Arts & Entertainment

NSW Government Pledges To Transform The Gunnery

Dunn & Hillam Architects, Architect’s render of The Gunnery featuring artwork by Dennis Golding, 'Cast in cast out', 2020, detail, courtesy the artist.

The NSW Government has pledged $5 in funding to see The Gunnery in Woolloomooloo transformed into a state-of-the-art facility to showcase the incredible artists of the area.

The significant investment will ensure the legacy of The Gunnery as a landmark and destination venue for visual art endures long into the future. It is also hoped that the revamped space will highlight the import role of the arts for the NSW economy, while also injecting life into the city and lead the recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This cultural infrastructure project will deliver upgraded artist studios, adaptable multi-use spaces, and expanded galleries, as part of a program of work that will support artistic excellence and meet the needs of the community,” said NSW Minister For the Arts, Don Harwin.

In response to the announced funding Executive Director of Artspace, Alexie Galss-Kantor said, “Artspace is extremely grateful for the NSW Government’s support and recognition of the critical role that art plays in imagining new futures. This timely support will see the transformation of Artspace in The Gunnery into a more agile and resilient 21st century centre for innovation in contemporary art.”