How far in advance does Artspace plan exhibitions?
Artspace’s in-house curatorial team collaboratively develops the exhibition program approximately one to three years in advance.
How is Artspace funded?
Artspace is supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments; 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 also receives additional ongoing support through private benefaction and venue hire.
Can I get permission to use images?
If you require images for publication alongside a review or article, please contact the Communications Coordinator, Richard Phillips, with your enquiry.
How can I work at Artspace? Do you have an internship program?
If you would like to be kept informed about future employment opportunities at Artspace, we encourage you to join our mailing list. Employment opportunities will generally be advertised in our News section. Though we will occasionally engage volunteers and interns, these opportunities are not regularly available at Artspace.
Does Artspace have a membership program?
Artspace no longer facilitates a membership program. If you are interested in supporting Artspace, we have a number of newly developed programs for giving which you can read about here.
Do you have a volunteer program?
Artspace does not currently support a regular Volunteer Program. From time to time, Artspace will seek assistance from volunteers or interns in a project-based capacity.
How can I access Artspace's publications?
Artspace is currently in the process of digitising its entire publication record, which will be made available online through a new initiative called Open Source. Users may access select articles free of charge, or may opt to purchase full digital copies (as a PDF) or the original hardcopies. If you would like to remain informed about Open Source, please sign up to our mailing list.
Does Artspace sell art?
Artspace does not sell art works to the public. We present works which are either on loan from artists, other institutions or collections, or commissioned specifically for an exhibition.
Occasionally, Artspace will facilitate the sale of work to collecting institutions, however we do not retain proceeds from such transactions.
Are Artspace studios available for hire or rent?
Artspace studios are not available for hire or rent. If you are interested in space to host private events, we encourage you to contact the Deputy Director, Michelle Newton.
Artspace manages eleven studios, provided through two programs: One Year Studio Artists Program and the Residential Studio Program. Once a year, Artspace facilitates a call-out that is open to artists of all disciplines and at all stages of their career. This is a merit-based application system, which assesses artists’ past work, exhibition history, and the potential for creative development. Each year, seven artists are awarded a rent-free studio space through this program.
Can I propose an exhibition at Artspace?
The Artspace Program is principally developed in-house, and as such we do not accept unsolicited exhibition proposals from artists or their representatives. However, the Ideas Platform and the Artspace One Year Studios – both new 2015 initiatives - are open to application.
Each year Artspace, in partnership the Arts NSW, presents the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) which is open to application. Up to twelve artists are selected for a finalists' exhibition at Artspace, culminating in the selection of one winner who is awarded up to $30,000 to pursue local and international professional development opportunities.
Does Artspace have a permanent collection, and can I propose my work for acquisition?
Artspace is a non-collecting institution, and as such we do not maintain a permanent collection nor do we solicit proposals for acquisition from artists or their representatives.
Is Artspace available to hire for exhibitions?
Artspace is not available to hire for exhibitions, however we do often negotiate venue hiring arrangements for private events. If you would like to speak to us regarding venue hire, please contact Deputy Director, Michelle Newton.
Is Artspace available to hire for private events?
Yes, Artspace hosts a variety of private events, which can be accommodated in the ground floor galleries and/or our Level 2 Seminar Room. If you’re interested in hosting your event at Artspace, please contact the Development and Public Engagement Manager, Lola Pinder to discuss your proposal/requirements.
Can I take photographs in the gallery?
Artspace permits general photography without the use of flash or a tripod. If you wish to photograph or film work for publication or personal use, you will be required to seek copyright approval from the Communications Coordinator, Richard Phillips.
Artspace encourages the use of mobile devices to share your experience of our programs and space. Please use #ArtspaceSydney to tag your posts or share your story. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!
Do you have guided tours?
Though we do not conduct regular public tours, Artspace will often facilitate curator-led tours and artist talks for specific public programs related to our current exhibitions. We encourage you to contact us via email to arrange a visit. If you would like to remain informed about upcoming public programs, we encourage you to sign up to our mailing list.
Where is the closest parking to Artspace?
Though there is limited street parking available in the Woolloomooloo area, there are public car parks at both the Domain and Cook & Philip Park, both within short walking distance of Artspace.
Does Artspace run art classes?
Artspace is currently redeveloping its Education Program, however this will not incorporate instructional art classes.
We welcome school groups of all ages. If you would like to bring your class to Artspace, we encourage you to contact Curator Talia Linz in advance. Our curators will often be able to host you with a short tour and exhibition introduction.
Does Artspace charge for entry?
Admission to Artspace and its exhibitions is free.
Is Artspace wheelchair accessible?
The entrance to Artspace is easily accessible for wheelchairs, prams and buggies due to its ground floor location. There is lift access via Artspace to the first and second floors in the Gunnery Building.
Fully accessible male and female toilets with facilities for the disabled are located on the ground floor.