A new era shaped by artists’ studio needs

What 350 free artist studios mean for the future of Australia's arts ecology. ArtsHub speaks with Artspace directors.
Artspace. Exterior of heritage stone building

ArtsHub recently caught up with Artspace Executive Director Alexie Glass-Kantor as she stepped off a plane from Tokyo, where she had been delivering a paper in her role with Art Basel Hong Kong and as an ambassador for Artspace.  

As she moved through the doors into a revitalised new home for the contemporary art organisation, it was also within days of her 10-year anniversary with Artspace. ‘It’s weird to come back because it’s a totally different building,’ she tells ArtsHub.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina