Tuesday, July 12, 2005

More Bad News

SPACE 3 at 151 Regent St, Chippendale has been running for almost 5 years. Over this time ‘The Space’ has showcased a variety of artistic forms from visual art, sound installations, music, fashion shows and performance, to fundraisers, parties, as well as a place to meet for artist’s talks, to most recently hosting the Australian contingent of the Autonomous University. In the time of Space3 we have hosted over six hundred events and have been a familiar venue for thousands of people who have come to enjoy. According to artists we have met over the past five years, the building that currently houses Space 3 has been home to artists, artistic pursuits and communities since the 1960’s. As such it has been a cultural hub for both the Sydney, national and international artistic community for more than four decades.As Space3 Gallery the ethos is to provide a free gallery space to showcase Sydney artists as well as national and international artists. ‘The Space’ has successfully provided a venue for all artists, in all forms from emerging to established, for the past five years. On Tuesday the 5th of July we received a termination notice, requesting the occupants and as such ‘The Space’ to be vacated by 4th August 2005. The building is to be auctioned as a vacant premises. We have negotiated with the real estate to extend the lease on the gallery space (ground floor) for the next three months, in order to exhibit those artists who have booked shows, however it appears the end is close…We are writing to not only inform you of the potential fate of ‘The Space’ but to request your support for a place that all would agree has played a significant role in the cultural heritage of Sydney; not only over the past five years, but for the past four decades. Specifically, we are inviting support and assistance from persons who may know of parties, both government and non-government, who may be interested in investing in the future of Sydney’s artistic community. Otherwise all we’ll be viewing is the opening of another generic block of apartments…For enquiries regarding the sale of the building, contact Ron CarrCentury 21 R & R Marrickville 204 Marrickville RoadMARRICKVILLE NSW 2204ph: 02 9568 5755fax: 02 9568 5766Please forward this email on to anyone you think may be interested and spread the word. Send any feedback to:space3@space3.org space3@froggy.com.au Support ‘The Space’ by coming to its last openings. We’ll give you notice of the dates in future emails.Thanking you, Melletios Kyriakidis, Shann Preece and Andrew BurgessOn behalf of everyone involved in Space3 past, present and future (?:),x)
+ SPACE3 + address: 151 regent st. chippendale. 2008. n.s.w + email: space3@space3.org + web: www.space3.org

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