Firstdraft13-17 Riley St, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia
Firstdraft is Australia’s premier space for emerging and experimental arts practice
Established in 1986, Firstdraft is Australia’s longest running artist-led organisation. Its longevity is testament to the sustained commitment of countless artists, writers, curators and arts professionals who have supported and exhibited at Firstdraft over the last four decades.
In 2014, Firstdraft commenced a new chapter, relocating to the City of Sydney’s Riley Street Depot, the organisation’s former studio complex. The redevelopment of the Depot saw the distinct triangular building transformed from a studio facility into a vibrant arts centre with four purpose built galleries, two studio spaces, a creative office and courtyard.
Our sustainable model of governance allows us to champion risk and encourage ambition in a professional gallery context. With creative practitioners positioned firmly 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.