underground ARTspace

Type of space: Art Gallery, Visual Art Studio, Co-Working Space, Design Studio, Hot Desk, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Photography Studio
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    We have a record FIVE spaces available over the next little while, so get in quickly as they fill fast. We’ve been at capacity for several months, so don’t delay. There are 14 possible studios in space, depending on configuration. The space layout is super flexible, so right now you can take 1 – 4 in part of it for a huge space, or combine two. Make it work for your creative needs.

    Our ARTspace suits any creative field really, and you will be sharing the ARTspace with all kinds of other creatives - we're really not picky about your occupation (just your sense of humour!) The thing we have in common is that we’re all driven by a love of creativity, and a desire to support each other. What's fundamentally REALLY important to us, (and we think entirely responsible for the success and longevity of the ARTspace) is that we share with like minded folks that value the importance of supporting and respecting their peers. We want to share space with someone who encourages others and lifts the energy of the space, as a whole. There's no pretence about our crew (it's a wanker free zone). I think it's a huge part of why we are headed into our 10th year.

    Prices are usage dependant with 24 hour access. There are kitchen / bathroom facilities. The ARTspace is an Artist run space, so non profit driven - which means prices are not negotiable. It includes all amenities. Internet usage is shared between us, we divide the cost between us (capped) - seriously amazing connection! The space is older, but common areas are pretty clean and we’re all responsible for taking care of our own mess.  The age of the space comes with the perk of being able to be really flexible with your space and surrounds. If you want pink floors - go nuts. If you want striped walls - have at it. Our space is open plan, but we all have clearly divided areas.

    There's something really special about being a part of a group of creative people, a wealth of information - and a glorious space, with an amazing backyard to boot. Some of our residents have been there almost the whole time, some new – but it’s OUR space, so decisions where required are made together.  

    Give yourself the gift of your own creative space - your deserve it!

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    SO WHAT IS THE UNDERGROUND ARTSPACE, AND WHY?

    A destination/location/platform set up by Kere M Baker, originally of Red Olive Studios. After a full year of searching in 2009, and discovering that anywhere remotely local was either short term and/or ridiculously expensive, an idea formed and a space presented itself. In an effort to provide affordable Studio space, somewhere for local creatives to, well, create…the underground ARTspace was founded. Now the home of at least 10 creatives at any given time in their own studio spaces.

    You bring your vision, and we provide the space.

    It’s literally an underground space, which is quite special – so there’s a kind of exclusive but boutique feel about it. It's very central, but you're tucked away. It’s raw and industrial, and pretty unique. It opens to an incredible backyard which has seen many days with easels and paint on sunny days, bubbles and tealight candles for events. 

    It’s a wonderful space, with kitchen and full bathroom facilities, an incredible leafy and inspiring backyard.

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    * We are a private studio where people come and go, so we don't have someone there at all times. We all kind of wander in and out (another perk being able to come and go as we please). You need to make an appointment with me to view the space. Please don’t turn up without notice, as it can be disruptive.

    * Studios are for single usage (one person) and for a trial term of 3 months. The single spaces can not be shared.

    * Out of respect to fellow occupants, we don't allow workshops or classes in your studio space. To compensate this, we heavily subside the main area to residents having workshops/classes.

    PRICING TERMS

    Space includes 24 hour access and electricity. Charges are usage dependant ie. set for a painter. If space was to be used for jeweller, potter or anything using maximum electricity. The space is not profit based, so please don't try to negotiatge. 

    Shared internet also available.

    LEASE CONDITIONS

    Because the space not profit based, so to make it manageable and stop others missing out we ask simply for a 3 month commitment. If it's not working for either party - let us know one month before. We've been around for 6+ years now, and have had some with us for 8 year stretches, so you're welcome to stay as long as you like! Bond and notice periods are one month for the smaller spaces, with the larger, or 3 or more to be discussed upon signing.

    PARKING NOTES

    Street parking. Very close to Stockland Balgowlah and nearby unrestricted street parking.

     

    Pricing Terms

    Space includes 24 hour access and electricity. Charges are usage dependant ie. set for a painter. If space was to be used for jeweller, potter or anything using maximum electricity.

    Shared internet also available.

    Lease Conditions

    We run the space not profit based, so to make it managable and stop others missing out we ask simply for a 3 month commitment. If it's not working for either party - let us know one month before. We've been around for 6+ years now, and have had some with us for 4 year stretches, so you're welcome to stay as long as you like!

    Parking Notes

    Street parking. Very close to Stockland Balgowlah and nearby unrestricted street parking.

    This space is suitable for AnimationAnimatronicsArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCo-workingDigital DesktopDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmGraphic DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsPaintingPhotographyPrintmakingProject SpaceRetailSculptureSpoken WordStylingTextilesWorkshopsWriting

    Dimensions

    • Floor Dimensions Negotiable
    • Ceiling Height Various

    Accessibilty

    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

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