Good morning Space People!

Welcome to our 2019 Spacemarket Small Business Survey.

Considering small bizz and sole traders currently make up 97% of all West Australian businesses — and employ over 480,000 people annually — we thought it was high time we gathered some readings about the current feels of our local independent business network. We want to know more than what sector you’re in—we want to know what your concerns are, what’s making you excited, what and who you’re connecting with. The more information we get, the more it will help us to shape our work moving forward.

We ourselves are small business owners, and we interact with small business owners every day, however what we need right now is some good, solid stats to inform our dealings with governments, councils, property owners, and yourselves. The feedback you provide will be compiled into a report (and hopefully published) so that we can demonstrate what an important cornerstone small and independent business is within our social and economic communities. From there we hope to generate more OPPORTUNITY.

The survey itself is completely private, and we won’t use your personal information anywhere except to contact you. Feel free to pass on the link to friends or share on your socials—the more people involved the better. You are welcome to leave additional comments at the end or contact us directly at if you’d like to chat about anything further.

Thank you!




Also, The Australian National Outlook Report 2019 (ANO), a new report from the CSIRO, NAB and more than 20 partners which looks out to 2060, was published this last week and is well worth a read if you’re interested in the possible paths for Australia’s future.

Hello Kate! Kate says ‘Get filling out those surveys people!’


The Architecture of Iwan Iwanoff, Through the Lens of Jack Lovel, There Studio, Fri Jun 20,10am-3pm daily

“Perth-born, Melbourne-based photographer Jack Lovel knows the work of Iwan Iwanoff all too well: Lovel grew up in the Jordanoff House, a home designed in 1954 by the seminal Bulgarian-born architect, who died in Perth in 1986. This month, Lovel premieres The Architecture of Iwan Iwanoff, Through the Lens of Jack Lovel, an exhibition documenting 20 Iwanoff homes around Perth.”

49 Stuart Street, Northbridge. Exhibition runs Jun 20 - 30


Reassembling Parts for a Bigger Picture, Nyisztor Studio, Sat 22 Jun, 6pm

Artists (and long-standing friends) Susanna Castleden, Bevan Honey, Bruce Slatter and Nicole Slatter come back together for a continuation on their show 'Assembling parts for a bigger picture' which took place at the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery in 2018. Working individually and collaboratively on a range of pieces that explore the idea of connection to place, they will again reassemble their parts in Nyisztor Studio this Saturday. We’ll be there.

391 Canning Highway, Melville. Exhibition runs 23 Jun - 7 Jul

Iwan Iwanoff’s 1971 Modernist masterpiece, Tomich House. This iconic City Beach property, and 19 others, have been documented by Perth-born, Melbourne-based photographer Jack Lovel for his exhibition The Architecture of Iwan Iwanoff, Through the Lens of Jack Lovel.


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

An exploding creative economy shows innovation policy shouldn’t focus only on STEM via The Conversation

“The creative economy is a job-intensive sector. It immerses human talent in meaningful, creative, well-remunerated activity at a scale few other sectors can offer. The creative economy as a whole is growing at a rate nearly twice that of the Australian workforce as a whole and it is highly likely to continue to grow into the future.”

How to Be Great? Just Be Good, Repeatably via Steph Smith

“They are looking for the “secrets to success” that in many ways, do not exist. You know what brings success? Hard work brings success.”

Blight is eating American cities. Here’s how Mobile, Alabama, stopped it via Fast Company
“Blight is a cancer,” Stimpson tells me. “If you don’t get rid of blight it just keeps spreading and keeps spreading and keeps spreading. It will kill a neighborhood. It will absolutely kill it.” He’d seen it happen. So had the rest of the innovation team, all of whom had grown up in the area. 

‘The Restaurant Of Order Mistakes’ Employs Waiters With Dementia, And You Never Know What You’re Getting via Bored Panda

“The premise of the pop-up restaurant was that the staff who have dementia may get your order wrong. But if you go in knowing this upfront, it changes your perception about those who suffer from brain disease. The experience makes you realize that with a little bit of understanding on our part dementia patients can be functioning members of society”.

Mending Hearts: How a ‘repair economy’ creates a kinder, more caring community via The Conversation

“Repair is discouraged by unavailable replacement parts, glued assemblies and tamper-proof cases that are difficult to open. So we discard things rather than fix them. Much research suggests this harms more than the natural environment. It also affects our mental environment. There’s a connection between the way society treats material objects and the way it treats people.”

‘Notorious B.I.G’ Way and 8 Other Public Spaces Named for Rappers via the NY Times


LIV, Fremantle

We have had one new tenancy become available at our newest Queen Victoria Street activation in Fremantle. This brand new, blank space is a 99m2 commercial tenancy on a main artery into Fremantle near cafes, FAC and the Freo pool.

Heathcote, Applecross

We have two spaces currently available at Heathcote. One 20sqm private office and 55sqm room in a heritage-listed building with all mod cons, stunning, riverside location, free parking-situated within the Heathcote Cultural Precinct and gallery site.

MANY North Freo
We have two spaces available in our MANY North Freo warehouse (one 55sqm & one 35sqm). 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!

Plus, we’ve also had someone get in touch about a stunning 400sqm heritage-listed building near Fremantle. Freshly painted, brilliant location, kitchenette, gorgeous natural light, public transport nearby. If you’re looking for something of this size or style let me know at

**DON’T FORGET — we still have some new Freo spaces coming up soon! Please register your interest so we can keep you in the loop.

Email for more info.

Head over to our website for more info at

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.