Welcome

SPACER is a transdisciplinary art studio for sustainable creative practice. Our interdisciplinary team explores the purpose and value of creative practice through research, making, innovation and education. The work we produce exploits traditional and developing technologies, currently pushing art’s relationship with science, business, craft, education and research. We create artworks as individual artists, as a collective and for other creative practitioners.

SPACER has been developing its model since 2004. We have identified the heart of our model and have named it ‘Purpose’ – why are we doing what we do?

The Purpose of Art, is often defined by the environment it is created within. When reflecting on our Purpose, we at SPACER examine our broader landscape and then reflect our way towards our creative practice. This perspective has determined how we conduct ourselves as artists, as an arts collective, as a creative organisation, as a business limited by guarantee, as a social enterprise – all of which challenge the current economic framework where ecologically concerned, sustainable arts organisations, like ours, don’t always fit.

This area of our website explains how we, as creative practitioners, respond to 8 key areas where we also aim to be transparent and open about how we navigate and respond to them. They are the following:

Environment

Politics

Institutions

Money

Ethics

Language

Space

People

“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.”

 Mahatma Gandhi