At The Vanishing Point (ATVP)
To provide a platform for contemporary art
and contemporary issues to be exhibited, conversed
upon and engaged with on
meaningful and accessible levels.
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
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 -
priority on sustainability, community building, audience development and
contemporary arts education.
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
whilst the upper level features the;
Outdoors - in the rear courtyard - ATVP
series of environmental
mural, created collaboratively by an invited
non-indigenous and culturally/linguistically diverse artist,
Project, a newly developed ongoing sustainability project featuring a
edible garden, water harvesting, worm farming and solar lighting.
Meanwhile, on the upper terrace of the King
Street shop-front, ATVP presents its
exhibition series of video
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;
Emerging Curator Mentorship Program (ECMP) group exhibitions,
Spotlight on Emerging & Local Artists
(SoELA) solo exhibitions (including the
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
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
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
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
from Newtown train station or 2 minutes from St. Peters station. The gallery is
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
government area in Australia' and has 'the
reputation for being a centre for new and
emerging independent artists'
ATVP Floor Plan: