About

Performance Space is Australia's leading organisation for the development and presentation of experimental art.

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'xhe' by Daniel Kok and Miho Shimizu, part of Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, 2018. Photograph by Heidrun Löhr.

ABOUT

Performance Space is the crucible for risk-taking artists. Emerging over 30 years ago in response to artists’ articulated desire to explore and investigate new forms of art, Performance Space has consistently identified, nurtured and presented new directions in contemporary practice. We champion risk, experimentation, and new modes of creative expression. Performance Space continues to evolve and renew to meet the needs of the independent sector and explore new models for developing and presenting the most critical and important new work.

"To find out what's really going on in the world, rather than turn on the news, I look to artists that are making socially and politically engaged work. This is why I like coming to Performance Space."

Cathy Kirkpatrick, audience member

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'Transformational Limbsyncer' by Dean Walsh, part of '30 Ways with Time and Space', 2013. Photograph by Heidrun Löhr.

HISTORY

Supporting artists for over 38 years, Performance Space was established in the early 1980s as a space for artists to explore contemporary performance practice at the cutting edge. Originally located at 199 Cleveland Street in Redfern, Performance Space was created by artists for artists as a space to explore practice driven by ideas and politics, an exploration of form as well as content. In 2007 Performance Space relocated to Carriageworks as an anchor-tenant of the multi-arts cultural precinct. Across the decades we've supported thousands of artists to develop ambitious new work and have shared this work with hundreds of thousands of audience members.

We're proud to forge the future of experimental art.

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'Benched' by Julie-Anne Long and Martin del Amo, part of Micro Parks, 2013. Photograph by Lucy Parakhina.

Team

Find out more about the individuals working hard behind the scenes to support the future of experimental art!

Our Team
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Betty Grumble performing at 'Day for Night', 2015. Photograph by Alex Davies.

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