THE BIG IDEA
Most of the art we get to experience is through a lens of perfectionism. Clinical spaces, polished concrete, judgmental glances. Snobs, critics, wank.
At 107 we cultivate spaces for emerging creatives to thrive. Our floors are proudly un-polished, because the truth is, all art has dirty beginnings.
Stepping into 107 is a bit like stepping inside the creative mind. Experiments happen and shit gets weird – but ultimately great work emerges from a rich, creative culture.
So come on in and discover creativity in its natural habitat. You’re all welcome!
The Nitty Gritty
107 Projects’ philosophy and mission is to improve communities by encouraging people to live creatively. We are committed to the advancement of culture. With a social enterprise ethos, we aim to transform how the arts, business and education engage across industries and with the wider community to create positive social change and connect emerging communities. 107 Projects is an Incorporated Association and a registered charity (DGR-1).
107 Projects is the combined vision of seven of the driving forces behind Knot Gallery, The Frequency Lab and Token Imagination. From 2001–2005 these groups operated an artist run space at Studio 107, Hibernian House, Surry Hills. Renowned for its relaxed and welcoming environment, the space was home to a broad spectrum of music, performance, spoken word poetry and visual arts. Determined to do it louder and bolder, the search for a new home began in 2008.
In 2011, through the passion and determination of it’s founding members, along with the support from the many people and organisations who gave their time, energy and money 107 was reborn when the City of Sydney’s Accommodation Grant Program endowed the collective with a decommissioned car garage, serendipitously located at 107 Redfern St., Redfern.
Here’s what we inherited:
And here’s what it looks like now: