Performance Space is the crucible for risk-taking artists. Emerging 40 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.
Supporting artists for 40 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.
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