about

vision

Firstdraft is where the future of contemporary art emerges, through a program that is current, critical, ambitious, challenging and experimental.

purpose

Firstdraft is a national artist led organisation that creates an environment for artists to imagine the expanded possibilities of visual art practices.

Our sustainable model of governance allows us to champion risk and encourage ambition in a professional gallery context. With artists, curators and writers at our centre we foster a diversity of emerging and experimental practices, people and programs that epitomise excellence and contribute to a dynamic local and global discourse.

about

Located in the inner-city suburb of Woolloomooloo, a diverse and vibrant creative arts precinct, Firstdraft is positioned amongst some of the city’s foremost artistic and cultural institutions, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Artspace, as well as galleries such as Chalk Horse, Minerva and Alaska Projects, the City of Sydney William Street Creative Hub and Live Work Space initiatives. Together these organisations contribute to the culturally rich atmosphere of this emerging creative district.

  • Firstdraft, 2014. Photo: Zan Wimberley