to help limit light bleed into SPARE ROOM.
Works with sound components must be at a decibel level that does not disrupt the activity of neighbouring spaces. Further, please note that sound from the Building 94 foyer space can bleed sound into the gallery during busy periods.
Exhibitors must ensure that any paints, sprays or aerosols utilised do not leak fumes into the Building 94 foyer. Any paints, sprays or aerosol use must consider proper extraction. Please consult with Gallery Staff.