The Wandering Room & [Q]ARI


Artist-Run Initiative



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The Wandering Room is a nomadic Artist Run Initiative based in Melbourne, Australia. We like rolling like dough.


Past Brisbane, now Melbourne


Nomadic Artist-Run


new sites + new audiences = new art

The Wandering Room is an artist-run-initiative that has taken on various forms. Originally set up by David Creed, Angela Rossitto and Sarah Werkmeister in 2007, the group has worked as artist collaborators, project devisors and program curators. Activities have included residencies in Brisbane and overseas, exhibitions in regional Queensland and interstate in both gallery and ‘beyond the gallery’ contexts. In the past they have undertaken residencies at 99 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane; the Ryan Renshaw Gallery window space; Grey Street, South Bank; and within a child’s dollhouse.

A busy 2013 involved exhibitions at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Fish Lane Studios, Griffith University Art Gallery and Development AIR in Auckland. In 2014, the floating concept that is The Wandering Room is now comprised of David and Angela.


[Q]ARI is an exhibition capturing a snapshot in time of the vibrant and active Artist Run Initiatives currently in Queensland. The first installment of this exhibition will be launched at the first Sydney Contemporary Art Fair in September 2013 followed by the second instalment at Griffith University Art Gallery.

For the [Q]-ARI project at Griffith University Art Gallery David Creed, Angela Rossitto and Sarah Werkmeister of The Wandering Room extended upon the work shown in Sydney. In the third room of the gallery, video from around Brisbane and The Sydney Contemporary Art Fair was projected on to three walls to create a wondrous space.

Exhibition curated by Naomi Evans and Pia Robinson.

This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Supported by Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane.