SO WHAT IS THE ARTSPACE?
Simply put, a space for the ARTS. Well, not just Art, all creativity to grow and flourish and find a space to land.
A destination/location/platform set up by Kere M Baker of Red Olive Studios. In an effort to provide affordable Studio and Exhibition space, somewhere for local creatives to, well, create…the underground ARTspace was founded. Initially ARTspace flew under the Red Olive Studios banner, however the ARTspace itself has been the core of it all the constant, and is a thriving entity unto itself. We are filled with magical painters and makers across the creative arena, creating wonderful, beautiful and functional things!
It’s a great little ‘underground’ spot at 294 Sydney Road, in Balgowlah; which we’ve turned into private studio and small gallery space for local Artists. It’s been a LONG process – lots of learning along the way, but I’m really stoked about all of it – including the Artists that I’ll get to do what I love surrounded by.
It’s an Underground space, which is quite special – there’s a kind of exclusive, boutique feel about it. It’s raw and industrial, and pretty unique really. There’s also an incredible backyard which has seen many days with easels and paint on sunny days, bubbles and tealight candles on opening nights…Something for everyone! We’ve had the studios running since Easter 2010, and the Gallery part of the space officially opened with astounding success on August 5th 2010 with the group show ‘Editors Pic(k)s’. And now all of a sudden we’re headed into our 12th year. WOW.
It’s not a typical 9-5pm retail space, we run by appointment, so call first to avoid disappointment. It’s a really wonderful space, with kitchen and full bathroom facilities, an incredible leafy and inspiring backyard and in the company of some beautiful and talented like minded people. Soon each of the Studio Artists/Creatives working with us will have their own little area on this website too, along with being displayed at various times between shows in the gallery.