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Project space | Margaret Roberts - Store_Blp

Opening Event Saturday Apr 30th, 2-5pm
Exhibition from Apr 29th until May 15th
Open 11am - 5pm | Wed-Sun

Artist talks | Margaret Roberts, Sat May 7, 2-3pm

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'Store_Blp' is a new site-specific installation made at Articulate to work out relationships site specific artworks could have with their (live) site while the artworks are dormant (uninstalled). It has three main elements: the moveable material remnants of multiple site specific artworks; photographs showing them installed (available to visitors using their phones to access a website); and the site present firstly as the place of Articulate itself, and secondly as a floor drawing of a blp, which was used by its inventor, artist Richard Artschwager, as a pointer to ‘here’ to help us notice where we are. The plan is that the three interact over the duration of the exhibition—starting with the floor drawing storing the remnants, the remnants marking out the blp and the photos showing how components were mixed in the past. Essays speculating on blp usage will also available at the exhibition and via link:

'Store_Blp' is open 11am - 5pm Wed-Sun 29 April - 15 May 2022 or by arrangement by texting 0425277462. Opening event: Sat 30 April 2-5pm. Artist’s talk: Sat 7 May 2-3pm. Articulate project space is at 497 Parramatta Road Leichhardt 2040. Links to photographs showing the works installed can be found on .

'Store_Blp' is the latest in 30 years of making site-specific artworks. I realized my attraction to working with site specificity came from its advocacy for place through the role its artworks give to their own physical locations—making them models for how people can also value the places we live in. Actually it’s a model for the globalised Western culture in particular, as Indigenous cultures care for Country as a matter of course.

Blps do something similar to site-specificity because their inventor, artist Richard Artschwager discovered they help make us aware of the presence of the place that we share with the blp. Blps might also help with the documentation of site specific art by supplementing photography with an ambiguous sign for the presence of the places they are photos of. The next blp project is 'Wayout_Blp', planned for 2023 in Kandos, in the Central West of NSW. It invites residents of the Central West to lend an object they live with to lay out on the floor in a shape of a large blp to demonstrate their communal regard for ‘here’.

-Margaret Roberts, April 2022

Store_Blp has been supported by the National Art School 


COVID-Safe Measures:

Following the NSW Government’s relaxing of COVID-safe rules, there will be no check-in requirements. Wearing face masks is a personal choice, but we highly encourage you to when social distancing might be difficult. Please do not visit if you’re unwell or, if you have been instructed by health authorities to isolate or are a close contact of an identified COVID case.
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