Housed in an ‘Arts and Crafts’ style building in Marrickville, Sydney Non Objective is located in one of Australia’s most culturally diverse areas. Easily found via public transport, SNO lies 6kms from the Sydney CBD (see the map in CONTACT for details). The SNO Program is supported Marrickville Council, and by the Australian Government through its Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy. SNO is assisted by the NSW government through Arts NSW. SNO coordinates activities held locally, nationally, and abroad. There are three gallery rooms, a Sound Project facility, and an Artist Studio (available via application). Artists are invited once a month to show work and may choose an individual or more collaborative engagement (see the ARCHIVE and ARTISTS section for relevant material).
The central idea that informed the inception and management of SNO’s program remains today. It is based on a critical appraisal of contemporary Australian art and how it relates to a broader international spectrum. The selected projects generally reflect a wide variety of approaches to the plastic arts, new media, or any form that may provide a deepening of the contemporary investigation into non-objective, concrete, and abstract art in general. SNO attempts to critically balance different levels of artistic experience, and the specialist program aims to sustain a policy of innovation and integration of new ideas, often by presenting established and emerging artists together.
Current Studio Residency artist: Nadia Odlem