Outer Space houses six affordable artist studios, which are available for short-term or long-term lease. Our studios are currently full. To join the waiting list please email email@example.com.
CURRENT STUDIO ARTISTS
Holly Anderson works primarily with painting as a practice for investigating anxious bodily and psychic sensations. An awareness of the body as a form messily embedded within threatened ecologies belies this interest. With continual reference to the bathers and sunlit landscapes of classical romantic landscape painting, various ways the body might be more strangely implicated in these systems are tentatively explored.In 2017 she completed a BFA with Honours at the Queensland College of Art where she now holds a sessional teaching position.
Alethea Beetson is a kabi kabi/gubbi gubbi + wiradjuri artist and producer. In 2013, she founded Digi Youth Arts, a not-for-profit arts organisation that shares the stories of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Alethea represented her community as a delegate at the 2016 Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam. With a background in law, she has also delivered speeches as part of the Recognise campaign, on the ways that treaty, sovereignty and Constitutional recognition can co-exist. More recently, Alethea worked as the Indigenous Engagement Coordinator at the Queensland Museum, and was the Curator of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program at Festival 2018 Brisbane. Currently, Alethea is the First Nations Producer at BIGSOUND, the Artistic Director of Digi Youth Arts, and a First Nations Producer at Horizon Festival.
Sebastian Moody is a conceptual artist whose characteristic text works speak to the general public as messages in communal transitionary spaces, such as vehicular underpasses and building walls. Memorable as mantras or philosophical propositions, they offer moments of pause and contemplation within busy urban environments. He is represented by Onespace Gallery, Brisbane. Moody lives and works in Brisbane. Moody’s projects and presentations have appeared at the New York Art Book Fair, Semi-Permanent Sydney, Brisbane International Airport, Bus Projects, Mild Manners, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Next Wave Festival, Linden Contemporary Art Space, Bundaberg Arts Centre, Queensland Art Gallery, Museum of Brisbane, The Goodwill Bridge, The Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, and Southbank Parklands. He received a Master of Museum Studies from the University of Queensland in 2009 and holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Queensland University of Technology.
Savannah Jarvis is a Brisbane-based visual artist whose paintings are underpinned by the belief that metaphor, allegory, and discursiveness are powerful ways to communicate situational complexity. Her paintings circumvent literal depictions of their subjects and instead combine discrete images onto a single surface to elaborate the attendant concerns of the work; exploring the ways painting as a form of sign production can uniquely communicate phenomenological experiences — specifically where language fails. In 2018 she completed a BFA at the Queensland College of Art.
Emmalyn Hawthorne is an installation artist and writer interested in wilful self-deception. Her work
explores how collage methods applied to paper, text, light, and space might materially reflect and
affect a physical and perceptual editing of experience. While the editing that underpins these self-deceptions can be tenuous, fleeting, and, often, futile, Hawthorne’s exploration recognises something quite human and honest in the unflagging search for ways to negotiate a world that can be really difficult to be present in.
David Spooner is a Brisbane-based multidisciplinary artist who draws inspiration from the natural and unnatural worlds. David graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honours from the Queensland University of Technology in 2003 and in 2008 completed a Masters in Visual Arts at Griffith University (Queensland College of Art). A recent show featured 52 drawings in response to running over Brisbane’s Story Bridge 52 times. David’s latest project involves creating one drawing every day over the course of each year and numbering it accordingly. 2020 is the third year in a row they will be doing this. David draws connections between seemingly unrelated ideas and materials to create his new work, revealing in the process the complexity of the inner logic that drives his practice. Using textiles, found objects, knitting, machine and hand stitching, David creates three dimensional installations that play with literal and imaginative narratives. David has exhibited nationally at Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space, Metro Arts, Next Wave Festival, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, The Walls Art Space and Wreckers Art Space. He has collaborated with the artist-run initiative The Wandering Room and with the artist David Creed in a collaborative duo known as David/David. David has been a visiting artist in the Sculpture Department at Australian National University, Canberra, and was the recipient of the Cathryn Mittelheuser Travel Grant, studying in Paris and London. He was recently a part of a major group exhibition at the QUT Art Museum in Brisbane where he showed his textile installation ‘Quartz Quilt’. More recently he showed 365 Monstera Deliciosa drawings at the artist run initiative ‘The Wandering Room’’ and embarked on a 3rd performance of Plant Based Drag as Monstera Deliciosa.