5 Kent Street, Henley Beach SA


Next exhibition: August-September 2017

25-26 August, 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 September (ie open only Friday and Saturday)
Open 10am to 5pm
Opening event 25 August at 6pm

Makeda Duong · Stephanie Radok · Dawn Kanost · Sera Waters · The CWA


“I’m not Modersohn and I’m not Paula Becker anymore either. I am Me, and I hope to become Me more and more.”
Marie Darrieussecq, Being Here The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker, Text Publishing, pp 97-98, 2017



Here are some images of artroom5's permanent collection.

June exhibition
Photo: Michal Kluvanek

Artworks left to right:

Arlene Textaqueen
Did you get bitten (Raquel), Portrait of Raquel Ormella
, 2002

Texta on paper, masonite, Perspex
112 x 77 cm

Textanudes as she calls it, subverts the classical traditions and serves almost as a pastiche or parody of the salon nude, deconstructing and challenging the traditional model of how the female is translated into art. Entitled Did you get bitten?, TextaQueen portrays another artist Raquel Ormella, in a creative process that she labels a 'collaborative exchange’ contrasting to the traditional ways of producing a salon nude:
‘The essential complement of the lusty artist was the female model, who was never seen as a contributor in the production of an image, but only as a passive material to be posed and manipulated, subject to the transforming power of the artist’ 
How do women look? : the female nude in the work of Suzanne Valadon. / Betterton, Rosemary In: Feminist Review, Vol. 19, 03.1985

Helen Fuller
, 2006
Oil on canvas
103 x 152 cm

Katjarra Butler
Marapinti, 2010
Acrylic on canvas
121 x 120 cm


June exhibition

Kent Morris
Boonwurrung (St Kilda) - Rainbow Lorikeet
Cultural Reflections – Up Above Series 2 #4
Archival print on rag paper
100 x 150 cm
Edition of 5