A Refit of an existing warehouse into a gallery. KALIMANRAWLINS is the merging of Melbourne’s Uplands Gallery, Jarrod and Tara Rawlins with Vasili Kaliman, formerly of Kaliman Gallery in Sydney. The base shell of the building is retained and abstracted with a minimal palette of materials reducing visual clutter. The architecture is seen as recessive and non competitive with the artworks. Storage and crawl spaces are utilised as spatial dividers.
The entrance reflects the industrial exterior and context, refined into a smooth patterned armour. Ben Gilbert, Agency of Sculpture, pushed his formidable steel working talents into architectural features such as the glazed pivot entry door and hand crafted the steel entry walls.