The Yellow House was the former Clune Art Gallery at 57-59 Macleay Street, Pott’s Point, Sydney. It was taken over by artist Martin Sharp for an exhibition and performance space in 1970 and became known as the Martin Sharp Gallery for a brief period. During 1969, whilst in London, both Sharp and film maker Albie Thoms had canvassed the idea of setting up an artist community, based on Vincent van Gogh’s Yellow House project at Arles in the 1880s. The Martin Sharp Gallery was subsequently transformed into the Yellow House. It operated as such through to early 1973, with the involvement of major Sydney-based artists and performers. Exhibitions were held, along with film screenings and musical performances. The rooms were painted and decorated by over 300 artists. Material in this gallery has been sourced frorm the UOW Library Roger Foley Collection, the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive, Sam Bienstock and the photographer Greg Weight.
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