Albury’s historic pump house in Waterworks Road will be transformed into a mecca for artists and creators.
Albury’s historic pump house in Waterworks Road will be transformed into a mecca for artists and creators to establish a dynamic hub of artistic and innovative output, engagement and economic flow-on for the Albury region.
This heritage listed former pump house is only 70m from the Murray River. With a current floor area of 280m2, the space will be extended by an additional 54.5m2 to allow for reception/entry, office space and toilet facilities.
This project brings together elements of cultural activity already taking place in the community and consolidates them into a cohesive and collaborative program.
The PumpHouse MakerSpace will breathe new life into a heritage-listed building. Equipped with the tools and machinery required across four mediums – ceramics, metalwork, jewellery and woodwork – this space will become a mecca for artists and makers who are keen to collaborate and learn new creative skills.
The establishment of a well-equipped Makerspace will:
The PumpHouse Maker Space project is one project of three funded by the Regional Cultural Fund. The total grant allocated is $1.2 million.