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At The Vanishing Point (ATVP)

565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042


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At The Vanishing Point - Contemporary Art




ATVP was an artist-run contemporary art space that showcased a challenging and dynamic program of contemporary art exhibitions and related public programs that engaged with issues pertaining to contemporary discourse and action in and around art, culture, environment, society (community), ecology, philosophy and politics. 

ATVP aims were to :
* assist in the development of artistic practices and cultural production by presenting a dynamic and challenging program of contemporary art exhibitions and related public programs.
* enhance and encourage community engagement in contemporary art and contemporary issues.
* provide an accessible and inclusive gallery that is professional and of unique experience and quality.
* provide a platform for artists, curators, directors and volunteers to gain further experience and knowledge, and to develop professional and creative skills that can be applied in their careers across the arts and creative industries.


Opening Hours Thursday - Sunday 10am-6pm

Address 565 King Street Newtown NSW 2042

Phone (02) 9519 2340 /   0430 083 364


Managing Artistic Director Brendan Penzer

Closest Train Station St Peters 3 minutes walk Newtown 15 minutes walk or bus from train station

Closest Bus Stop 370 & and 422 from Railway Square or Newtown Station. Cnr King and Union Street - 1 min walk

Car Parking 1-2 hour street parking in surrounding streets - On Street, timed and untimed, no tickets

Access One small step at entrance, internal ramp. Toilet not wheel chair accessible.







ATVP has run a continual program of exhibitions since April 2007.

Coordinated and managed on an entirely voluntary basis by a dedicated team of local artists and arts workers, ATVP provides a platform for artists, especially emerging artists, to be developed through mentoring, critiquing and celebrating the artistic and cultural merit of their ideas, arts practices and artworks. 

ATVP has a deep focus on building and nurturing community through audience development initiatives that are accessible, inclusive, interactive, thought provoking and welcoming.


See website or join our email list or Facebook group for live callouts.

ATVP Program:

The gallery runs a series of seasonal (quarterly) projects that include:

* ATVP Show of the Season program (SoS) - a thematic group exhibition devised and curated by ATVP Directors. These exhibitions showcase on average 15-20 artists selected from proposals submitted in response to a public call-out of a theme or curatorial concept created by ATVP and derived from the galleries recognition of important contemporary issues or artistic ideas.

* ATVP Emerging Curator Mentorship program (ECMP) - a thematic group exhibition in which selected aspiring curator candidates are mentored - by ATVP Directors - through the entire process of conceiving, realising, administering and staging a contemporary art exhibition.

 * ATVP Spotlight on Local Artists program (SoLA) - a new program that identifies and showcases the work of local artists who have exhibited at ATVP on previous occasions in group exhibitions. The program aims to further challenge and develop artists who have shown ingenuity and significant promise in their artistic practice by working with the artist to present a whole gallery solo exhibition.

* ATVP Courtyard Mural project (ACMP) - a program of ephemeral artworks on mural boards mounted in the gallery courtyard. There are three mural spaces, two at 1.8 x 3.6m and the other 1.5 x 2.4m.

* ATVP artCYCLE project - In partnership with Bike Sydney, artCYCLE is a social guided tour, by bicycle, of gallery spaces, artist studios, public art and art events in and around Sydney. Each tour is unique and free

* ATVP Exhibition Access program (EA) - an exhibition program where ATVP presents exhibitions that have been selected via an open exhibition proposal process offered to artists, curators and organisations