Your weekly journey into deep space

30 Jan, 2019

Greetings space-people,

Hope you all had a relaxing, safe, enjoyable long weekend.

This week we’re on the hunt and maybe you can help. We’re looking for an affordable under-used space, north or south of the river, that we could house some incredible makers who will need access to running water and can make a bit of mess in. If you have somewhere or know of somewhere please get in touch with…

We are still looking for the perfect match for the North Freo studio spaces — is it you? If you need a space where you can kick up a bit of sawdust or weld a thing or two please get in touch.

Also if you have a vacant space to fill in your studio, workshop, or warehouse be sure to get it up on the Spacemarket WA Facebook group. We’d love to keep building that resource up, so thank you to everyone who engages there on the reg.

Otherwise, have a great rest of your week, peeps.



Artist replaces billboards with images of the landscapes they erase.
Jennifer Bolande for Desert X. Photo by Lance Gerber Studio.


With a Fringe programme as thick as your finger and Perth Festival fast approaching please send us through your picks to promote! We love a recommendation…

Swamp Clubb – Land Sale Edition, Wanneroo Regional Museum, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo

Follow the trail of land sale sites and brickie sand moonscapes.

“Join artists Matt Aitken and Mei Swan Lim alongside a local historian, tradie, musician and a geologist to navigate the landscapes, histories and future of the dream home and lifestyle package. Explore and witness the changing and altered landscapes, freeway extensions and sweeping sub-divisions of Perth’s northern suburbs.

An immersive, multi-sensory walking and bus tour, Swamp Clubb: Land Sale Edition looks below the surface of the shiny brochure to understand the relationship between development and geology; urban sprawl deserts and dune systems; land, community and sales.”

Sat 2 Feb, 2019, 9:30am – 12pm

Bonnie Lane: How to Be a Better Man in 2019, Paper Mountain, upstairs 267 William St, Northbridge

“In a highly charged performance artwork, Bonnie Lane presents a humorous workshop that is open to all, while aiming to educate the heterosexual male on the role of masculinity in 2019. The artist invites critical debate by sharing personal anecdotes, historical references, videos, and provocative dance routines that will have the audience questioning 'how far have we really progressed?'“

Jan 31, Feb 1 & 2, 9pm

Put it in your diary…

Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak – Fraser Avenue, Kings Park for Perth Festival

“Huge projectors transform the avenues of Kings Park into an ever-moving canvas, where trees and flowers bloom, flocks of birds descend, wetlands fill, bush fires rage and the stories of the formation of the land unfurl all around you. Bring the family along for an unmissable experience that is truly awe inspiring.”

Director Nigel Jamieson 

Fri 8 Feb, 8pm-11pm/ Sat 9 Feb, 8pm-11pm/ Sun 10 Feb, 8pm-11pm/ Mon 11 Feb, 8pm-11pm

Last entry at 10.30pm


Boorna Waanginy via Perth Festival


We’ll use this section to share some tidbits we’ve come across the last week from you, our tenants, and the www.

+ An Arch Daily article after our own heart! ‘Why Reusing Buildings Should, and Must, be the Next Big Thing

“At the inaugural Rio Conference on the Global Environment in 1992, three facts became abundantly clear: the earth was indeed warming; fossil fuels were no longer a viable source of energy; the built environment would have to adapt to this new reality. That year I published an essay in the Journal of Architectural Education called “Architecture for a Contingent Environment” suggesting that architects join with both naturalists and preservationists to confront this situation.”

+ This article on the concept of Alberghi Diffusi, where hotel lodgings are scattered throughout various buildings around a small town, is an exciting idea of revitalising disused space and stylishly bringing life and tourism back into rural villages.

+ Do you follow Ugly Melbourne Houses on Instagram? Be careful not to choke on the lols as Frank Lloyd Wrong (Australia’s Most Popular Un-Design Inter-Blogstagram) dismantles some of Australia’s most hilarious configurations of bricks and mortar.

+ We all still do it, and vaguely know where it goes (post China no longer purchasing it), but here’s a little update via The Guardian — One year on: where is Australia’s recycling going now?

But things could really turn around with recycling in WA, and we are eagerly awaiting updates on the WA state government’s proposed container deposit scheme…“For every bottle and can returned to deposit sites, the scheme will refund 10 cents and is due to roll out in 2019. Drinking containers make up 35.2 per cent of litter in WA compared to 10 per cent in South Australia, which has run a container deposit scheme for 40 years.


Heathcote, Applecross – We now have two spaces left to fill at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct. The two spaces would suit an office, production company, anyone who needs 60sqm of carpeted, sun-filled, affordable space. Three-month rolling tenancies available now…

MANY North Fremantle – 1 x 75sqm space, or 2 x 35sqm spaces in our huge North Freo warehouse. Perfect for woodwork, carpentary, fabrication, art; anything loud, messy or brilliant really… Ready to go.

Head over to our website for images, info and costs at

** Don’t forget, Spacemarket tenants who find another tenant for a Spacemarket space receive free rent to the value of $500!

We’d always love to hear from you about any and all of the interesting things you’ve got going on. Please send us an email at to let us know what’s up.