Located in our CBD is a place where Adelaide creatives, freelancers, movers and makers of all kinds can express themselves and bring their art to life. The space I’m referring to is of course Mâché, a collaborative workspace with an emphasis on community.
Co-founded by Daniels Langeberg (Managing Director), Peter Jac Ayres (Spatial Coordinator, Architect and Designer) and Erick Watson (I.T. Support, Community Manager), this one-of-a-kind space has been operating on Wright Street since September 2016. The founders of Mâché felt that Adelaide was in need of “more affordable, collaborative and creative spaces for entrepreneurs, emerging artists and freelancers.”
Daniels explains that the idea for Mâché came about in 2014, however a location for the space didn’t present itself until last year. “My landlord presented the opportunity for us to do something with the site next to the one that EcoCaddy occupies…so Mâché was both a mix of being opportunistic and in response to identifying a gap in the market from personal experience.” The name ‘Mâché’ represents a lot to the founding team – a reference to the raw and malleable space they’ve had the opportunity to occupy, and a nod to the layers of creativity and community that the space allows.
The founders state their mission is “to create and manage affordable spaces that inspire creators to bring their ideas to life.” Artists from all walks of life can make use of the dynamic space – from illustrators, journalists, event planners and photographers, the versatile facilities and services offered by Mâché are any creative’s dream. Mâché offers “a comfortable work environment, super-fast internet, in-house tech support, meeting rooms, kitchen and bathroom facilities as well as a function room, recording and photography studio that can be hired by the general public.” These features are no doubt impressive, though to the founders nothing is more important than building a community that “looks to nurture and support each other” – this strong support network cultivates the perfect atmosphere for members to grow their art or business.
The founders state they’re “constantly looking for more ways to make our space better for the community,” and in future hope to use technology to allow members to “explore new possibilities in their work.”
For more info on Mâché see their website.
What: A collaborative, co-working space for creative people
Where: 178 Wright Street
When: Monday – Sunday, 9 am – 6 pm
All images via Mâché's Facebook page.