East Row Museum

You Are Here festival, 18 - 22 March 2015

Housed in the You Are Here festival hub space, this temporary museum invited curators (artists, writers, teachers, ‘outsiders’ etc.) to contribute a collection that playfully subverted the museum space. Curators were asked: what happens when fiction becomes part of the way we document history? How can collections be used as a tool for storytelling?

Audiences enjoyed a complimentary audio tour around the museum as they viewed collections from half-remembered mementos of motherhood to objects salvaged from time travel to a forgotten 90s sludge pop band. They could then add their own stories to exhibits in the collection while they visited (see some examples below). You can find out more about East Row Museum here.

Curators: Hannah Bath and Chris Carmody; Vanessa Berry; The Sculptural Collective: Tom Buckland, Corri Hakaraia, Janet Ranken, Rebecca Selleck and Sian Watson; Lucy Caldwelll; Oscar Capezio and Naomi Xeros; Chiara Grassia; Peter Jones and Susan Taylor;  Zid Mancenido; Frances Staden; and Ellen Wignell.

Director: Yasmin Masri

Exhibition design: Julia Johnson

Audio tour: Farz Edraki

Project developed as rip publishing.


Examples of audience contributions to East Row Museum