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.

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.

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.

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 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

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