firstdraft

public programs

Firstdraft’s public programs are a key strength of the organisation, giving audiences the critical tools to actively engage with the artwork the gallery presents and creating a discursive community. Combining artist talks, live performance nights and forums, these events contribute to the overall artistic vibrancy and diversity of our organisation.

public programs

Firstdraft’s public programs are a key strength of the organisation, giving audiences the critical tools to actively engage with the artwork the gallery presents and creating a discursive community. Combining artist talks, live performance nights and forums, these events contribute to the overall artistic vibrancy and diversity of our organisation.

On the last Thursday of each month Firstdraft hosts Artist Talks with the exhibiting artists and curators. These informal discussions are an opportunity for our audience to hear directly from the artists in our program, learning about the themes explored in their exhibitions and their practices more broadly.

Firstdraft’s Live Nights are one-off curated performance nights organised around a central theme. These evenings focus on sound, performance and time-based practice, which aren’t usually represented in our Exhibition Program. Our Live Nights curators transform all four gallery spaces and courtyard, capitalising on the unique premises Firstdraft.

Our Around the Outside events are creative research forums dedicated to fostering informal, non-institutional learning and creative criticality. Comprising talks, screenings, readings and discussions they create a platform for exploring current issues in contemporary art – bringing together artists, writers, academics and researchers to share and debate ideas.

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Images
 Angela Goh, performance at ‘Our Borgos Program’, 2015, Firstdraft Sydney, Photo Document Photography
Pablo Jones-Soler, Projection at ‘Rogue Agents’ curated by Auto Italia South East , 2017, Firstdraft Sydney
Eugene Choi, performance at ‘Our Borgos Program’, 2015, Firstdraft Sydney, Photo Document Photography
‘What Would A Feminist Methodology Sound Like?’ 2016, curated by frances barrett and danni zuvela Firstdraft, Sydney
’specifically speaking’, curated by David Capra, 2015 Firstdraft, Sydney
‘What Would A Feminist Methodology Sound Like?’ 2016, curated by frances barrett and danni zuvela Firstdraft, Sydney
‘Rogue Agents’ curated by Auto Italia South East , 2017, Firstdraft Sydney
Vincent Silk, speaking at Around the Outside #2: LOST, 2017, Firstdraft Sydney