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CALL FOR ARTISTS - ArtSpace at Space2b

BY Karen Hopkins Volunteer ArtSpace Manager at Space2b | 01-Aug-2018
Call for Artists for 2019 ! (fully booked for 2018)
A gallery with a difference! in St Kilda Melbourne.

Open Tues-Sat ! Very reasonable rates solo or group shows open to ALL artists emerging and established !

Space2b is a social enterprise supporting newly arrived migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum to become financially independent. We do this through: connecting people; assisting them in their creative enterprise; facilitating workplace training and business mentoring; we support our participants to thrive. Holding your Art Exhibition or Workshop in our ArtSpace helps us enable this.

Our creative community workspace includes a retail outlet, Café, gallery, design studio, workshop and small business hub in the City of Port Phillip.

Your exhibition will be publicised through our wide database and through social media and you will have the support of our ArtSpace Gallery team of professional artists throughout your opening and exhibition and your sales are managed through the retail outlet.

Holding your Art Exhibition or workshops in our ArtSpace helps us enable this:- Space2b is a social enterprise supporting newly arrived migrants, refugees and people seeking asylum to become financially independent. We do this through: connecting people; assisting them in their creative enterprise; facilitating workplace training and business mentoring; we support our participants to thrive.

Our creative community workspace includes a retail outlet, Café, gallery, design studio, workshop and small business hub in the City of Port Phillip. Participants are able to build on their existing skills, increase their language skills and work with other designers to further their creative and economic independence.

Space2b is an innovative social enterprise which is multifaceted in its approach. It creates numerous opportunities for new migrants and refugees to work, train and participate. Our model is a fully inclusive one, whereby every aspect of our business provides an opportunity for the local community to connect with new migrants and refugees. This model is at the very core of the ethos of its founders – Mariam Issa, a Somali refugee and Janine Lawrie, an established designer from an English language background.

Space2b achieves its aims through three key employment pathway programs that we offer culturally diverse communities:

Space2Fly - Individually designed creative and business mentoring Space2Work - Work experience in our: retail outlet, café, gallery, events; workshops and all other aspects of the social enterprise.

Space2Connect - Activities, workshops and events that connects culturally diverse communities with the wider public.

Past Art exhibitions have included

Street artists:BE free and Suki “Threads “
Ondru”Voiceless Journeys” -Photography exhibition and Book Launch and evening Talk
Mary Gregory “Reflections”
Paintings for Peace -Community exhibition
Group exhibition of Art therapists and workshop–“The Art of Process”
Group exhibition by mural artists commissioned by City of Port Phillip “Imagining Laneways”
Exhibition by Anne Ketterer & Rosemary Williams curated by Panoply gallery
Natasha Rabbidge “Random acts of Beauty” Photographs
MAFA Globlal Citizenship
Bronte Meschers Exhibition :” Seeing “
Current Exhibition Russel Compte “Donk” Paintings from the shed

TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE