Passage is a non-commercial gallery dedicated to installation art located in Sydney’s bustling Chinatown, presenting a year long program of exhibitions that can be viewed 24/7 and without opening hours. The purpose of our organisation is firstly, to create a platform for installation artists to showcase new and exciting work, and secondly, to give the City of Sydney the unique opportunity to access art 24/7.
Alongside our exhibition program, we also host monthly public programs including artist talks, performances, workshops, and dinners that bring audience and artist together. As advocates for art viewership and accessibility, we have chosen a location that can be viewed 24/7 in a wheelchair-accessible building and we offer bilingual exhibition information in Mandarin and English.
At Passage we follow a unique model of artwork commissioning, where each exhibition invites one artist at a time to create new work that transforms the entire gallery. This model encourages risk-taking and the creation of new work. With this format, each exhibition changes in its entirety, drawing in new audiences and surprising them with the artist’s fresh interpretation of the space with each show.
This project has been assisted by the City of Sydney Creative grants and Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.