WHAT IS ROAMING ROOM?

Roaming Room is an art space: we place contemporary art in dilapidated or unused buildings and invite artists to produce new works contextualised by the architecture, giving them the opportunity to present unusual imaginative projects.We are inspired by a 'Fluxus' sensibility, collaborating with artists to instigate compelling inspiring experiments.

OUR HISTORY

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

The initiative has now evolved and grown to become Roaming Room, recently operating in Marylebone.

This is a move away from conventional gallery spaces. Our buildings are dormant, frequently in a raw state or due for redevelopment, and therefore have a history.

Each space has been stripped of former layers, to expose the interior architecture at it’s 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, performance and other artistic disciplines.

WHY IS IT MORE INTERESTING TO PUT CONTEMPORARY ART IN DILAPIDATED BUILDINGS, THAN TRADITIONAL WHITE CUBE GALLERIES?