Artspace is a vital site for the construction and transaction of contemporary art which generates ideas that invent and give meaning to the present and shape the future of Australian culture. By promoting a better understanding of contemporary art we give priority to visual arts research of the highest order that develops the codes, values and methods that create new cultural systems and structures. Artspace is a centre for experimentation that emphasises critical projects of national and international cultural significance. Artspace is committed to contemporary, theoretical and conceptual processes across media, technology, cultural politics, gender and ethnicity.
Artspace comprises of five large gallery spaces and twelve studios, and is internationally recognised for developing work and text that push the boundaries of experimental art practice and critical theory. For twenty years, Artspace has been building a critical context for national and international artists, curators, and writers, and advancing the theoretical reception of the constantly evolving discourse of contemporary art.
Artspace is an energetic centre where you can engage with and see provocative and stimulating exhibitions; be inspired by the new ideas presented in our lecture, symposia and conference programs; be shocked or entertained at confronting live performance actions; or buy the latest art journals and catalogues in our bookshop. The artists’ studios make Artspace a vibrant place where art, ideas, and discourse take place.
Former use : Gunnery Building
Location : city
Foundation year of the centre : 1984.
Infrastructures / Facilities
Artspace comprises of five large gallery spaces and twelve studios
Social and artistic disciplines
Artspace privileges the development of: conceptual and experimental installation and performance practices; video, interactive, multimedia, new technology practice; and the theoretical contextualisation of contemporary art and issues via our public programs and publishing activities.
Artspace is also a research centre that encourages and supports the examination of the diverse social and visual processes that have shaped Australian culture. Artspace is a non-commercial and non-collection based contemporary art space that initiates projects, and invites proposals from artists and curators, and collaborates with a range of institutions.