Studios

Our Studios

Housed in a light-filled 200sq metre warehouse in Marrickville Sydney, SquarePeg Studios is home to the jewellery studios of 14 contemporary jewellery artists sharing the space with our busy jewellery school.

With loads of space, well-equipped workshops and the buzz of creativity, a tenancy or course at SquarePeg is an opportunity to interact with a mix of emerging and established makers in a supportive and nurturing environment.

SquarePeg Studios was established in April 2011 by Brenda Factor as a space for all things jewellery. Since that time it has been a hub and home for the local contemporary jewellery community.

In 2017 Emily Copp and Kim Elliott, both resident artists, became directors of SquarePeg.

Our Resident Artists


PAST RESIDENT ARTISTS


Become a Resident artist

APPLY FOR A SPACE

Would you like to become a resident artist? Why not apply for a studio space now! SquarePeg Studios is a much loved contemporary jewellery studio and school in Marrickville.

A tenancy at SquarePeg is much more than simply a space to make jewellery with access to a well-equipped workshop (but it is that as well). It’s about being a part of a thriving creative enterprise, working alongside emerging and established artists in a supportive environment. It also opens up a range of opportunities like participating in exhibitions and open studio sales, as well as being part of a contemporary jewellery network.

View of artists studios with hanging plants

Application process

For information on applying for a space please contact Emily and Kim:


View of jewellers studio space

Jewellery Studio bench access

Want to make jewellery? but don’t have a studio ?

SquarePeg offers casual Jewellery Studio Bench access to experienced jewellers and students wishing to make use of a range of tools and machinery. We have Orca and Smiths Little torches, a drill press, Foredom flex shaft, micro motors, rolling mills, polishers, ultrasonic, tumbler, small kiln and a hydraulic press. We have a wide range of associated equipment, just ask to see if we have what you require.

Jewellery Studio bench access is available to self-directed makers who are able to work independently and safely within the workshop. Participants must be familiar with tools and proficient in workshop equipment. It is required that participants will have completed at least two terms of tuition at SquarePeg or equivalent. Bring your own consumables eg. drill bits, saw blades, emery paper, etc.

COST

$65 Full Price

6 pass pack $300

$40 Tertiary Students Rate

WHEN

Most Mondays, excluding public holidays. Book by 6pm the day before.


Studio Sundays

Studio time with a Tutor

Need help with a project? We also offer studio access with a tutor:

Graduate Residency Program

Have you completed tertiary jewellery/object design related study in the past 2 years? You may be eligible to take part in SquarePeg’s Graduate Residency program.

What is our graduate Residency?

The Graduate Residency program provides a rent-free studio space at SquarePeg for a period of 3 months. It is a chance for recent graduates to further develop their own work in a supportive, creative environment. Successful applicants have their own dedicated studio space and access to SquarePegs well-equipped workshop, tools and equipment. Graduate Residents have the opportunity to work alongside our 13 resident artists, all contemporary jewellery makers. The residency provides an opportunity for mentorship, professional development and to connect with practicing jewellers at varied stages in their practice.

In 2018 we were the lucky recipients of the gift of cherished jewellery tools of renowned Australian Contemporary Jeweller Margaret West alongside a beautiful bench donated by Sydney College of the Arts in support of our Graduate Resident Studio.

We acknowledge and are ever grateful for these wonderful resources available to Graduate Residents in honour of Margaret.

“Margaret West artist, jeweller, writer, gardener and mentor to many.”

Past graduate work

Cloud-Necklaces-2013-by Kate Hutchinson
Elena Sorenson Pod

Conditions

Successful applicants must commit to spending a minimum of 3 days per week in the studio and are required to pay a contribution of $60 per month for utilities. The successful applicants are encouraged to make a contribution to the life of the studio, participating in events occurring during their residency such as open studios and markets.

This opportunity is available to highly motivated recent graduates who wish to expand their practice in a supportive and creative studio environment.


How to apply

To discuss the Graduate Residency further please contact Emily Copp and Kim Elliott on mail@squarepegstudios.com.au

Applications are due by 1st December for the following year.

Upcoming Residencies

Summer 2022 – 7th February – 29th April

Winter 2022 – 23rd May – 2nd September

Spring 2022 – 5th September – 9th December

Studios Gallery

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