THIS WEEKEND FOLKS!!!

The bubbly is chilling, the works are hung – and we’re ready for you!!!

Join us for the Exhibition opening Saturday, and raise a glass to our gorgeous Exhibiting Artists. Mingle in our magnificent backyard, and stay a while and enjoy a sticky in our Open Studios weekend.

SO MUCH GOING ON!!!

See you there,

K + crew

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ARTspace Newsletter, from April and beyond…


178959_10151121945870633_706143421_nHey y’all,
Hope this finds you all well and wonderful – rested and refreshed (hahaha) from the school holidays. Seriously though, it’s been germ central in the Northern Beaches, not sure about the rest of Sydney – but I’m looking forward to some good cleansing rain to chase the bugs and cleanse our spirits!
We have a few things happening that might interest you!
 
  • Rachel Carrol class begins TONIGHT term 3
Rachel’s incredibly inspiring classes begin for a third tern this evening and there are a couple of spots still available. Beginners and beyond, Rachel has a way of melding her classes so that everyone get’s something extraordinary from them. Classes are run in 4 weeks blocks and only $150.00 per term. Contact Rach ASAP if you want to join in.
Rachel: 0423 982 349

  • Integrative Yoga with Zoe
Starting May 5th from 9.30-11am. Classes are filling up for this amazing 8 week course. We’re really exciting to be hosting these. More info on the flyer. Hope to see you there!
Zoe: 0404 060 858
  • Loobylou – Finders Keepers Fri 6th – Saturday 7th June
We are beyond thrilled that Loobylou candles have been invited back to Finders Keepers in June. It’s truly an honour to showcase something we’ve worked so very hard on and believe in so much, in such an exciting and dynamic forum. We’re surrounded by such talent and workmanship with Finders Keepers and can’t wait! I plan to get ahead of Christmas shopping (for a change) this year, and what a one stop shop that will be!
Also, we have a new retailer. Lakota Trading at 12 Lenthall Street, Kensignton. Lakota carries our entire 250ml range of candles amongst vintage wares, industrial antiques and the kicker – GREAT coffee.
  • Kid’s Art Classes / Lessons
I’m putting together a few classes for the next school holidays between myself and hopefully a couple of other locals creatives. If you’re interested let me know ASAP for first dibs on spaces. We run small classes so that your little folks can get as much out of them, and have heaps of time for exploration and experimentation as they can get.
Further to this, one of our wonderful ARTspace crew, Dawn is putting together a course for regular Art classes starting soon for after school. As above, let us know if you’re interested so you can get the information first.
We try to cater to the needs of the community as best we can and the whole aim of the ARTspace is to be an accessible, affordable safe creative space. If YOU have any ideas of courses/classes/Exhibitions you think we should be running, please let us know! Feedback is how we’ll grow.
Colourful days to you.
x Kere x

Loobylou at Finders Keepers

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We all love it when ARTspace business achieve a little bit of love. We’re surrounded by super talent down at the ARTspace – each person doing many creative ventures – usually at the same time. The place is a buzzing hub, a vortex of great ideas an good energy. It’s one of the things it’s creators (and cleaners) are most proud. For those of you who haven’t realised, Loobylou candles is Kere and Adrian’s new venture, located within their beloved ARTspace.

It started an idea when Kere was in hospital having her first transplant, and was REALLY investigating her home environment including the candles she was burning constantly. Having retailed candles as a best seller for many years, it was a shocking discovery that all the ones claiming to be ‘earth friendly’ and Eco – were also intact filled with chemical stabilisers. People were actually taking a natural wax – and bunging it full of chemicals. She told the Nurse (wh thought she was suitably mad) that when she got this whole surviving thing sorted, she was going to create a candle brand. A simple brand, causing less harm.

And then came Loobylou – the name being a combination of an old nickname of Kere’s (looby), and one of her daughters (lou).

Now, all this time, dreams, experimenting, researching, planning, failing and extraordinary effort is really coming to fruition having been invited to attend Finders Keepers Sydney this year. Loobylou candles with be debuting the entire range of 10 signature scents, 3 baby scents and 4 Christmas fragrances.

Further to that, and to fully walk their talk about their commitment to waste reduction and causing less harm, the couple have constructed the entire stand using reclaimed, re-worked and found objects.

Super excited for Finders Keepers – and good luck Loobylou. Hope to see you there.

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SAVE THE DATE 21-22 SEPTEMBER OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND!

Slide1It’s almost that time again folks, the Annual Manly Arts Festival. An incredible fortnightly event filled with all manner of creative endeavours, and where you even get to have a sneak peek into some of the Home and Group studios in the area.

Come along, have a cuppa and meet our resident Creatives which include Mixed Media Artists Jessica Watts, Melinda Jordi, Kere M Baker, Sara Dowse, along with Textile Extraordinaire Melissa Lovell of The Organic Mamas, Oil Painter Christine O’Hagan, Mosaic Artist Nichola Walker AND two new additions to the ARTspace team, Lanya  of Louie & I jewellery, and Adrian Johns of Loobylou – candles with conscience! Talk about a creative hot pot.

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SO WHAT IS THE ARTSPACE?

Simply, a space for the ARTS. A destination/location/platform set up by Kere M Baker of Red Olive Studios (retail and design). In an effort to provide affordable Studio and Exhibition space, somewhere for local creatives to, well, create…the underground ARTspace was founded. Ten studio spaces, a Gallery/Function area, kitchen and bathroom backing on to a glorious backyard, the space has been mostly at capacity since it’s inception almost 4 years ago.

Our goals and plans include continuing to provide an inspiring space, educate and share creative tools, and host affordable Group and Solo shows for Artists. Further to this we are looking at hosting kids and Adults Creative classes, both with our own Artists network, and with others coming in to host their own – so there’ll be lots of opportunities and perspectives.

The new ARTspace website is moments away from launch, and includes a blog where all manner of Creative / Artistic topics are up for discussion, online shopping facilities from both our resident ARTspacers, and various trusted Artists within Australia and New Zealand. WATCH THIS (ART)SPACE!!!

http://www.undergroundARTspace.com

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