Events & Opportunities

m a k e & m a r v e l

A Space Studio & Gallery night market event like never before from the historic 1907 Dalgety & Co building situated at 18 Saint Hill Street.

Save the Date! 3 Nights ∣ 19th – 21st November 2020, 4.30- 8.30pm ∣ Indoor Night Market ∣ 20+ Stalls ∣ Workshops ∣ Live Demos

Stay tuned as we release more information about this exciting new event & call for stall holders!

We are delighted to promote:

m a k e   &  m a r v e l  workshops:

19th- 21st November 2020

C H E E S E M A K I N G: marinated feta

Learn the art of making feta – and take away your own jar filled with delicious marinated feta.

Learn the art of making feta – I will start a feta in the workshop – through to the curd stage. From there we will assemble your very first marinated feta – with herbs and oil.

This is a hands on class with just a few things to bring to class – a small jar – approx 200mls with a lid, any fresh hardwood herbs that you may like to use. A small bag to carry home your treat.
Everything else will be provided – feta, oils, herbs dried and fresh, tags, pens and string for labelling. Full recipes will be available for you to keep and other cheesemaking products will be on sale after the workshop.

When: Thursday 19th November
{Class 1} : 4.30-6.00pm {click here to book now}
{Class 2} : 6.30-8pm {click here to book now}

Cost: $45 per person

Space is limited to 10 people per workshop {with two classes provided}

F E L T I N G:

sturdy felted coasters

Come and create with artist Susan Shand a pair of colourful felt coasters or a single hot-pot mat to take home.

When: Friday 20th November
{Class 1} : 4.30-6.00pm {click here to book now}
Cost: $45 per person

No felting experience necessary and all fibres are provided

Space is limited to 10 people per workshop {with two unique classes provided}

F E L T I N G:

felted flowers

In this workshop you will experience the magic of felting wool fibres into a flower with artist Susan Shand.

When: Friday 20th November
{Class 2} : 6.30-8.00pm {click here to book now}
Cost: $45 per person

No felting experience necessary and all fibres are provided

Space is limited to 10 people per workshop {with two unique classes provided}


Bring your imagination along to Space to design and print your own reusable gift wrapping cloth, in this workshop for kids aged 7 – 12.

When: Saturday 21st November
Ages 7-9: 4.30-6.00pm {click here to book now}
Ages 10-12: 6.30-8pm {click here to book now}

Get inspired by the Japanese art of furoshiki. the ancient Japanese art of wrapping fabric and tying it different ways to present and carry a gift: no paper, no sticky tape, no ribbon and no waste. Learn ways of making re-usable stamps for printing paper and cloth.

In this workshop, lead by art educator Alice Fennessy, we will create 1 – 2 gift wrapping cloths, plus some re-usable stamps from recycled materials. Kids will also leave with a little guide for making and wrapping their furoshiki at home.

Places limited to 10 kids per workshop. Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little messy.

SOUND SESSIONS at Space are back!

October SOUND SESSION with The Urban Angels

Terry Sarten & John Scudder

Sing Song Sing

The Urban Angels – aka John Scudder on double bass and Terry Sarten – guitar and vocals will be playing a short run of shows featuring original material later this month. The Urban Angels note that it is has been great working with venues that support original writing.

One of those shows will be Sat 31st Oct at Space Studio and Gallery, 18 Hill Street Whanganui.

Terry says he has been working on writing new material with the aim of adding at least 4 new songs to the set list and debut them in the session room at the Palmerston North Library Oct 25th then on Oct 31st at Space Studio and Gallery, 18 Saint Hill Street Whanganui

Please keep an eye on Terry’s website; for the new songs as they progress from fledgling sing-lets to fully developed music and lyrics.


31st October, doors open 5.30pm (to start 6pm)

Tickets $10 (+ booking fee) via Eventbrite

As an intimate venue we recommend for all our events to pre-book.


KUPE, August 2020. Photographer: Sarah Williams.


Terry Sarten & John Scudder, Even Angels Get the Blues, June, 2020. Photographer: Sarah Williams


POSTPONED TO: Tuesday 1st December 2020, 6pm (Doors open 5.30pm)

Seats- $20 each

We advise for all our events to pre-purchase tickets due to popularity, to purchase tickets visit: Eventbrite

The young Australian born and Nashville based virtuoso recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of his generation’ brings his world tour back home!

The story goes that Daniel Champagne first picked up his instrument of choice as a 5-year-old following in the footsteps of a music father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing wherever he could, honing his craft and developing the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road without looking back.

The following years have seen him release four studio albums, tour relentlessly around the globe with upwards of 300 shows per year, play some of the biggest festivals under the sun and share stages with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

Daniel is now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for dropping jaws, making crowds buzz and breaking guitars wherever he goes

Do not miss this show. They have been selling out all over the world!


“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in the thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.” The Firefly Column, USA

Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.” The Indie Blender, CANADA

“reinventing roots guitar” Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA

Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’, AUSTRALIA

2019 Events:

KUPE, EP Launch, supported by Abigail Livesay & Elise Goodge, December 2019. Photographer: Sarah Williams.

Sound Sessions, Ebony Lamb supported by Juliet McLean, November 2019. Photographer: Sarah Williams.

Sound Sessions, Castlecliff Lights supported by Dylan Stanford, October 2019. Photographer: Sarah Williams

Cath Bishop, Women Mean Business, Book Launch, in conjunction with Otago University Press & The Whanganui Literary Festival, October 2019. Photographer: Sarah Williams

Sound Sessions, AWA, August 2019. Photographer: Sarah Williams

Sound Sessions, Terry Sarten & John Scudder, June 2019. Photographer: Sarah Williams

Sound Sessions, Broken Lexicon, May 2019. Photographer: Sarah Williams

Space Studio & Gallery Re-Launch & La Fiesta! 10th Anniversary, February 2019. Photographer: Kirsty Melville.

24-Hour Art Jam, 2018, Fundraising Event and Auction for the Women’s Network Whanganui. Photographer: Gail Imhoff