New South Wales
A 20 square metre former hair salon has been converted to an intimate gallery space on an exceptionally modest budget. With no budget to relocate existing plumbing on the rear wall and a bathroom door taking up valuable wall space, as well as a visible wedge of concrete from the stair to the apartment above, a simple strategy of concealment was adopted in the form of a full width pivoting wall across the rear of the space. Located 250mm off the rear wall, not only does it conceal the plumbing, concrete stair and bathroom door but it provides a shallow storage space for artworks or packaging as well as allowing additional hanging space for artwork on the rear of the wall. A single window to the street provided an opportunity to integrate a fold down desk that doubles as a window shutter.