The Space

window99 was an installation space in the window of 99 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. It was a not-for-profit, artist focused space, open 24 hours a day, everyday.

The Idea

window99 offer an alternative to exhibiting art within the white cube by moving the gallery into the public setting. This also provided artists with an opportunity to exhibit their work within a highly exposed, flexible window box for an affordable rate.

The New Venture

window99 has now resolved with a new space three doors up being the next venture for Marie and Leo. The new initiative is called Conduit Arts and continues the window99 and Rollerdoor Performance Space focus on bringing emerging artists, musician and performers together along with their audiences. Check out the new space at

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Ben Woods & Kiera Brew Kurec

Stick instincts will take up a studio in the installation space of window99 for the duration of April as part of Benjamin Woods’ Project for the Rights of Matter.

In his statement on Honesty, Wood’s notes, ‘this ongoing project tries to give matter a chance to be in-itself by attributing matter rights. It becomes problematic for a materiality-based practice when we notice matter could be deceiving us.’

Benjamin Woods works across action, documentation, writing, publication-making and process-based platforms. All of his research takes place within an expandable field of sculpture, concerned with matter, the body, and time. Benjamin is currently undertaking masters of research at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.

During the opening night Kiera Brew Kurec will perform her two-hour durational piece, asking the audience to Give Me a Shot in a game of Russian roulette involving vodka and a cap gun.

Kiera Brew Kurec has performed her works in numerous galleries across Melbourne and Berlin and has just completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours at Victorian College of the Arts.

Project for the Rights of Matter opens at window99 alongside Give Me a Shot at Rollerdoor Performance Space on Saturday the 9th of April from 6pm. The exhibition runs till the 7th of May. Window 99 is located at 99 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, one block North of Gertrude St.

Project for the Rights of Matter

Benjamin Woods
April 9th till May 7th

a note on honesty:
Allow me to disregard my materiality-based practice for one project. Honesty between you and me - while an intrinsically human capacity - could well be a breath of fresh air for a post-modern irony. Honesty has no method, no production, no proposition and no task for post-modernism to deny, and when it is so, we just seem to know. You cannot approach honesty with a 'method of honesty' because that would be contrived. At the same time, you cannot expect honesty of things. Therefore when we take on honesty as an idea for change/production, it is not by way of tactics or a conscious effort to move away from cynicism, but is simply there by way of its power as a human-generated non-human thing. This ongoing project tries to give matter a chance to be in-itself by attributing matter rights. It becomes problematic for materiality-based practice when we notice matter could be deceiving us. 

Burn Archetype

Dominic Kavanagh
March 12th till April 2nd

Burn Archetype is an installation that appropriates a particular agent of Ruination. An unlikely group of hapless and discarded materials find themselves plucked from their suburban surrounds. Modified and reassigned within the realms of an assemblage sculpture, they are further united when thrown into the flames of a fire. The remains of these once prosaic objects presently occupy the white interior of window99’s art space, where one can delight in their charred, sublime condition.  

Venetian Blinds

Llawella Lewis
March 12th till April 2nd

Llawella chose to recreate a Venetian Blind for its domestic relevance and the implications behind obscuring ones view through a window. The blinds are made by hand sewing architectural tracing paper together with polyester sewing thread. Together the process and quality of the medium transformed the blinds into something more. Upon hanging the blinds, the materials collapsed and distorted, creating abstractions within the structure.

Mind the fence, it's freshly painting

Leo Kavanagh & Marie Schoenmaker
March 12th till April 2nd

Mind the fence, it’s freshly painted is a still image of a moment when Marie and Leo decided to reclaim their front stoop. Their stoop is a hive of activity, frequented often by locals who can been seen drinking, talking and arguing their way through their days as well as the odd indiscriminate tagger who sees the front door as a good place to write their initials. They built a fence and installed it around their stoop. Unfortunately their effort to reclaim their territory is bound for failure, as they are unable to attach the fence to the pavement of the busy street.

Still Lives: Impressions of Suburbia

March 12th till April 2nd
Curated by Jessica O'Brien
Artists: Amy-Jo Jory, Salote Tawale, Warwick Baker, Glenn Sloggett, Irene Finkelde, Jasmine Fisher and Micha Couell