Metro Arts is transformting the Norman Park substation into the MAVA Arts Studio and Workshop – providing much needed studio space and (and equippment) for local artists.
The Studio + Workshop will launch as a collaborative space for artists and makers to create and collaborate. With cutting-edge tools for woodworking, metalwork, and digital fabrication – artists and general public will be able to access the space to build and create works.
Everyone is invited for the public relaunch of this space this August from 11am – 2pm.
About the Space
The Metro Arts Visual Arts Substation (‘MAVA Substation’) was formerly known as Substation No. 9; and was used to supply power to Brisbane’s long forgotten tram system.
There’s a bunch of these beautiful buildings around Brisbane, many of which now house various cool arts things across Brisbane. Since 2007 Metro Arts has leased the substation from Brisbane City Council – and provided the space to local artists to access.
Since late 2020, Metro Arts has worked to revitalise the Substation – with major works and a new program offering. The MAVA Substation will be a vital making hub for artists, set to come alive with more artists and art than ever before.
Find out more about the space and how it can be used HERE.
The MAVA Workshop will open to the general public on a membership basis and offer inductions in the use of hand and power tools, wood and steel work machinery, and digital fabrication equipment.
The MAVA Workshop is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between the hours of 9am and 4pm for locals to build, learn and create.
Bespoke workshops for small groups are also available to provide an opportunity for the curious to learn new skills across traditional and modern fabrication disciplines.
WHO CAN JOIN?
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The Metro Arts Visual Arts (MAVA) Substation is assisted by Brisbane City Council.