Our short-term creative tenants are a productive lot. From creating workspace for hardware and prototyping developers, to providing space for artists, we take a look at what’s keeping our residents busy.
Rouse Phillips are one of our original Oxford Street Creative Spaces tenants. The studio designs and manufactures a range of beautiful textiles and handmade rugs. They recently hosted a couple of ‘pop up stores’ at 118 Oxford Street (a space also within our Oxford Street program) and riding on the success, have recently opened a retail space at 76 Oxford through the Short Term Creative Spaces Program. This space will be a showroom and an open workshop as well, so interested parties can see what happens between the threads!
Hidden in the depths of a Kings Cross car park, Alaska Projects has recently opened an additional space in an empty shopfront at 75 William Street through the City’s Short Term Creative Spaces Program. Affordable studios for both established and emerging artists now occupy this former car rental site – conveniently adjacent to leading galleries Chalk Horse and Firstdraft. This new venture is directly addressing the crisis in studio space for artists in Sydney. Artists will undertake three-month residencies with the current tenants, including NELL, Phil James, Tara Marynowsky, James Kerr, Daniel Mudie-Cunningham, Elliott Bryce, Biljana Jancic, Samuel Hodge, and Kate Scardifield. At the completion of these residencies we’ll see a group exhibition of the works on site.
See Alaska Studios resident Phil James talk about his work:
Solidifier is a new co-working space for people working in the hardware and electronics industry, and they’ve just moved into the old Music NSW offices on 66 Oxford Street. One of the original projects on the Short Term Creative Tenancy register, this space provides hardware start-ups with everything they need to get a product to market, including laser cutters, 3D printers and power tools, as well as providing access to experts in crowd funding, manufacturing, distribution and industrial design.
Founder, David Vandenberg, says the aim of Solidifier is to help lower the barriers faced by those wanting to develop a product – which today are much lower, as a result of technological advancements like 3D printers, but still exist. Solidifier holds regular events and talks too.
Find out about our Short Term Creative Tenancy program.