Part of Things is a space to bring creative ideas to life. It is an experimental gathering place inspired by DIY culture, contemporary & experimental art, community service and a ferocious pursuit of “how could this be better?”
Part of Things is being created for and by Riverlanders in their 20’s and 30’s, officially adults but still experimenting and figuring it all out.
The plan is:
A multi-use micro gallery, performance & workshop space
A 2 x desk co-working and ‘accidental’ meeting space
A small makers space with access to sewing machine, printer, paper, crafting materials
A dedicated reading room, which can also be used as a small private meeting space
Small foyer exhibition space & a cosy kitchen hub
A curated program of events and activities that activate all of these spaces with a holistic strategy to build future capacity.
Part of Things has a two-year community lease from the Berri Barmera Council to test the idea at Hawdon Chambers, Barmera and see what we can grow together.
Anyone who wants to be part of designing the physical space and/or programming activities and events is invited to attend one or more Planning Things in Feb/March 2019 (see events tab on the facebook page for details).
Part of Things will be open to everyone else in mid 2019.
The behind the scenes nitty gritty:
Part of Things is the heart and brain child of Riverland based creative practitioner Alysha Herrmann. Alysha is taking on the responsibility and risk of Part of Things by paying the rent, the insurance and the registration of the business name attached to her sole trader ABN but Part of Things is a not-for-profit community project with an intention to develop towards a social enterprise model with shared ownership. Towards this end and for transparency Alysha will be actively sharing a working budget for Part of Things and continuing to create opportunities for others to be involved in the management side as Part of Things evolves.
If you love what we’re doing and want to say thanks, you can buy us a virtual coffee here.
If you want to contribute financially in a bigger way, more regularly or as a sponsor to make more programming, events, activities and awesomeness happen contact us here.
Alysha has been supported and assisted by the fabulous creative brains of ex-Riverlanders Brianna Obst and Shaylee Leach to develop the pitch for Part of Things to the Berri Barmera Council and bring the idea to life to date.
Alysha, Shay and Bri are all proud alumni of Riverland Youth Theatre and excited to be re-activating a space that was once the home of RYT into a new vision and resource for adults in the Riverland.
Join in and be Part of Things.