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 Contemporary Art
  At The Vanishing Point - Contemporary Art Inc.
565 King Street
(02) 9519 2340
0430 083 364
Gallery Hours:
Thursday - Sunday

At The Vanishing Point (ATVP) est.2007.


ATVP Mission:


To provide a platform for contemporary art and contemporary issues to be exhibited, conversed

upon and engaged with on meaningful and accessible levels.



ATVP Outline:


At The Vanishing Point (ATVP) - est.2007 - is a leading arts organisation and cultural environment

at the epicentre of Marrickville's dynamic artist-run-initiative district in Sydney's inner-west.


Coordinated by a dedicated volunteer team of Co-Directors - local emerging artists, early career

arts professionals and art lovers alike, ATVP encourages engagement and critical discussion - by

artists, curators and audiences - in contemporary discourse in-around-and-between; art, culture,

environment, community, ecology, philosophy and politics.


Through initiatives that are dynamic, innovative, interactive, thought provoking and engaging -

and with its unique approach and support of Indigenous and culturally diverse emerging artists

and curators - ATVP presents a creative program of exhibitions and projects that provide unique

opportunities and experiences for a diverse cross-section of emerging; artists, artistic practices,

curators and arts professionals.


Coinciding a passionate focus on nurturing professional early-career development, ATVP has a

committed focus on developing and showcasing a sustainable ARI model & local arts community -

placing utmost priority on sustainability, community building, audience development and

contemporary arts education.



ATVP Program:


With 5 years of ongoing program delivery, ATVP's creative initiatives and exhibition platforms

have developed robustly and steadily since 2007. Recent additions in dedicated exhibition space

and the gallery's Eco-Garden Project has set up the gallery as a veritable house of art,

environment and culture - inside and out.


Indoors, exhibitions are presented over two levels of exhibition space. The ground floor consists of


  • Shopfront Gallery
  • Centre Gallery
  • and Project(ion) Gallery


whilst the upper level features the;

  • Starewell Gallery
  • & Gallery 4.5


Outdoors - in the rear courtyard - ATVP presents its;

  • Sound-Garden series of environmental sound sculpture,
  • Cross-Cultural Collaborative, an annual mural, created collaboratively by an invited
    indigenous, non-indigenous and culturally/linguistically diverse artist,
  • Eco-Garden Project, a newly developed ongoing sustainability project featuring a
    medicinal/ edible garden, water harvesting, worm farming and solar lighting.


Meanwhile, on the upper terrace of the King Street shop-front, ATVP presents its

  • Video Window exhibition series of video art.



ATVP's exhibition program consists of 12 x 4-week exhibition periods, plus the gallery's annual

Demo Sale exhibition/auction rounding out the year. Exhibitions in the ground floor, upper level,

Sound-Garden and Video Window exhibition spaces change over concurrently.


The Video Window and Sound-Garden series', and the upper level gallery spaces feature a total of

12 solo and group exhibitions each, selected by ATVP's team of Co-Directors from exhibition

proposals submitted to the gallery.


The ground floor gallery program features;

  • 6 Emerging Curator Mentorship Program (ECMP) group exhibitions,
  • 6 Spotlight on Emerging & Local Artists   (SoELA) solo exhibitions (including the
    Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize winner's exhibition).

Partnerships & Community Building:


ATVP places high value on community development and artistic and creative partnerships and is

continuing to foster such relationships within its current and future programs.


In 2012-2013 ATVP will continue to develop and foster expansion of the Marrickville ARI Alliance,

which it is now initiating, in partnership in 2012.


In 2007 ATVP initiated the annual Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize. Now in its 6th year,

Marrickville Council has an ongoing annual commitment for this project to the value of $5000 and

offers its Chrissie Cotter Gallery for the exhibition venue.


ATVP also co-produces Novemberism, with Pedro TV, an annual music-video festival and prize for

video artists and unsigned musicians.


ATVP takes part annually in such events as; Art Month Sydney, Head On Photo Festival and The

Sydney Fringe Festival, and bi-annually in the Marrickville Open Studio Trail (MOST).


ATVP initiated artCYCLE in 2010 (now artCYCLE Inc.) and organizes in partnership, regular social

guided tours, by bicycle, of gallery spaces, artist studios, public art and art events in and around Sydney.


ATVP is also proud to have initiated the debut Sydney Caravan Slam, a monthly

nomadic performance poetry event.


ATVP is also a committed participant in local, state and federal environmental sustainability

programmes. The gallery is a member of Target Sustainability Marrickville and became one of the

first galleries nationally to change to an energy efficient LED gallery lighting system.



ATVP Location:


The gallery is located on busy King Street Newtown, the heart and iconic cultural, shopping and

cafe district of Sydney's Inner West. The premises are on the south end of King Street, 10 minutes

walk from Newtown train station or 2 minutes from St. Peters station. The gallery is housed in

an early twentieth century terrace amongst the heritage valued late 19th and early 20th century

terraces that line the famous street.


'The area contains one of the highest percentages of artists, cultural workers and arts industries of

any local government area in Australia' and has 'the reputation for being a centre for new and

emerging independent artists' (


ATVP Floor Plan:

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*please click on thumbnail images to enlarge throughout this site.  c.  2007-2013