Ill Fame is a project space, gallery, sometimes-residency and venue in Perth, WA. Housed in a 1920s late colonial cottage, it was restored as part of a squatted building initiative to transform derelict local structures. Stewarded by artists/curators Tore Zhang, Anna Schwarz, and evA l'Avasseur, our aim is to hold open a space for study, experimentation, and exhibition - particularly with regard to excavating legacies of Empire within the history of the arts.
We prioritize voices which are overlooked by dominant discourses.
Skeptical of the polis but engaged in its flows, we are sensitive and sensuous membranes.
We are a DIY, communal, free-to-use space. Our programming is carefully curated but our process is causal - space can be requested on the basis of availability by sending us an email descriptive of your intended project.
Our programme for Autumn 2019 includes exhibitions by local and international artists, salons, and performances. In particular we welcome works positioned at intersections of history, theatre, fashion, alternative pedagogy, poetry, and contemporary art. Our hearth hosts seasonal interventions, and we also host an ongoing micro-residency.
Ill Fame is located on stolen land and deals within corrupt legacies.