Colour­ful new life for Freo build­ing

Fremantle Gazette - - NEWS -

THE 1897 McDon­ald-Smith Build­ing is get­ting a new lease of life with the open­ing of the Level Up Stu­dio.

One of the cre­ative di­rec­tors, Ai­dan Gar­nett said they were look­ing for a new space and when they re­alised the build­ing was va­cant, they went for it.

“It was the per­fect mix be­tween spa­cious and di­lap­i­da­tion,” he said.

“It has a clas­sic charm to it, the street is amaz­ing, the ar­chi­tec­ture down here re­ally in­spired us.

“The idea of mak­ing the west end of Freo a cre­ative hub has been floated and now we’ve moved in, it’s taken an­other leap for­ward.”

Fel­low cre­ative direc­tor Jack­son Har­vey said they want to turn it into a co-work­ing space for all artists.

“We wanted a space that was in­de­pen­dently run by artists for artists,” he said.

The stu­dio will open with an ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tur­ing the works of well known names in the Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional street art land­scape in­clud­ing Amok Is­land, Straker, Ayres and Yok & Sh­eryo.

Part pro­ceeds from art­work sales will go to­wards chil­dren’s can­cer re­search char­ity Can­Teen.­mu­ni­ d486545

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