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AirSpace Projects

Acknowledgment of Country

We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which AirSpace Projects stands today, the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora Nation. We would like to pay our respects to their Elders, past and present. We would also like to acknowledge all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who come to the gallery to participate in its program of exhibitions and events.

AirSpace Projects was an independent art space in Marrickville Sydney that was established and directed by artists Sally Clarke and Brenda Factor from 2014-2017. Toward the end of 2017 the gallery was incorporated into a not-for-profit association, AIRspace Project Inc, so that the space could refresh its strategy and energy and continue to support artists. The space continues to be focused on cross-cultural, inter-generational and cross-disciplinary practices. Ant enquiries about their current operations should be directed toward the current committee who can be contacted through AIRspace Projects Inc

From February 2014 to November 2017, AirSpace Projects was dedicated to exhibition and curatorial ideas from both emerging and established local, national and international practitioners who made ambitious, inspiring and inventive contributions to art processes and discourses. We pursued both solo and thematically curated exhibitions to extend and deepen an understanding of artistic practice while facilitating an exploration of art and its relationship to the world. AirSpace Projects ran parallel events and performances as a way of bringing together a number of practices and discourses at any one time.

AIRspace Projects Inc will continue to build the good reputation established by its independent self. It will continue to grow and expand under the new committee structure.

The information below provides an historical document of the philosophy and operational details of the gallery while it operated at a private concern. We have maintained the exhibition pages and will continue to update and improve their presentation so that the site remains a valuable research resource.

About (historical)

Airspace Projects is an independent exhibition space in Marrickville, Sydney, run and programmed by Sally Clarke, artist and former College of Fine Arts, UNSW, lecturer  and Brenda Factor, artist and director of the adjoining SquarePeg Studios. AirSpace Projects houses four exhibition spaces of varying sizes as well as an outdoor residency project space in a warehouse environment. We also have a really cool basement space for classes, workshops or seminars. People love the space!

AirSpace Projects is dedicated to exhibition and curatorial ideas from both established and emerging local, national and international practitioners who make ambitious, inspiring and inventive contributions to art processes and discourses. We aim to pursue both solo and thematically curated exhibitions to extend and deepen an understanding of artistic practice while facilitating a critical exploration of art and its relationship to the ever-changing world around us.

AirSpace Projects runs parallel events and performances as a way of bringing together a number of practices, activities and discourses at any one time. AirSpace Projects looks forward to continued growth and also aim to extend its activities to site-specific locations and participation in exchanges and residencies.

We are always open to hearing your ideas as to how our space can be used to artistic ends and to receiving exhibition, workshop and seminar proposals. This way we aim to keep AirSpace Projects dynamic and responsive to the arts community and its supporters.

Occasionally we will run workshops and events in our workshop area downstairs. Check sub-menu on this page to find out what’s on.

Photo: Marlene Sarroff

Visit AirSpace Projects (historical)

WHERE: 10 Junction Street Marrickville, Sydney.  Just 6 minutes walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville train station.

WHEN: We are  open for the first three weeks of each month excluding January. Keep an eye out for extra events.

Week 1
Friday 11-6 opening 6-8pm
Saturday 11-5
Week 2
Thursday and Friday 11-6
Saturday 11-5
Week 3
Thursday and Friday 11-6
Saturday 11-5

First Friday of the month 11am-6pm.

If you are interested in purchasing art, this is the ideal time to

First Friday of the month 6-8pm. All Welcome.

Artist Talks and casual conversation with the artists.
Final Saturday of Exhibitions. Check individual exhibitions for details.

Occasionally, these times and dates are subject to variation so please check individual exhibition listings before coming over.

We began with a song …

To celebrate the opening of our new space The AirSpace Projects Inaugural Anthem was performed by ‘Lisa and Bill’ on the evening of the gallery’s first exhibition, The Democracy of Drawing, on 28 February 2014.

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For past proposal requirements go to proposals. AIRspace Projects Inc has reformulated this process to include an interview process. Proposal information can be found on their site.

It takes a village …

AirSpace Projects is the success it is today because of all the fabulous artists who have exhibited here and/or who have contributed in some other way. Artists are compelled to create and share ideas; they commit considerable time to educating themselves and others about art, whether that be through self or institutional education; and they are prepared to take risks to express their ideas, whether that be financially, emotionally, politically and/or socially. It is magnificent that so many artists believe that art can play a role in creating fairer, healthier and more accepting and curious societies.

AirSpace Projects is a labour of love and we are lucky to have received support from many artists (and others) who have given up their time and energy to help us renovate, mind the space and to realise our projects. To name a few:

Painting: James Nguyen, Ciaran Begley, Veronica Habib, Janine Bailey and Beatrice

Wall building and gallery plans: Ciaran Begley

A bit more wall building: Uri Auerbach

Video editing for In Motion: Jacqui Mills

Invitation for In Motion: Sarah Eddowes

Gallery minding: Jan Fieldsend, Francesca Mataraga, Bailee Lobb

Outer Space residency initiation and transformation: Sarah Newall

Fridge donation and delivery: Sarah Newall and Jane Polkinghorne

Administrative and gallery assistance: Sara Sohrabian

Bar Girls and dishwasher donation: Kate Griew and Daph Pothin

Locker spotting and delivery assistance: Majella Beck

Acquisition of wine glasses and tumblers: Emily Copp

We would like to thank all our supporters and visitors, those who like to experience art and those who like to collect art. We value your efforts to spread the word about our space and the artists who show or perform their works here. If an artist has a price on their work it is incredibly affirming to make a sale. If you are wavering, we encourage you to take the plunge. When you buy a work of art you are investing in years of research and in an artist’s future.

Why not sponsor an exhibition? To enable us to pay the rent and overheads, exhibiting artists have to pay an exhibition fee. We would be thrilled to attract ethical sponsors who would be prepared to pay the full or partial exhibition fees on behalf of the artists. We are happy to discuss how this can be mutually beneficial. Just imagine. 🙏🙏🏻🙏🏼🙏🏽🙏🏾🙏🏿