Artspace

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Artspace Visual Arts Centre is a leading international residency-based contemporary art centre, housed in the historic Gunnery Building in Woolloomooloo fronting Sydney Harbour. Committed to the development of new ideas and practices in contemporary art and culture, since the early 1980s Artspace has been building a critical context for Australian and international artists, curators and writers.Prioritising the ideas and practices of artists, Artspace fosters the development of challenging new installation-based work, including projects in video, performance, sound, interactive and other forms of developing technologies. Through public program, education and publication activities Artspace explores critical contexts for contemporary art and encourages examination of the diverse social, political and visual processes that shape Australian culture within both regional and global frameworks.Each year Artspace presents around 20 gallery projects; hosts over 50 artist residencies; initiates a range of public program and education activities; and publishes ‘Column’, a regular Artspace periodical as well as cultural theory books and artist monographs.Artspace is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments, and is assisted by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.Artspace is a member of CAOs, the Australian Contemporary Arts Organisations network, and Res Artis, the International Association of Residential Art Centres.