Yesterday, I went into town for the launch of the Makers Hub in Centrepoint Arcade. Glenn had taken photos there a couple of months ago and we had commented about it seemed to have lost a lot of its personality.
This project aims to change that.
The Hub will see local artists and IT professionals engaged to activate a range of shopfronts, laneways and arcade display windows, including windows facing the Little Malop Street Mall.
It will include a ‘Makerspace’ with 3D printers, laser etchers, industrial sewing machines, and other ‘maker’ equipment and materials for use via a subscription.
Co-working desks will be available for rent for creative industries practitioners in professional services, such as media, public relations, digital, architects, planners, marketers and designers. There will also be a studio / workshop area for artists and ‘makers-in-residence’.