Your weekly journey into deep space


24 Apr, 2019

Happy double long weekend everyone!

Hopefully you’ve had a relaxing Easter and are either at your desk for two days or horizontal somewhere enjoying the sunshine.

This week, as we continue our search of Fremantle for a MANY THREE site, we decided to take a mo and reflect back on the last half decade of Spacemarket. In terms of our values, they’ve only strengthened over this time and as shop fronts have emptied at near epidemic proportions around the city we keep coming back to why we started this venture in the first place—to pair disused spaces with useful people.

To go back over a bit of our history, here’s a beaut article written by creative director Gabrielle Scott in 2014 for Melbourne architecture publication, Assemble Papers. It feels as relevant to us now as it did then. Excerpt and link to full article below.

Have a safe and sunny week space people!

SM x

Spacemarket’s success lies in what it asks of the city – to look a little closer to home for the good stuff, to expect more, and then play a role in creating it. They represent a call to densify rather than to sprawl, to work with existing structures and re-think the way we use them. And all of this with as little structural intervention as possible – do what is needed for the space to become workable, then inhabit. Which isn’t always so easy for compliance issues on a heritage-listed space. Spacemarket’s approach is a holistic one though, not one that shuns the big players – councils, property developers, building owners are essential to Spacemarket’s success – but one that also demands more of the citizens, asks them to be productive and aware.

“Because you can have the big stuff, but you need the small stuff. I’ve got no problems with the big stuff, but unless you can fill it in with a bit of variance, the fine grain, street level stuff then your cities are worth nothing. If it’s all fine grain then it’s homogenous, but if it’s all large scale then it’s monotonous.”

Spacemarket’s mix is just right. They’re blazing a trail, changing the tempo and enlivening a city.

Full article here

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Those red velvet curtains at MANY 6160

HAPPENINGS

Jane Finlay & Jacobus Capone Exhibition Opening, Fri 26 Apr, 5:15pm-9pm

Head to the PCP on Friday eve for the opening of two solo exhibitions by local WA artists, Jane Finlay’s ‘Further Closer’ and Jacobus Capone’s ‘Sincerity and Symbiosis’. 'Further Closer' is a personal narrative reflecting on human impact, loss, change and the poetics of anthropomorphism. While 'Sincerity and Symbiosis' is considered Act 2 in the context of a large ongoing project titled 'Forewarning', instigated by Jacobus in 2018.

Artist Talk: Friday, 26 April 2019, 5.15pm, Official Opening: Friday, 26 April 2019, 6.00pm

PCP — Perth Centre for Photography, 357 - 365 Murray Street, Perth. Exhibition runs Saturday, 27 April - 25 May 2019

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Reading Group (Chris Kraus – Social Practices), Sat 27 Apr, 3:30pm-5:30pm

The Adult Contemporary Reading Group kick off their first meeting with Social Practice by incredible, subversive US author Chris Kraus. The reading group is totally inclusive so anyone can attend, and will meet on the last Saturday of each month. The text for the following week will then be decided by the group in attendance.

Hosted by Adult Contemporary, message host via link for location information

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Artist talk: SONIC HILL - Tom Mùller & Ned Beckley (Agency 296), Sat 27 Apr, 7pm-8pm

Artists Tom Mùller and Ned Beckley will talk about the research and creation of their sculptural soundscape work, Sonic Hill, this Saturday night at Wireless Hill. Followed by a Q & A with the artists. City of Melville (cuties) do advise that you wear something warm and bring a chair if you’d like to enjoy the evening in cosy comfort.

Wireless Hill Arts, Almondbury Road, Perth

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Inside The Enid A. Haupt Conservatory At The New York Botanical from Oliver Sacks NYT article

INTERESTING STUFF

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

SPACES AVAILABLE NOW!

Heathcote, Applecross
We have just one space left at Heathcote precinct. It’s a 60m2 space and perfect for a small-medium size creative business. Would suit a production company, architecture bizz, fashion studio etc.

MANY North Freo
We have two spaces available in our MANY North Freo warehouse (one 55sqm & one 70sqm). Rent includes three-phase power, rubbish collection, and water, AND you get to work amongst a super bunch of other local makers. Other benefits include high ceilings, great access and, a short walk over Leighton footbridge; you’re at the beach!

**Some new Freo spaces coming up soon! Please register your interest so we can keep you in the loop.

Email leasing@spacemarket.com.au for more info.

Head over to our website for more info at www.spacemarket.co.au/available-now


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 hello@spacemarket.com.au to let us know what’s up.