Opening celebrations

Friday 15 Dec 5.30-10PM

Saturday 16 Dec 11AM-6PM

Image: DunnHillam Architects render of The Gunnery featuring artwork by Dennis Golding, Colouring Memory, 2023. Courtesy the artist

Image: DunnHillam Architects render of The Gunnery featuring artwork by Dennis Golding, Colouring Memory, 2023. Courtesy the artist

Opening celebrations at Artspace

Join us to celebrate the reopening of Artspace in our fully transformed building at The Gunnery. Our reopening weekend includes a range of free exhibitions, events and programs throughout the building on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December 2023.

See the full program below and book your free ticket.

Opening Weekend Program

Friday 15 December 2023

Welcome to Country with Uncle Chicka Madden
Official Opening and Ribbon Cutting, main Entrance on Forbes Street Plaza

Exhibitions and Artist Studios open
Jonathan Jones, untitled (transcriptions of country)
Debra Philips, LOUPE
Dennis Golding, Colouring Memory

Performance by Akala Newman

DJ set by Rosano Martinez


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Saturday 16 December 2023

In Conversation: Jonathan Jones on the cultural significance of Nicolas Baudin's voyage

In Conversation: Jonathan Jones and Yamane Fayed with collaborators from the Arts + Cultural Exchange Embroiderers Collective: Asana Abdul Azim, Rabia Azizi, Yamane Fayed, Lida Haydari, Shabnam Mukhi, Ayusha Prasad, Fariba Rahimi, Sharadha Sivaraman and Seethalakshmi Srinivasan

Book Launch: Jonathan Jones' untitled (transcriptions of country)

Floor Talk with Debra Philips, LOUPE, Ideas Platform

Panel Discussion: Artspace artist alumni
Moderated by Julie Rrap

Open Studios with Artspace’s 2024 One Year Studio Program artists:
Jack Ball, Brian Fuata, Julia Gutman, Jazz Money, Thea Anamara Perkins, Gemma Smith, Tina Havelock Stevens, Leyla Stevens, Latai Taumoepeau, David M Thomas

Our Learning Studio located on Level 1 will be a dedicated quiet zone for the duration of the Opening Weekend.

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Artspace acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters on which Artspace stands. We acknowledge and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their Elders, past and present, as the custodians of the world’s oldest continuous living culture.

Artspace is supported by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW. It is assisted by the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its principal arts funding and advisory body; and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. Artspace is a member of Contemporary Art Organisations Australia (CAOA).

The Gunnery redevelopment is proudly funded by the NSW Government through Create NSW.