Antidote’s artistic collaboration continues even once a project is over. We build lasting relationships with our artists and stakeholders. We are committed to supporting artists, and to engaging diverse audiences with outstanding creative practice. Beyond the bricks-and-mortar spaces that play host to our exhibitions, events or talks, Antidote maintains connections by leveraging our digital platforms and broad audience base to exchange ideas through arts writing and lively discussion.
Antidote works with the Sydney Opera House to present the visual arts component of two annual Festivals, ‘Antidote’ and ‘All About Women’. These festivals deliver talks and ideas focusing on public action and change.
You can read more about what we do here.
Image: JEMIMA WYMAN, AGGREGATE ICON (FROM CENTER TO PERIPHERY: FREE-GAZA PROTESTER, PALESTINE, 5TH MAY 2012 (CHE GUEVARA T-SHIRT), ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTER, MILAN, 14TH DECEMBER 2010 (SCREAMING SKULL), UNION MEMBER PROTESTER AGAINST LABOR AND FISCAL REFORM, MADRID, 31 ST MARCH 2012 (STRIPED T-SHIRT), INDIGENOUS LAND RIGHTS PROTESTER, CALEDONIA, 28TH FEBRUARY 2006 (CAMO HOODIE)….. DATE: 2016 MEDIUM: HAND-CUT DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS COLLAGE SIZE: 173CM DIAMETER
Antidote is inspired by the transformative power of contemporary art to promote awareness and discourse on important social issues. We are dedicated to combating apathy, one artwork at a time.
Antidote is a digital-based visual arts consultancy that harnesses the power of artists as activists, truth-tellers and revolutionaries. As creative consultants, we offer various services – from curation, events to writing to facilitating public programs. Whether we are collaborating with the Sydney Opera House, presenting shows at artist-run spaces or panel discussions at public art institutions, our end goal remains the same: to amplify the voices of artists at a time of creative censorship and political uncertainty.
We don’t claim to create social change but instead aim to spark conversations that might.
Working within a community framework, and representing a broad spectrum of cultural experience, Antidote supports artists and artworks to fill the silences and gaps in the industry.
Image: SARKER PROTICK, OF RIVER AND LOST LANDS, 2011 – 2018, INKJET PRINTS
WHAT WE DO
Flouting the traditional art gallery model, Antidote offers high-quality art curation and bespoke events that speak to a socially and politically engaged audience of 20,000 across our social media and digital platforms. As we grow, we are set to expand our services to facilitate the ever-changing discourse about art and social change. In everything we do, we endeavour to untangle the issues that divide humanity with upmost sensitivity, whether they be race, identity, class, language or gender.
Antidote works with arts organizations, artists, artist-run-spaces, as well as public and commercial galleries to deliver the following services:
- Curation and exhibition development
- Public programming
- Project management
- Art commissions and installations
- Art writing (exhibition essays, interviews, profiles, features)
- Bespoke brand partnerships
- Panel discussions