Your weekly journey into deep space

20 Feb, 2019

Always on our minds is how many buildings seem to have vacant space and how much it does to the vibrancy, positivity and safety of a community to activate it. There seems to be space for lease at epidemic proportions throughout Freo, Perth and every suburb in between. The interesting thing however, is how many creatives are also looking for space.

If you have a space free, or know of a vacant space somewhere, do get in touch or post it on our Spacemarket WA Facebook group. We have a constant stream of enquiries from prospective tenants looking for a place to set up a shop or studio.

We are always on the hunt to dust off these wonderful disused places and appreciate every suggestion that comes from our community. Let’s work together to get these precincts buzzing again.

Have a great week,

SM x


Taken from ‘NowHere: The Decisive Moment’ Gwen Velge Photography


Opening tonight — NowHere: The Decisive Moment, The National Hotel Rooftop, Fremantle

Hosted by Gwen Velge Photography the question is proposed “If we have the power to shape the deep future of the Earth and all living things upon it, then how should we think, act and feel in this decisive moment?”. Looking at a new Earth defined by human activity, NowHere welcomes us to Anthropocene: the era of humankind…

Wed 20 Feb, 6pm – 9:30pm, The National Hotel Rooftop, 98 High St, Fremantle


Tonight — How To… Events on a Shoestring Budget, Perth City Farm

Town-teamers! If you’ve got a couple of hours free after work tonight head down to the first How To… event from Perth City Farm. Hear handy tips from those who have done it on how to throw great local events/ fundraisers on a tight budget.

Wed 20 Feb, 6pm – 8pm, Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth

PLUS, if you’re interested in growing veggies, composting, creating delicious soil for your food etc check out awesome range of cheap, quick PCF workshops listed here.


Ritual, There Is, Perth

In this group-show twelve artists —Abdul-rahman Abdullah, Anna Louise Richardson, Teelah George, Tom Muller, Andrew Nicholls, Tarryn Gill, Rebecca Baumann, Jacobus Capone, Olga Cironis, Jarryd Martyn, David Charles Collins and Pilar Mata Dupont—consider how “rituals impact our culture, our communities, our lives, and how we identify ourselves as individuals and as members of larger groups within those communities”. Curated by Ted & Bella Snell. 

Opening Thu 21 Feb, 6pm, There Is, 49 Stuart St, Perth

Exhibition runs 22 February - 16 March 2019 at There Is, 49 Stuart Street, Northbridge


The bright yellow Luchtsingel pedestrian bridge was created by Rotterdam studio, ZUS, and was the "world’s first crowdfunded public infrastructure project” — City of Permanent Temporality


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

+ “The WA veterans building surfboards and rebuilding lives”. This is a beaut TV segment on former-MANY resident Greg Wallace of Bodhi Tree Boards who is now providing space for returned service-people to shape and ride their own surfboards. An awesome venture by an awesome dude.

+ City of Permanent Temporality - 18 years of Interventions in Rotterdam. Looking at a long history of urban activism in Rotterdam, “City of Permanent Temporality is a journal, project exhibit and a theory for a city that is in continuous transformation, where bricks & mortar and people continue to adapt, without ever being complete. The withdrawal of governments and turbulent market forces calls for new methods of planning and design”. Look into it if you’re interested in a radical re-thinking of city-making.

+ Apply now for Verge Preparation Assistance Scheme, City of Fremantle. Freo residents can apply for this fab new scheme which includes subsidies on native plants, free mulch, free street trees and advice on landscaping and planting. Applications close 1 March

+ Arts & Community Grants, City of Fremantle. The next round of funding for CoF Arts & Community Grants opens Friday 1 March. There’s some sweet $3000 – $25,000 creative grants on offer.


Ben from Squarepeg Home at MANY North Freo


Heathcote, Applecross
We have one new space which has just come up at Heathcote. It’s a great size room and would be perfect for a painter or maker. PLus, we still have one large room that would be great for a creative studio, or bigger team of people.

MANY North Freo
We have a couple of spots available in our MANY North Freo warehouse. 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!

Email for more info.

Head over to our website for more info 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.