RAUM Gallery is a recent edition to Camberwell, the space being previously occupied by The Student’s Union office. We spoke with Gallery Coordinators Anthi Evangelou and Donald Takeshati-Guy to find out more about RAUM Gallery and one of it’s recent exhibitions, ‘Up Up & Away: Shortlisted Foundation Diploma Students’.
RAUM Gallery is an artist run project space that collaborates with students and emerging artists to provide an area of exchange inside the realms of the University of the Arts environment. RAUM – (the German word for space), is described by Martin Heidegger as a “happening, a taking place”. In Building Dwelling Thinking, Heidegger states that, “only something that is itself a location can make space for a site. The location is not already there before the bridge is. Therefore, a space is something that has been spaced, or made room for.”
RAUM Gallery attempts to challenge these happenings and make us think about space by allowing a constant changing programme of exhibitions, experimental projects and performance events to take place. Its uniqueness is described by its small scale and unusual form. It enables us to think of space as an event of exchange, an occurrence of social importance that encourages dialogue between students, staff and artworks.
Until now we have managed to do several exhibitions achieving its goal of creating dialogue between students from different colleges across UAL. In early May RAUM Gallery invited a selection of students from Foundation Diploma in Art and Design to exhibit pieces from their final show. A prize was awarded to Foundation student Madeline Robinson from the painting pathway.
RAUM Gallery shared a video and images of ‘Up Up & Away’ with us from the Private View.
RAUM Gallery is open for new applicants or proposals for potential shows in the future. If you would like to submit some work for consideration or a concept for an exhibition, please send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) including the following:
1. Title of work
2. Size and requirements & medium
3. Description of work/concept
4. Photograph of current or previous work
5. Artist statement including details of course /year you’re studying at UAL
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