Elbowroom is a new concept for contemporary art in Wellington, a mobile exhibition space beginning with 'Nothing but Precious' on the corner of Webb and Torrens Streets. Bringing life to a long vacant space, the opening of this show was attended by over 100 people and this smart exhibition featuring work by Wendelien Bakker, Rebecca Fisher, James R Ford and Mary Whalley has gained lots of attention.
Elbowroom seeks to create unusual experiences and challenge viewers on what their perception of art is, while sparking their curiosity about the potential of art in transforming non-gallery spaces.
We wish to experiment with the model of our gallery to make it accessible and open to anyone. By introducing our audience to a range of unused spaces across Wellington City we aim to facilitate interesting dialogues through a mixed series of art exhibitions, workshops and other experimental 'happenings'.
Elbowroom looks to engage the community and create discussion around contemporary art practices and exhibition making, as well as offer to their artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work through curated exhibitions with strong conceptual context and high standards of presentation.