Late last November we found this space believe and oh my how different it looked then. We started the build in January breathing new life into the bones of the building we had no water and very little heat, it was fairly bleak and at times there were doubts, but the love, deep respect, dedication and constant laughter pulled us through. Ray and I worked 7 day weeks and often late into the night assisted by our brilliant friend Pat McGovern who did our electrics, (he’s got the power), and the wonderful Ed Holmes an awesome carpenter, (Ed Wood can make anything!)
Wendy and Tim from WHAT associates were with us all the way, deciphering our vision and making the impossible possible, also keeping us grounded, telling us ‘no!’ when we needed to hear it and in our biased opinion creating the most beautiful branding there ever was.
When in April we had almost finished upstairs we had our first photoshoot it felt real, and we were overcome by the positive reactions of the kind souls who came to model for us, all really lovely people donating their time for the cause. The photos Wendy and Tim took that day are breathtaking and we are very proud to use them in our website.
It is our dearest wish that this centre enables everyone to find a practice that makes them feel good, that we connect with each other and dissolve any boundaries between us.LIZZIE GIBBONS, MATSPACE BAREFOOT STUDIO