SPACER is a transdisciplinary art studio. Our team explores the purpose and value of sustainable creative practice through researching, experimenting, making and learning.
We create artworks as individual artists, as a collective and for other practitioners.
The work we make exploits traditional and developing technologies, challenging art’s relationship with science, business, craft, education and research.
Our work supports the exchange of knowledge between artists and other communities to understand and value the diversity of our worlds.
We want to demonstrate and facilitate positive social change through our life and work, demonstrating the value of creativity and creative practice.
Soil | Environmental
We connect to our local environment and are responsible for it. We demonstrate and share our developing sustainable approach, to encourage others to have a more mindful practice.
Soul | Value
Our vibrant centre attracts a diverse group of contributors, audiences and creative practitioners, creating a best practice model of a sustainable community supporting the circular economy.
Society | Social
We challenge and contribute to improving local levels of reduced aspirations, learning and employment opportunities, to build capacity for change, through the understanding of the value of creative practice.
“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.”
SPACER IS PASSIONATE
We are passionate about the work we make. We are passionate about being a living example of creative practice, through which we demonstrate its value. We are also proud of what we have achieved in the past. We have nothing to hide and everything to celebrate.
SPACER IS DETERMINED
Creating, understanding and defining a new practice is a challenge; so is building relationships with an impressive range of artists, designers and organisations. Our hard work and desire to help, problem solve and succeed is at the heart of SPACER.
SPACER IS SUPPORTIVE
We are an established artistic community with an international reach. We support artists through the removal of barriers to research, experimentation, making and learning. The more involved our community is with us, the more support we can offer in response, encouraging future successes.
SPACER IS KNOWLEDGEABLE
We have a community-based approach to learning. The knowledge which we have acquired over the last 15 years through our work, education and research, is what makes SPACER the creative practice it is today.
SPACER IS PROGRESSIVE
We are a learning organisation and therefore continually evolving. We are transdisciplinary, challenging art’s relationship with science, business, craft, education and research. We think ahead, embrace old and new technologies, working towards a successful and sustainable future for our creative practice.