The Makers’ Space – Colac

Description of Venue: The Colac Community Arts Space will begin operations as in the Guide Hall, Queen Street, Colac.

It is a huge space with plenty of natural light, space for a big communal creative table, a lounge and reading space and individual art studio spaces, oodles of locker space, a discrete lockable studio and a meeting space too. Sounds amazing even to me writing this out.

Memberships is for the 3 months ending 30 June 2019. This gives you unlimited access to the communal creative table, the lounge and art library, VIP invites to events and workshops and the warm fuzzy feeling of belonging to the new vibrant art community of Colac.

Types of events which are run/held: artist studios, artists talks and workshops

Is the venue able to be booked by the public? Memberships is a very reasonable $35, Creative Otways members $20 for the 3 months ending 30 June 2019. Contact us for Studio Rates.

Distance from Melbourne: 153

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? The public are encouraged to visit and if they like what they see, are invited to become members of the Makers' Space trial period ending 30 June 2019.

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? TBA

Seating Capacity: 30

Seating available on-site? yes

Access: Yes

Toilets: 2 internal

Kitchen: basic

Stage: none

Technical equipment: Overhead projector

The Trial Makers Space is supported by a generous grant from the Colac Otway Shire, auspiced by Creative Otways.  Once established the space will become the Colac Community Art Space,  a hub for artists in our region providing advice and skills development. It will seek opportunities, collaborate with other groups in the area and continue to look outwards to ensure that its arts and culture are in dialogue with the rest of the Shire, Southwest Victoria and beyond. It will be an organisation that enriches the cultural life of our region through innovative, inclusive, consultative projects and programs.

The Trial Makers Space aims –

  • to have premises large enough in which to carry out group activities while also providing individuals with dedicated studio space.
  • to engage and encourage the community to participate in the arts through demonstrations, exhibitions, special events and classes and workshops.
  • to inspire and foster creativity as a positive and sustainable force that enriches our community and establishes the region as a premier arts destination.
  • to support practices and technologies that will cover a broad range of interests.
  • to be sustainable by exploring opportunities and facilitating best practice for financial management and support.

 

Contact Details

Contact Name: Secretary: Lynne Richardson & Sue Tate

Email address: colaccommunityartspace@gmail.com

Location

50 Queen St, Colac VIC, Australia

The Makers’ Space – Colac

50 Queen St, Colac VIC, Australia

The Makers' Space aims to enrich the cultural life of our region through innovative, inclusive, consultative projects and programs. It will be a hub for artists in our region providing advice and skills development.

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