AirSpace Projects came into being as a physical entity in late 2013 when Brenda Factor had to move the Newtown-based SquarePeg Studios to a new premises as the building it was located in was being destroyed to make way for apartments. The new space she found to lease in Junction Street, Marrickville, was bigger and so it was that Brenda and Sally were able to test their dream of running a gallery space. At the time there was a enough space to create what is now known as Gallery One. The space was very basic making it affordable but a lot of work was required to bring it up to scratch as both a jewellery-making studio and as an exhibition space for artists.

Gallery One

Walls had to be constructed to separate AirSpace Projects from SquarePeg Studios.

Lights for action

Brand spanking new space.

February 2014. Installation of the first exhibition The Democracy of Drawing 1. Pictured here is Matina Bourmas installing Icy Pole and Sally Clarke.

Gallery Two, The Cranny and the basement

We acquired the lease for the basement space in November 2014, just in time to screen two lengthier video works – one by Maryanne Coutts and the other by Bonita Ely – as part of In Motion 2014, our first gallery/street event. While we loved the slope of the indoor driveway as a unique exhibition space, the risk of someone toppling over and rolling down into the basement was too great.

A space full of potential.

Gallery Two taking shape.

More images coming