SPACER IS PROGRESSIVE
SPACER is a learning organisation, and therefore is continually evolving. We are interdisciplinary, 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.
SPACER IS KNOWLEDGEABLE
SPACER has 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 SUPPORTIVE
SPACER is 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 then offer in response, which encourages future successes.
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 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 an interdisciplinary art studio. Interdisciplinarity is where people from different disciplines and walks of life collaborate and work towards a goal that unites them and in our case, that is making ‘art’. We define art as a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artefacts that express a conceptual idea and are intended to be appreciated for their emotional power.
Our team explores the purpose and value of sustainable creative practice through researching, experimenting, making and learning. We demonstrate that sustainability and creative practice are essential, as we face big local and national social challenges that are both political and environmental. We believe that creative practice is at the heart of risk-taking which can lead to innovation. Innovation develops novel processes, which in turn can lead to solutions and new markets.
Drawing upon skills and expertise from across our diverse community, we create artworks as individual artists, as a collective and for other practitioners.
OUR CREATIVE MISSION
The work we make exploits traditional and developing technologies, challenging art’s relationship with science, business, craft, education and research. We work for and with scientists, business, artists, craftsmen, educators, researchers and these have included fashion designers, architects, museums, universities, the film and tv industries, retail and beyond.
Our work supports the exchange of knowledge between artists and other communities to understand and value the diversity of our worlds.
OUR SOCIAL MISSION
We want to demonstrate and facilitate positive social change through our life and work, demonstrating the value of creativity and creative practice.
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.
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.
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 we change our own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards us. 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.” – Adpated from Mahatma Gandhi