Space2b is at Fitzroy Market – Sat 15th July

Space2b will be having a market stall at the Fitzroy Market on Saturday 15th July, 10am – 3pm. The stall will be indoors, so you can keep warm whilst you browse through our gorgeous products. Come and grab a sale and say hi to our volunteers. Every purchase helps support new migrants and refugees. See you there!

Fitzroy Primary School – Cnr Napier & Greeves St
Saturday 15th July
10am – 3pm

LIVE Instagram Art and Craft Auction @Space2b

LIVE Instagram Art and Craft Auction

Such exciting times!!
So to help keep things moving we are running our first LIVE Instagram Art and Craft Auction and it starts TONIGHT!

How it works
Our Auction items include a range of beautiful examples of works available at Space2b.

You can watch and bid on each item on Instagram @space2b_design  or search #space2bliveauction17.  Simply click on the items in our Instagram feed and place your bid in the comments section.

If you do not have an Instagram account simply text us on 0430 044 748 with the Item number, your bid amount and your contact name, we will make sure to include you in the bidding.

The Auction closes at 8pm Wednesday 10th May and all winners will be finalised and contacted the following morning. Items will be available for pick up from 11thMay 2017 from Space2b 144 Chapel Street St Kilda.

Auction Item Contributors
Item 1 – Hopeful Dancer – Print
Reserve $160

We are so blessed to have artist Leila Ashtiani working with us at Space2b.  Leila is a talented and joyous woman who has survived harrowing events to make it to Australia. Space2b provides Leila with a safe and inspiring outlet to show and teach art, manage the gallery space and be supported by our mentors and other artists.

Leilas work shows aspirations of strength, hope and love.  Her original artwork Hopeful Dancer, her first since arriving in Australia sold for $2,800.  The print is now available for bidding with a reserve of $160.

Item 2 Large Ceramic Fruit Bowl
Deborah Cotter
Reserve $125

Melbourne based and local St Kilda Artist Deborah Cotter has over 30 years experience working across many artforms including oil painting, clay and mosaic. She shares her passion for arts through teaching to all ages.  Her vibrant, warm and soulful homeware pieces are available at Space2b.

Item 3 and Item 6
No Reserve

Handknitted shopping bag made from 100% upcycled Australian Wool and Hammered copper pendant donated by emmerging Melbourne Silversmith and fibre artist Dee Robinson.

Item 4
Large Handwoven Large African Basket made in Ghana.
Reserve $65

Item 7 Mother and Father beaded artwork by Saida Umurerwa
Reserve $165

Saida has been part of our Space2b family since its beginning in 2014.  Saida fled her home of Rwanda in 1994 walking for days to Tanzania. She spent 17 years of her early life in refugee camps where she learnt to speak 7 languages and the craft of making beaded jewellery.  Saidas two detailed and stunning beaded artworks are of a mother and father and are being auctioned as a pair.

Items 5 and 8 Tara Treasures (Felt Scarf and Cat Pod)
Reserve $65 each

Our felt products are designed here in Melbourne by Tara Treasures, each item is ethically made by a master felt person in Nepal who then creates a prototype for each piece for approval.  The item is then passed onto Nepalese woman and produced in their cottage industry.  Each item is made of 100% New Zealand wool.  Azo-free dyes are used for dying and are all naturally dried using the infinite source of heat and the Sun.

Item 9 Refurbished retro chairs (1 Pair shown bottom left)
Reserve $170

Wonderful local upholster of 14 years Lauren Flock turns all forms of furnishings from tired and unloved pieces into unique and homely furnishings using colourful blends of vintage and new fabrics.

HAPPY BIDDING!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fashion Show @Space2b

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Great event and lots of fun!  Thank to all the models who walked up the catwalk and showed off our wonderful clothing for all shapes and sizes!

Thanks to Ian who took these fabulous photos from Bayside Photography 

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Black dress with button detail by Rhada Rani

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Black top by Pretty Comfortable and trouser by QOQO

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Stripe top by Fujinella and Little kitten dress by Lindyloo Designs

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Modal top and swirly skirt by Jiniku

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 Dress by Rhada Rani

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Spot Dress by Rhada Rani

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Red dress by SamG

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T-Shirt by Lindlyloo Designs

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Dress by Rhada Rani

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Retro jersey shirt by Jiniku

Space2b Story window

Every month there will be a new designer featured in the space2b window of stories at 231 Carlisle st. St Kilda East.
In our first month we have the inspirational Mariam Issa, my partner in Space2b, and the co-founder of the beautiful RAW community garden.

Mariam arrived in Australia 15 years ago and has had an amazing and positive journey.
Come and see her window or you can buy her book to get a real insight into her experience as a refugee in Australia.

If you visit us on a Tuesday you can speak to her in person.

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