About Space is all about showcasing people making and presenting original items, in temporary locations at the heart of our city. It's also a chance for groundbreaking businesses to try their hand in a central retail space.
The projects we support have a local focus and must bring new and unique ideas to our CBD. About Space's pop-up shops and community displays give our local artists, community groups and entrepreneurs a chance to shine.
Common Ground Hub
About Space is providing a central hub and base of operations for this year's Common Ground Festival.
The festival runs from 25 February - 4 March. You can find the Common Ground Hub in the Lower Hutt CBD at Central City Arcade, 49-51 Queens Arcade.
Come and visit the Hub 9am – 8pm weekdays to meet the artists, share a free pop-up library, art, activities and have conversations about water in the Lower Hutt CBD.
The programme for each day:
- 10am: join the community for Morning Tea and meet the artists
- 11am - 2pm: activities for the young and school groups
- 3 - 5pm: share your local stories about water with Hutt People’s Radio
- 5.30 - 8pm: join discussions and presentations on water issues and the role of art with artists and key figures with water knowledge from organisations and the community. There's a different theme for each day.
We're looking for new projects
Apply to run a project in the About Space Programme now!
Work by Joe Mcmenamin on display in a pop-up studio space at 4 Laings Road with Craft Central Pop-Up Shop, November 2016.
See more current and past projects on our Facebook page.