International Art Space

International Art Space (IAS) was established in 1998. Since its inception, IAS has run more than 120 residency-based projects by artists from 22 countries, created five national touring exhibitions and organised educational workshops, professional mentorships and a range of other community activities.

IAS’ mission is to

  • Foster new and more productive modes of interaction between contemporary artists and communities;
  • Support artistic practices that engage non-specialist audiences without compromising professional excellence;
  • Promote a dialogue between regional, metropolitan and international perspectives.

Today, IAS’ core program is the production of spaced, a recurring event of Australian and international context-responsive art. Spaced showcases newly commissioned artworks developed in response to the distinctiveness of regional and remote sites and communities. Each spaced program unfolds over a period of three years comprising a series of residencies, solo exhibitions and events, mentoring and educational activities, symposia, publications, a final group exhibition in a major metropolitan venue, and a subsequent national touring exhibition.

Above: Daniel Peltz, "When we dig, things come up."