The Workstation @ Carfax
Carfax has, for the past 21 years, been a cultural destination for many artists from the different creative disciplines. There has always been an attached workstation where the select few actually work from as their creative suits. After a former tenant, City Varsity, moved to their owned premises in Braamfontein, we have taken our building back to renovate and re-open as it’s original mission statement, i.e. a Cultural hub for proactive individuals and a state of the Art Venue as a platform for their disciplines to be viewed and experienced in the public format.
The 2015 renovations have taken exhibition and foot traffic to a whole new level. We created a staircase from the railway siding, which takes you directly through the Carfax venue into the studio passages. The separation with glass is a metaphor for transparency and invitation. There is a genuine sense of ‘togetherness’ from this architectural feature. The short term future plan is to build a rooftop restaurant/ cocktail deck on the other side of the premises. Access here will be from the railway siding, through the Workstation passages and larger communal areas, out onto the balcony and deck. These areas become exhibition/ gallery spaces where cool, creative and like minded people have access to purchasing Artworks through the Carfax Gallery at heavily reduced agency prices.
As a Cultural exchange program, we have maintained one of our spaces as a site for Artist Residency. These applications will become available shortly, watch this space!
We are fully let presently. If anyone is looking for workshop space, we can accommodate groups in the venue during the week.
All spaces for tenancy come with required amenities as per official spec. Should a tenant wish to specify infrastructure requirements for their particular application, the Carfax team will do all renovations. These renovations will be charged at cost and paid for over the minimum three year lease period, as part of the monthly lease invoice. All spaces are charged at R67/sqm excluding VAT. This includes actual facility, complimentary WiFi, 24hour security, communal area cleaning, basic maintenance and a caretaker on site. We look forward to a long and beneficial relationship.
Tiriza by Faith (Fashion)
Tand ‘n Classy (Wedding convenors)
Kevin Leicher (DARKSTAR)
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