Space2b is an art and design social enterprise. It has been established to support people seeking asylum, refugees and newly arrived migrants to become financially independent and included. This is achieved through creative enterprise, workplace training and business mentoring.
- An opportunity for newly arrived migrants to build on their traditional skills and knowledge, gain confidence and take their first steps on the path to financial independence.
- A safe space where the local community, local designers and artists and newly arrived migrant can come together to acquire business and creative skills, build relationships and make connections.
- A training centre to build creative, business and English-language skills.
- A platform for independent designers to develop their business, their product, and to showcase, promote and sell their work.
Space2b: A unique, dynamic creative workspace comprising a retail outlet, gallery, Cafe, design studio, workshop, training centre, meeting room, and small business hub.
COOK LAMB & EGGPLANT STEW
Wed 18th November
If you are a food lover and interested to try traditional food of different cultures, click on the link below to see how Tina and Helen cooks a Persian style lamb and eggplants stew and enjoy it on a cold winter's night.
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LISTEN TO IRANIAN MUSICWed 25th November
The history of musical development in Iran dates back thousands of years. Three young Iranian musicians living in Melbourne play beautiful traditional music for you and take you back thousands of years to Iran.
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DANCES IN IRAN
Sun 29th November 10-11am
Genres of dance in Iran vary depending on the area, culture, and language of the local people, and can range from sophisticated reconstructions of refined court dances to energetic folk dances. Event will take place outdoors (to be advised).
BOOK YOUR PLACE ($5 tickets)
Every month we celebrate a different culture and in November, we're focusing on the country of Iran.
This is the fourth in our series of 'Holding Space'. We have a lot of activities for you to get involved in including food and drink experiences, art exhibitions, listening to music and attending a dance class with us.
Sun 1st November
Salam Iran brings together three Iranian artists, Amir Tehrani, Maryam Sepesi and Samaneh Zahedi who explore the influence of migration which lead to a unique combinations of art styles. Explore the emergence of contemporary watercolour with traditional Iranian patterns and connecting the ancient history of Iran with modern art.
IN STOREVisit Us in Store!
We will show you a beautiful collection of Persian carpets and many Iranian handicrafts. You can take home a part of Iranian culture for yourself as a souvenir. Persian art or Iranian art has one of the richest art heritages in world history and has been strong in many media including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and sculpture.