Words: Erin Irwin
Following The Gunnery’s massive transformation over the last 3 years, Artspace has now increased its One Year Studio Program to bestow 10 artists with free studio space for a year. Of 174 applicants, a diverse and ambitious selection of artists has been chosen to take advantage of the new, state-of-the-art space.
2024 will see artists Jack Ball, Latai Taumoepeau, Jazz Money, Thea Anamara Perkins, Leyla Stevens, Brian Fuata, Julia Gutman, Gemma Smith, David M Thomas and Tina Havelock Stevens take up residence at Artspace.
“The One Year Studio Program is of international calibre and this community of artists represent an extraordinary breadth and approach of practice”, states Artspace Executive Director Alexie Glass-Kantor, “building on the foundations of this Program, it’s exciting to envision a future generation of artists with completely transformed and expanded studios”.
With a 35-year lease now locked in for the space, the Program will see 350 artists receive support over the coming years, and The Gunnery will prove a hub for artistic innovation. In Glass-Kantor’s words, “this is the beginning of a remarkable moment for the artistic community”.
This year’s artists were selected by the team at Artspace, alongside Artspace Board member Amanda Love, artist and Artspace Board Member Mikala Dwyer, and Assistant Curator of Contemporary Australian Art at the Art Gallery New South Wales Johanna Bear.
This article was posted 27 October 2023.
Image: Artist Studio, Artspace, Sydney, 2023. Photo: Katherine Lu. Courtesy: Artspace and Dunnhillam Architects.