The ARTmakas Project
Type of space: Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Office Space, Pop-up Space, Retail Space, Visual Art Studio
artmakas is a visual arts ARI with galleries, gifts, workshops and studio spaces, operating under the aegis of the Macleay Valley Arts Council. The Macleay region has an extensive supply of creatives, many of whom are socially and geographically isolated from both each other and the wider arts community.
Our focus is twofold: providing a networking, exhibition, marketing and skill-sharing resource for local artists, and increasing access to the arts & fostering engagement with the local community - especially those who may feel excluded by the perceived elitism of a "fine art" label.
Hours are flexible, locations are per the Renew model - a movable feast! Currently we occupy premises generously leased by the regional ALC trust. The Belgrave St premises has several gallery areas available for solo or group exhibitions starting at $60 pw. Pop in and see us next time you're in Kempsey, and for more information SMS or email via the contact form.
1 hr on-street outside, several free all-day lots within 2 mins walk.