Your weekly journey into deep space

6 Feb, 2019

Space People! Hi.

Exciting developments are afoot — we potentially have some quite magnificent studios & spaces coming up shortly… These spaces, if we secure them, will be open to big thinkers, tinkerers, artists, bangers, clangers, jewellers, potters, small bizz, slightly bigger bizz, performers, dancers: basically anyone with an idea and a need for space to make it happen.

If that’s you OR someone you know these spaces will be affordable, light-filled, completely unique and close to the city. Please make sure you’ve signed up via the Spacemarket website so we can shoot you more info as soon as we’re ready to go.

There’s still a couple of spots at both Heathcote and North Freo if you need space immediately. Email if so.

Otherwise, thanks to everyone who has registered their space interests over the last week, it’s always great to see who’s looking for what and where.

Stay in touch and see you next Wednesday,

SM x


Idols: Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran


Idols: Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So, Fremantle Arts Centre

“Idolatry and mythological archetypes are reimagined in the ceramics and wall works of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Renee So in Idols. Working primarily in figurative ceramics, both artists aim to challenge and overturn old perspectives on gendered power structures and the aesthetics of spiritualities.”

Opening Thu 7 Feb 6:30PM, Runs until Sun 31 Mar 10AM - 5PM

Fremantle Arts Centre,1 Finnerty St, Fremantle

Desert River Sea Opening, Art Gallery of Western Australia

“Learn about the art of pearl shell carving with the Sibosado brothers, and bush-dying with natural materials with Eva and Ivy Nargoodah. Hear from Mowanjum Arts on ochre crushing and Wandjina Rock Art education, or watch Mervyn Street carve and shave a cowhide. Waringarri Aboriginal Arts will demonstrate boab nut carving and AGWA, art centre curators along with artists will talk about their experiences across the day.”

Opens Sat 9 Feb 10AM - 5PM, with gold coin entry and free activities on the day

Art Gallery of Western Australia, James St Mall, Perth

Solar Snapshot and the Lifecycle of Australian Buildings by Renew, Home Base, Subiaco

Update on Solar PV: There are many changes afoot in the energy industry in Perth. But for early adopters of rooftop solar this also means a nearing end to the favourable feed in tariffs. So where to from here? Life Cycle of Australian Buildings: Renew is currently advocating for changes to the National building code to address the need to increase the energy efficiency standard of Australian Dwellings.”

Thu 21 Feb, 7PM - 9:30PM. $5 for Renew members/ $10 general public

Home Base Function Room, 55 Salvado Road, Subiaco

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Tunnel Vision by Ned Beckley (2017). Image via Fremantle Biennale


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

+ The spirit of Perth: how creativity blooms in a city on the periphery, a beaut article by outgoing Perth Festival artistic director, Wendy Martin, on the incredible capacity for creativity from the west.

+ This Friday 8th, Fremantle Library present Unlock Your Big Idea, a one hour 101 on how to turn your business idea into a reality. “Find out about Design Thinking as a tool to improve and grow your idea. You may be eligible for business skills training, mentoring and start-up funding.” Register your interest via the link above.

+ EOI to take part in UNIT at this year’s Fremantle Biennale closes Fri 22 Feb. “We invite expressions of interest from landscape and architectural practitioners to participate in the concept, design, and supply of 'Unit – Undercurrent': short life, short stay spatial experiences that disclose the contemporary, the transitory and the historical.“ More info via the link above.

+ There’s a new issue out of our favourite local magazine, Fabric Quarterly (Human perspectives on design, culture & being Perth). Pick up Issue #4 via their online store.

+ We want a beehive at our house! Honey Flow are offering a 4th bday special and selling the whole kit at a pretty good price to celebrate. Honey on tap for you, and a cute home for the local bee population.

+ Have you just finished an incredible house build? Would you like it immortalised by one of the best (and friendliest) architectural photographers in the business? We need a reason to get Tom Ross over here for a visit, and regardless you should take a squizz at his beautiful portfolio…


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.