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Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
140 George Street
The Rocks
Sydney, Australia

Postal Address
PO Box R1286
Royal Exchange NSW 1223,
Tel: +61 2 9252 4033
Fax: +61 2 9252 4361

The MCA is a Center for the promotion of contemporary art and visual culture. It seeks to engage audiences with recent ideas in art through imaginative programs of exhibitions, screenings, public forums, debates, education projects, events and the inventive use of new media technology. No library.

Queensland Art Gallery
Melbourne Street
South Brisbane
Queensland, Australia

Mailing address:
PO Box 3686
South Brisbane
Queensland 4101 Australia
Tel: (07) 3840 7333 (International: +61 7 3840 7333)
Fax: (07) 3844 8865 (International: +61 7 3844 8865 )

The Queensland Art Gallery, established in 1895, has both visiting exhibitions as well as the permanent State Art Collection. The major part of the Collection is devoted to Australian art from colonial times to the present, including painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, decorative arts and crafts. The strength of the Australian collection lies in its broad representation of significant late nineteenth and twentieth century art.

The Gallery has links with the Asia-Pacific region and is the leading art institution in Australia to recognize and pursue the collecting of contemporary art from Asia; their collection of contemporary Asian art is recognized internationally for its breadth and excellence.

A major initiative has been the internationally acclaimed Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, a celebration of the contemporary art of the region. There is a art research library, but no information is available at this time about it.

The Institute of Modern Art (IMA), Queensland
at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts
420 Brunswick Street / PO Box 2176
Fortitude Valley, QLD AUSTRALIA
tel: +61 (0)7 3252 5750
fax: +61 (0)7 3252 5072

A non-profit organization, it is Queensland's only public art space devoted exclusively to contemporary art. Our mission is to be Queensland's foremost organization for the generation, presentation and interpretation of dynamic contemporary arts practice. Since its founding in 1975, the IMA has achieved an international reputation for projects by established, mid career and emerging artists. The IMA publishing program boasts over thirty titles on contemporary art, including artist monographs, critical theory and exhibition catalogues. Eight new titles are presently in research and production stages. The IMA maintains and extensive inventory of artist slides and periodicals that are accessible to visiting curators, artists, and the public. Archival info on line from 1979 to present.

Performance Space
199 Cleveland Street,
Redfern, NSW 2016 AUSTRALIA

PO Box 419,
Strawberry Hills,
Sydney 2012
tel: +61 (0)2 9698 7235
fax: +61 (0)2 9699 1503

National center for the research, development and promotion of contemporary performative arts. Located in a building with a performance space, two galleries and a studio, it provides creative environments for artists working across media and disciplines to investigate hybrid approaches to performance. Performance Space produces, co-produces or presents works that engage with current ideas, cultural dialogues and new technologies. It presents over fifty events per year consisting of performances, installations and forums for critical debate Performance Space is a membership based organisation providing independent artists and small companies with resources, residency opportunities, ifrastructural support, training and mentoring possibilities.

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
51 James Street,
Perth, WA 6001 AUSTRALIA

Postal Address:
GPO Box P1221,
Perth, WA 6844 AUSTRALIA
tel: +61 (0)8 9227 6144
fax: +61 (0)8 9227 6539

100 seat performance space, two galleries, six studio sized exhibition spaces, an ante room and the Fuel Bar and Cafe. PICA has a mission to support contemporary arts practices. The emphasis is on original work by living artists. Artists and companies use the space to explore, exhibit, analyze and perform new works across a broad range of media and disciplines, encompassing the visual, performing, hybrid and new media arts. PICA's programs encompass exhibitions, performances, workshops, public lectures, symposia, publications and occasional artist-in-residence programs. Archive on line from 1989 forward.

Australian National University Institute of the Arts
Address Bauldissin Crescent, Acton 2601
Postal Address PO Box 804, Canberra City 2601
Telephone (02) 6249-5852
Fax (02) 6249-5722

Advance notice of visit required with details of research subject. Proof of identity required. Closed period of 5 to 15 years applies to most records. Access to records not normally available for research requires authorisation from the OIC Records Management.

Collection: History/dealings of the two schools involved: Canberra School of Art and
Canberra School of Music.

24 Hour Art, NT
Vimy Lane,
cnr Gregory Street,
Parap, NT 0820 Australia

Postal Address:
PO Box 28,
Darwin NT 0801, Australia
tel: +61 (0)8 8981 5368 fax: +61 (0)8 8981 5547 email:

The Northern Territory Centre for Contemporary Art, 24HR Art, was established in 1990 and is affectionately known as the hottest gallery in Australia. 24HR Art is committed to contemporary theoretical and conceptual processes across media, disciplines and technologies. 24HR art is a non-profit, government funded art space which shows innovative, experimental, contemporary art.

200 Gertrude Street, VIC
200 Gertrude Street,
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 AUSTRALIA
tel: +61 (0)3 9419 3406
fax: +61 (0)3 9419 2519

Founded in 1983 as a non profit contemporary art complex of gallery spaces and studio facilities.
Exhibition program operates through the organisation's three gallery spaces. Also, sixteen low-cost, non-residential studios for local artists, a residential studio for visiting international and interstate artists, and also administers the non-residential Tower Studio at Queen's College, University of Melbourne.

