Paramodel, Pilot plan—p class architect office, 2009. Installation view at Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney, 2009. Photo: Silversalt
Artspace Visual Arts Centre is a leading international residency-based contemporary art center housed in the historic Gunnery Building in Woolloomooloo, Australia, fronting Sydney Harbour. The center is committed to the development of new ideas and practices in contemporary art and culture. It therefore prioritizes the ideas and practices of artists and fosters the development of challenging new installation-based work, including projects in video, performance, sound, interactive media, and other forms of developing technologies.
Through public programming, 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. The center, through an extensive range of partnerships with peer organizations across Australia and around the world, acts as a key generator of meaningful exchange between Australian artists and their overseas peers. Each year, it organizes up to twenty gallery projects, hosts more than fifty artist residencies, initiates a range of public programs and education activities, and publishes Column, a regular Artspace periodical, as well as cultural theory books and artist monographs.