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

Monday, July 4, 2011

REhearse at WINDOW99 - September Call Out

WINDOW99 is seeking artists, musicians, dancers and performers for a unique SEPTEMBER EXHIBITION. For the month of September window99 will remove the window boxes to reveal the studio space behind. This space will then be open for artists, musician, dancers, performers and anyone else who would like to 'rehearse' their practice throughout the month, at any time, on any day, for as long as they like. This will create an ongoing performative work that will be witnessed by both artistic and public audiences alike.

Rehearsal dates are Saturday the 10th of September till October 1st.
Proposals due Friday July 8th

REhearse BRIEF

As history does inadvertently repeat itself, we familiarise ourselves with a cycle of behaviors and attitudes of our predecessors, contemporaries, and our current selves, which influence our present and future. This process is likened to a ‘rehearsal’ where we take on a ‘role’ or ‘persona’ to enact a ‘performance’ in the civic space.

The project will explore the idea of ‘rehearsal’ and how this can be influential on artistic practice. In this instance, window99 will become a ‘rehearsal’ space in which the synergy between the surrounding urban landscape, the artist and the site becomes material for the development of works to be created and presented on-site.


Artists are invited to present an act for rehearsal in the studio space, which for the month of September will be revealed through the removal of the window boxes that make up window99. The artists will then use the exposed studio as a 'rehearsal' space to enact and reenact their practice. This rehearsal process does not need to take the form of an object, although it can, but simply can be an act or movement repeated in the attempt to perfect the practice.
The artist fee if according to how many days/hours the artist would like to ‘rehearse’ at a rate of 25/day.


Due Friday July 8th.
More information can be found at the blogspot but please do not hesitate to call Marie (0403 668 237) before you submit your proposal to discuss any ideas, questions or to set up a time to see the space.

PLEASE INCLUDE in your proposal:

* Your details, email, ph, address, abn, website etc.
* A statement outlining your art practice and current direction
* An image and statement of a previous work that is indicative of your practice
* An outline of what aspect of your practice you would like to address during your rehearsals
* The specific days and hours you wish to 'rehearse'
* What/if any material or installation will be required for the 'rehearsal' and how much time is needed for bump in/bump out
* Whether the artist would like to reenact a final 'rehearsal' at the closing party (Venue TBC)

EMAIL proposals to

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  1. Be great if the neighbours which includes a nursing home were considered and practice be cancelled due to that fact.

  2. Would you like the traffic to be cancelled too? And the sound of birds? Isn't it annoying when vibrant inner city living is noisy sometimes?

  3. Well, you can't hear birds with that offensive noise coming from behind the roller door in Palmer Street.