Artspace, NSW
43 - 51 Cowper Wharf Road,
Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011 AUSTRALIA
tel: +61 (0)2 9368 1899
fax: +61 (0)2 9368 1705

Five large gallery spaces and twelve studios, and is internationally recognized for developing work and text that push the boundaries of experimental art practice and critical theory. For twenty years, Artspace has been building a critical context for national and international artists, curators, and writers, and advancing the theoretical reception of the constantly evolving discourse of contemporary art. Artspace is also a research centre that encourages and supports the examination of the diverse social and visual processes that have shaped Australian culture. Non-commercial and non-collection based. Areas: conceptual and experimental installation and performance practices; video, interactive, multimedia, new technology practice; and the theoretical contextualization of contemporary art and issues. Artspace is housed in the historic Gunnery Building and located on the famous Sydney harbour - just a short walk away from Sydney's cultural precinct. No info on archives.

The Australian Centre for Photography
257 Oxford Street
Paddington NSW 2021 AUSTRALIA
tel: +61 (0)2 9332 1455
fax: +61 (0)2 9331 6887

Australia's leading photographic center dedicated to the exhibition, education and publication of photo-based art. It is also the longest running contemporary art space in Australia. Situated in the heart of Paddington, Sydney's galley district, the Centre houses two gallery spaces, a foyer display area and a Project Wall for emerging artists. The Centre includes a specialist bookshop, members' library and research facility, and the stylish Bistro Lulu. The ACP also publishes Photofile, Australia's leading photo-based art journal, with three issues each year. Exhibition archives online from 1997 forward.

Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative
55-59 Flood Street
Leichhardt, NSW 2040

PO Box 176
Westgate NSW 2048
tel: +61 (0)2 9560 2541
fax: +61 (0)2 9560 2566

Formed in 1987 by a group of ten artists based in Sydney. The meaning of Boomalli is to strike, to make a mark, and it is a language word from at least three nations - Bundjalung, Gamileroi and Wiradjuri - from the region known as New South Wales. Boomalli's meaning was considered very appropriate as the original artists wished to make their mark through exhibiting their art on their terms. The artists refused to be confined by the then existing preconceptions and incorrect notions held by the majority of non-Aboriginal people, of what constituted 'truly Aboriginal', or 'authentic', art and culture. Many of the original members had exhibited together and/or met through art school.

Canberra Contemporary Art Space
CCAS Gorman House & CCAS Cube galleries
Gorman House Arts Centre
Ainslie Ave Braddon 2612 AUSTRALIA

CCAS Manuka
19 Furneaux Street
Manuka 2603 AUSTRALIA
tel: +61 (0)6 247 0188
fax: +61 (0)6 6 247 7357

CCAS has three exhibition venues CCAS Gorman House, Cube and CCAS Manuka our selected artist-run-space.

Centre for Contemporary Photography
205 Johnston Street
Fitzroy VIC 3065, AUSTRALIA
tel: +61 (0)3 9417 1549
fax: +61 (0)3 9417 1605

Publicly funded, non-profit gallery, resource and education center which develops audiences for photography and stimulates critical discussion around photography's role and practice. Diverse range of experimental photographic, post-photographic and time-based art work. Exhibition archive on line since 1998. Established as the Victorian Centre for Photography (VCP) in 1986, the organization has developed from a small community operation for local photographers to become one of Melbourne's premier contemporary art spaces committed to experimental photo-based arts. No archives on line.

The Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia
14 Porter Street
Parkside, SA, 5063 AUSTRALIA
tel: +61 (0)8 272 2682
fax: +61 (0)8 8373 4286

One of Adelaide's leading contemporary art spaces. The CACSA is committed to promoting new work and innovative art practice, hosting around 20 exhibitions per annum, publishing high quality catalogues for each of its exhibitions. No archives, except online from 1998.

Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania (CAST)
27 Tasma Street,
North Hobart, Tasmania 7000 AUSTRALIA
tel: +61 (0)3 6233 2681
fax: +61 (0)3 6233 2682

CAST is a not for profit, membership-based organisation focused on the support and development of professional visual artists practising innovative and experimental art in Tasmania. In addition to its exhibition programs and range of artist development initiatives, it is a focal point and meeting place for artists and others interested in contemporary culture in its broadest sense.

Experimental Art Foundation
Lion Arts Centre
North Terrace at Morphett Street,
Adelaide, South Australia, 5000 AUSTRALIA

PO Box 8091
Station Arcade
South Australia, 5000 AUSTRALIA
tel: +61 (0)8 8211 7505
fax: +61 (0)8 211 7323

Established in 1974 by a group of Adelaide artists and theorists to focus on the exchange of ideas and to explore new approaches for the visual arts. The EAF continues to encourage and present innovative art practices from Australia and overseas through exhibitions, special projects, publications, talks, forums and events. The EAF has gained a national and international profile for its activities. Since 1992 the EAF has been located in the Lion Arts Centre. The EAF incorporates a flexible gallery space, the excellent Dark Horsey Bookshop, and artists studios. The exhibition program includes major projects by leading artists from Australia and overseas, projects by emerging artists, and exhibition series focusing on pertinent themes in art and culture. Publish yearly catalogs of activities.