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. 

    Parking Notes

    1 hr on-street outside, several free all-day lots within 2 mins walk.

    This space is suitable for Desk-based workDrawingExhibitionsInstallationMeetingsOpenings/launchesPaintingRetailWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 100.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)
    • Max. Capacity 50


    For audience
    • Bold signage

    • Drop-off point

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage