Fristdraft Depot


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Firstdraft Depot was initially the studio complex of Firstdraft. Firstdraft has now moved all of its activities to this location. Location and more information about Firstdraft can be viewed here




In 2014 Firstdraft moved all their activies to Firstdraft Depot's location.

Firstdraft Depot was originally only Firstdraft's studio complex operated in co-operation with City of Sydney. Firstdraft Depot housed The Firstdraft Emerging Artist Studio Program, the Affordable Studio Program (available to emerging and experimental artists) and the Firstdraft Emerging Arts Writers program. The building featured a small ground floor project space for short run exhibitions and workshops and an outdoor courtyard for mini festivals and events. Firstdraft Depot was also home to Big Fag Press -

Firstdraft Depot aimed at expanding opportunities for emerging and experimental artists and arts practitioners in addition to Firstdraft's Gallery spaces in Chalmer St Surry Hills. In addition to its existing programs, Firstdraft Depot allows further peer relationship building through its expanded studio program in a shared studio community and the opportunity for artists to show experimental projects in the attached project space as a direct result of their Affordable Studio residency.  Firstdraft Depot also provides a site for community engagement and interaction with the rich local Woolloomooloo arts community .