Join us this Friday and Saturday for our closing event at The Outback Art House!

Join us this Friday and Saturday for our closing event at The Outback Art House!

If you missed the opening night don’t despair! Catch up with The Outback Art House here!

Self Service, Friday 8th February at 7pm
 
Curated by Rachel Fox, Romford Contemporary Arts Programme brings you an evening of live performance art, featuring Meadhbh Boyd, James Gardiner, Lucy Hodgkiss, Emma Lloyd and Jojo Townsend. Left empty and abandoned the former Outback Steak House has become a temporary home for Romford Contemporary Arts Programme. Over a month long period local students, artists and designers come together to occupy the former Outback Steakhouse, now transformed into The Outback Art House. Self Service explores the dichot…omy between the word outback, often used to describe remote or sparsely populated areas and the location of the restaurant, a busy shopping centre. Still set up like a restaurant but devoid of people, the Outback Steak House has become the embodiment of the word; a living relic or a memory of what once was. The performances within the exhibition reference the idea of past and place, memory and relic; inviting us to look at the old and the new, transition and transformation of a place and within our lives.
Self Service, Friday 8th February at 7pm
 
Curated by Rachel Fox, Romford Contemporary Arts Programme brings you an evening of live performance art, featuring Meadhbh Boyd, James Gardiner, Lucy Hodgkiss, Emma Lloyd and Jojo Townsend.

Left empty and abandoned the former Outback Steak House has become a temporary home for Romford Contemporary Arts Programme. Over a month long period local students, artists and designers come together to occupy the former Outback Steakhouse, now transformed into The Outback Art House.

Self Service explores the dichotomy between the word outback, often used to describe remote or sparsely populated areas and the location of the restaurant, a busy shopping centre. Still set up like a restaurant but devoid of people, the Outback Steak House has become the embodiment of the word; a living relic or a memory of what once was.

The performances within the exhibition reference the idea of past and place, memory and relic; inviting us to look at the old and the new, transition and transformation of a place and within our lives.

We had a great evening eating lots of popcorn, watching a variety of weird and wonderful films! Check out the programme below…

THE AFTERHOURS PROGRAMME

I’ll be loving you (3.34) 2011 - Directed by Joshua Osborne 
Batteries Not Included (5.21) 2011 -Made by Allie Litherland

Imagine a World Leader (2.57) 2012 - Made byDashnDem

The Requiem (7.18) 2013 - Directed by Shelbie Wark

Princess Disease (4.47) 2012 - Made by Edmund Goubert

BREAK

60 minute Art Over (9.21) 2013 - Starring and directed by the NO Collective

Game Addiction (2.53) 2010 -Made by Reiss Cleal

Traum (5.07)2011 -Made by Edmund Goubert

Timothy Everest (3.20) 2011 - Directed by Joshua Osborne

Golden Bohemian (7.36)2012 -Directed by Rhiannon Faith

The Outback Art House Opening Night

So the big day came! On the 17th of January at 19:00 we opened the space for public view, this was the chance for all artists and designers to show their work and get feedback from the audience. It was amazing!!!! We had an open bar and over 370 people came to the opening night! We also had a group of waiters and waitresses offering guided tours around the space for those who weren’t sure what the project was about. It was good and exciting! Those who didn’t come missed out! 

The Outback Art House Opening Night

The Outback Art House - Day 5 

Today was more of a relaxed day, no workshops, just everyone working on the final touches of their art pieces and I’m happy to say that everyone’s work looks absolutely incredible and their ideas came across really well through their work.

We also had a little surprise today… a photographer from the “yellow advertiser” came along to see the space and take some pictures of the students! Very exciting!!! Soon our faces will be on the papers and on the website! This is a great opportunity for us ‘The Outback Art House Team’ to advertise our exhibition and get people to come and join us on this amazing event where the project will showcase upcoming artists and amazing art works.  

The Outback Art House - Day 5 

The 60 Minute Make Over!!!!!!!!!!!!

The time has come, today after our progressive ‘Curating Space’ workshop and when everyone decided where to place their art work, we were challenged to curate The Outback Art House exhibition in just 60 minutes! It was crazy!! Everyone was running around and trying so hard to get everything done in time, well… the film crew who was interviewing us did distract us a little bit, but it was great fun! everyone was working together and just excited to get everything done!