SHAC UP! Sustainable Housing for Artists and Creatives

Sustainable Housing for Artists and Creatives – SHAC celebrates the inauguration of our fundraising campaign to establish a community studio space. They are holding the SHAC UP! Art Auction & Exhibition of artworks by a diverse local arts community including SHAC members.

Fri 22nd April 2016
The Fibonacci Centre – 19 Blinco St, White Gum Valley

A new and exciting model of housing is coming soon to Fremantle in a partnership with Access Housing, LandCorp and SHAC to build a sustainable housing community in White Gum Valley. SHAC – Sustainable Housing for Artists and Creatives – will be the first West Australian housing co-operative to be created in 15 years. Situated on the former Kim Beazley School site this housing community for creative locals will be part of the internationally recognized One Planet Living Community program.

SHAC’s members are committed artists whose practices have entertained and inspired the Fremantle community and beyond, for many years. They are a creative group of individuals with a rich history of contribution to the cultural life of the local community – having worked across the arts with The City of Fremantle and many of the locally based arts organizations, venues and companies to create the festivals, events, exhibitions and live performances that are key to the port city’s character.

SHAC believes the livability of any city is dynamically impacted by the contributions of the artists who live and work in it. SHAC holds as a core value a belief in the worth of their artistic output to create community connectivity wherever they live – Artists are placemakers. They are committed to engaging with the world around them – SHAC’s artist members have worked with local schools, hospitals, seniors, indigenous, diverse and disadvantaged communities all across the Greater Fremantle area.

The community of residents at the SHAC housing co-operative in White Gum Valley aim for the finished development to be a model of inclusiveness and diversity in a creative sustainable environment. Central to the co-op’s ethos will be a vibrant and community driven Arts Studio, a two storey structure that facilitates both a community access hub on the ground level and individual studios above. SHAC members are currently raising funds to manage this space as a unique community asset in the precinct.

To celebrate the inauguration of our fundraising campaign to establish this studio space SHAC is holding the SHAC UP! Art Auction & Exhibition. Works by a diverse local arts community including SHAC members
Fri 22nd April 2016
The Fibonacci Centre – 19 Blinco St, White Gum Valley
All welcome!SHAC invite
Live music, Live art and Live drinks will be on offer from 6pm till 10pm. come along for more information about SHAC and a chance to meet potential new neighbours!

For more info phone – Fiona 0438476233
Look up SHAC on Facebook.

Also check out this link from Radio National where SHAC and the Kim Beazley is mentioned a couple of times in building resilience in cities.

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2016/04/bia_20160404_2005.mp3

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