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Gatakers Artspace & Creative Space

Gatakers Artspace & Creative Space

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About Gatakers Artspace & Creative Space

The Gatakers Building was built for Robert Travis in 1868. It’ and the warehouse located behind, later became a warehouse for wine and spirit merchants, Graham and Gataker in 1885. In 1906 when John Graham retired, Charles Gataker took his sons on board and the business became Gataker and Sons.

After the building was vacated in 2007, it was purchased by Council who undertook extensive renovations to convert the back building into a multi-purpose arts facility. Gatakers Artspace opened in March 2010.

To compliment the Artspace, restoration works were completed in May 2022 to restore the front building into a modern Creative Space. This double-storey building offers life drawing, print making, ceramics, workshops, pop-up exhibitions and an artisan retail store. This new space offers local artists an opportunity to develop their ideas and participate in a myriad of creative activities.

Another exciting element is the installation of an early 1869 No.5 iron planten hand printing letter press. Imported into Australia in the late 1800’s, this press provides a printing experience for wood block, soft carve and lino block printing.

Accessibility Information

The Artspace and Creative Space are in two separate buildings. The Creative space is on Kent Street and the Arspace is down the adjacent lane opposite the Military Museum. Both buildings have level access. Both buildings are on two levels and both have lift access between the floors. Disabled toilet facilities are available. Disabled parking is located in the Kent Street public car park. Both buildings are well laid out and easily navigated by people using mobility aids.

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