Outer Space Artist Run Initiative

Type of space: Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Performance venue, Visual Art Studio, Art Gallery

    From December 2017 Outer Space Artist Run Initiative has occupied a two story warehouse space in the inner city Brisbane suburb of West End leased and supported by the Brisbane City Council. From 2018 onwards, Outer Space ARI is a not-for-profit gallery and studio complex that promotes education, career development and community engagement with the arts. The location of the complex lends itself to a discourse between some of the leading public visual arts institutions in Queensland. The exhibition program provides a platform, space, community and incentive for artists working in Brisbane. Through professional development and collaboration with existing artists our initiative will afford a chance for artists to overcome the static positon of being “early career” or “emerging” and become more self-sustaining.

    A curated 10-month program sees monthly exhibitions of both local and interstate artists. Exhibitions are subject to a call-out process. Exhibitions will be open to the public from Wednesday – Saturday, with exhibition openings occurring on the first Friday of every second month.

    Running in tandem with the exhibition calendar A 4-month artist residency program for emerging and early career Australian visual artists sustains this rigorous pursuit of career development. Executed via an application process, the residency program supports artists seeking to develop, challenge and extend their practices. Successful applicants to the residency program are expected to attend weekly forums, seminars and critiques. Additionally, the space is also equipped with a dedicated for-hire community space. Our public program of lectures, artist talks and workshops supports our emphasis on education.

    Between exhibition installs the warehouse space is transformed into an all ages music venue. Exceptional local and national acts are invited for a once monthly Friday and Saturday evening program. Focused on providing a safe community site for young people, the events are ticketed, alcohol free and all-inclusive. 

    Pricing Terms

    Community Room:

    Commercial Rate

    Full day: $600

    Half day: $300

    Community and Not-for-Profit

    Full day: $300

    Half day: $150

    Gallery Space:

    Rates from $800 (rate is determined by number of anticipated guests, length of rental and expectation of venue).

    Lease Conditions

    Community Room

    Non-affiliated organisations will be permitted to rent the lower level community on application.

    Venue Hire

    The Outer Space gallery can be hired for private events or functions.

    Please note that Outer Space ARI has a curated program and does not allow the exhibition of other artworks.

    Capacity: Up to 300 guests standing, including all gallery spaces.

    Rental area: We have 3 interconnected galleries available for hire. .

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftDrawingExhibitionsInstallationMeetingsMusic / SoundOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyResidencySculptureWorkshopsWriting


    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Floorplan Download


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