Firstdraft supports the development of emerging and experimental artistic practice through a diverse and inclusive range of programs. Through our programs we deliver and foster professional development for a wide range of creative practitioners. Through Exhibition, Curatorial, Public, Studio, Writing and internal programming, Firstdraft develops and plays host to a exciting and engaging series of programs.

With an biannual callout for applicatons the exhibition program aims to profile an exciting cross-section of emerging artistic practice and experimentation. Exhibition proposals for Firstdraft’s galleries are invited from individuals and groups of artists locally, nationally and internationally. Wherever possible, we seek to provide paid opportunities and affordable space for artists to develop and present work at all stages of their careers.

exhibition program

public programs

studio program

emerging curators’ program

writers’ program

  • A Temporary Wriggle curated by Georgie Meagher, featuring Seth Birchall, Criena Court, Will French, KK+JLD, Clare Milledge, Sam Wickham and Public Movement, 2014. Image Credit: Zan Wimberley