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Artist Run Initiative

Firstdraft, Artist Run Initiative

First Draft was incorporated in 1985 as a non-profit, artist managed organisation and established in 1986 with seed funding from the Australia Council. Every two years a new group of directors is selected to administer First Draft. It is expected that the directors are themselves practising artists. The turnover of...

MOP, Artist Run Initiative

MOP is an artist-run initiative (ARI) that annually programs up to 35 exhibitions at its Chippendale gallery premises. A volunteer committee curates MOP’s programming based on an ever-growing pool of proposals and initiatives developed in-house. Since its inception in 2003, MOP's key programming rationale has been to act as a...

Tape Projects, Artist Run Initiative

Tape Projects (TAPR) is an affinity of artists with a curiosity for exploration, collaboration and learning. TAPR members work individually, in combination, or as a whole to facilitate contemporary and experimental practices both inside and outside the gallery. Working with artists and organisations both nationally and...

Wired Lab, Artist Run Initiative

The Wired Lab is an artist led organisation evolving interdisciplinary art practices in rural Australia. The Wired Lab creates opportunities for the research, production and presentation of projects that connect international and local artists with communities in new ways. The initiative's curated programs and projects involve...

Contemporary Sound Arts, Artist Run Initiative

  Contemporary Sound Arts was set up in 1991 to: create and promote a facility for critique, analysis, research and production in the area of sound, and to encourage and promote debate amongst practitioners, nationally and internationally

Lanfranchis, Artist Run Initiative

Established in 2002, Lanfranchi’s was an artist-run space located in Chippendale. Over a period of four years it ran as a dedicated studio and performance space for a...

Pelt, Artist Run Initiative

Unit 2, 46 Balfour Street ChippendaleDirectors:  Peter Blamey, Caleb Kelly and William Noble Pelt was a not-for-profit, artist-run gallery for emerging and establishedartists that ran from 2005 - 2008. Pelt provided a space for artists engaged in the broad area of sound and sound & visual practices.

Imperial Slacks, Artist Run Initiative

Imperial Slacks artist collective was formed in Sydney to continue the running of the renamed Herringbone Gallery as Imperial Slacks (2000-2002). A significant number of artists working with video were part of this collective, including Angelica Mesiti, Shaun Gladwell, The Kingpins, Wade Marynowsky, Michael Schiavello, Alex Davies and Monika Tichacek....

Serial Space, Artist Run Initiative

Running from 2007 – 2012, Serial Space was an artist run space dedicated to providing a platform for artists undertaking ambitious and experimental projects. Serial Space supported sound art, experimental music, electronic art, performance art and many other non traditional practices and mediums. The Serial Space...