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Success story: 'The Ward' Studios, Leederville
Artsource’s first studio complex close to Perth city, The Ward in Leederville, was given a new lease on life when it was transformed into an artistic hub in 2012. This vacant former maternity hospital lay dormant for three years before it came to the attention of Spacemarket and Artsource who approached the real estate agents to broker a favourable deal for a studio complex. For twelve months, The Ward housed 21 spaces for visual artists working alongside other ‘creative ally’ peers. While the building was eventually sold by the owners for redevelopment, this model demonstrated the potential of strong partnerships between Artsource, building owners, real estate agents and local governments – creating central places for artists to make work and enhance the places that we live in.
See The Ward studio artists in action below, in a mini documentary filmed by Aluncior Productions.