Your weekly journey into deep space

20 Mar 2019,

Time to take you inside our little slice of semi-industrial paradise, just a walk away from unquestionably Perth’s premier beach, Leighton (okay okay, my opinion) and tucked in just behind the former Matilda Bay Brewery site on Stirling Highway.

When we moved out of MANY 6160 in Kings Square, it was a priority to find somewhere to house the power-tool-wielding folk who’d made the upstairs Production Floor home. That’s when we found the saw-tooth dream that would become MANY North Freo.

The studios are large and broken up into 35sqm – 150sqm lots, and inside we have sixteen exceptional characters, carpenters, makers and artists.

First up is Andy Christie with his business A Good Looking Man. Andy pulled together our workshop at MANY 6160 and now has a rambling, magical space at North Freo. He has a background in painting, film, festival-work and sculpture, while also making furniture and supporting a lot of other small businesses to do the same.

Our woodworking crew (most who have been with us since the beginning) includes third-generation carpenter, Karl Young of Saltwood Designs (pictured below), who makes incredibly impressive furniture for unique spaces. We’ve got former-geologist turned furniture-maker, Ben Savage of Square Peg, there’s Justin Elvin of Palletico who specialises in fit-outs and bespoke carpentry (and here’s a cute old video of him talking about himself), cabinetry specialist Adrian Platts of As You Wood, and furniture designer Derek Harper of Strang Studio.

Then we’ve got the makers and the shapers—Matthew Wynn shapes boards up in the mezzanine, the team at Edgar by Design make stunning tile tables to order, and abstract minimalist painter Lance Delary Simpson has set himself up in what used to be the First Aid room.

It’s an eclectic bunch and we are looking for TWO MORE PEOPLE to join them. We have a 70sqm space and a 55sqm space still going in the warehouse. You let us know if these feel like your people.

See you next week,

Spacemarket (hi Mum) x


Karl Young of Saltwood Designs


‘No One is Getting Out of Here Alive’, Heathcote Museum & Gallery launch, Fri 22 Mar, 6pm-8pm

The beautifully renovated Heathcote Gallery & Museum launches Friday night with a stunning exhibition by local WA artist, Marijke Loosjes.

Heathcote Cultural Precinct, 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross


North Fremantle Farm Open Day, Sat 23rd Mar, 9am-12pm

The North Fremantle Social Farm on Thompson Road will be holding an Open Day for residents and locals. Come and discuss the future of the community farm, while finding out about volunteer opportunities and meet the team involved.

10 Thompson Road, North Fremantle


Aboriginal Astronomy Night, Sat 23rd Mar, 7:30pm-9:30pm

The moon will be 96% full this Saturday night so prepare yourself to gaze upon craters and basalt seas on its shining surface! Led by Indigenous elder Dr Noel Nannup, “you will learn about how Aboriginal Australians believe their land, people, animals and the milky way were created through ancestral beings. You'll also hear about many land marks from the South Western Australia region tied in through story.”

1098 Military Road, Gingin

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Casa Ojalá by Italian architect Beatrice Bonzanigo is a 27sqm micro-home prototype, designed to configure into 20 different layouts and function completely off-grid (more below)


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

+ One of our Heathcote tenants, artist Rachelle Dusting, will be holding an April Weekend Painting Workshop on ‘Oil Painting 101: Tone, Temperature & Skin Tones’ which will focus on the foundational elements of oil painting. Tickets available via the link here.

+ The Fremantle Centre for Creative Photography will be holding its popular Pin Up Exhibition, where for $15 any local photographer can come and pin up three prints in the exhibition. Your prints are able to be sold, or traded with other photographers. For more info follow the link above.

+ Continuing our passion for vacant spaces, have you watched the Abandoned Engineering series on SBS? The first episode, Silent Cities, looks at some of the planet’s strangest abandoned engineering projects and the eerie silent cities that resulted. Go give it a geez.

+ We are completely enamoured by Beatrice Bonzanigo’s ‘Casa Ojala, her 27sqm, off-grid, transportable micro home prototype to launch at Milan Design Week next month. With an incredible design, able to be configured into 20 different layouts, each home consists of two bedrooms, a terrace, a kitchenette, a living room, a bathroom with a sunken toilet, and opportunity for lots of nature.

+ Last month, the first Seabin was installed in WA at Coogee’s Port Marina. Developed by local surfers, Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, the Seabin acts as a rubbish bin for the ocean and can trap up to 20kgs of waste without impacting local marine animals. More of these everywhere please!

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An impressive studio wall at MANY North Freo


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!

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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.