The Yellow House Residency
52—57 Macleay St, Potts Point, NSW, Australia
In 2016, the Australian Art Quartet began a three-year residency at the historic Yellow House Gallery in Sydney’s Potts Point.
From 1970 to 1972 the Yellow House was an artists' collective, established by artist Martin Sharp. The model for Sharp's project was Vincent Van Gogh's Yellow House at Arles and Van Gogh's unrealised dream of establishing an artists' community there.
Artists such as Brett Whiteley, George Gittoes, Bruce Goold, Peter Weir, Philip Noyce, Alby Thoms, Aggie Read and more collaborated and displayed work at the Yellow House ranging from paintings to sculptures, films and interactive art projects. The collective changed the face of Potts Points, bringing a more bohemian feeling to it, which remains to this day.
Artistic Director James Beck has drawn inspiration from this legacy, creating programs that explore the boundaries of truly intimate and experimental live performance.