Artspace's home since 1993, The Gunnery building, is currently being transformed into a landmark multi-platform contemporary art centre with expanded exhibition spaces, increased artist studios and greater connections to Woolloomooloo, the East Sydney precinct and Sydney Harbour Foreshore. During this period of redevelopment our expanded offsite program includes National and Regional Exhibition tours, International Partnerships and Co-commissions.
The Gunnery building is currently closed for redevelopment.
Artspace's office is temporarily located in B24 at National Art School (NAS), 156 Forbes St, Darlinghurst.
The transformation of The Gunnery building will directly support artists of all generations to realise ambitious projects and will increase Artspace's capacity to connect with audiences and communities locally, regionally, nationally, internationally and online.
Read more on The Gunnery building transformation here
Centre of the Centre is a major new commission that traces the origins of life and its regenerative forces, iterated through video, performance and sculpture. The exhibition was presented at Artspace, Sydney in 2019 and at The University of Queensland Art Museum in 2020-2021, before touring nationally from early 2021.
'Just Not Australian' presents work by Australian artists at the forefront of national debate and practice. This exhibition brings together 20 artists across generations and diverse cultural backgrounds to deal broadly with the origins and implications of contemporary Australian nationhood.
Montages: The Full Cut, 1999–2015 presents the full suite of 8 montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and collaborator Gary Hillberg. Presented together for the first time, the exhibition spans 16 years of the artist and editor’s collaborative practice and includes their most recent work, The Art (2015).
Ever changing, ever challenging, Artspace is where audiences encounter the artists and the ideas of our times.
We show our respect and acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.
We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and their descendants.