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Spectrum Project Space is an exhibition and performance space that functions as a laboratory for exploration and experimentation with an inclusive approach to creativity and is a site for multidisciplinary approaches to artistic practice.

Since opening in 2003, Spectrum has grown to be one of Perth’s most important venues for both emerging and established artists providing a flexible exhibition and research space, allowing artists to participate with the city's diverse arts communities and to engage publicly in the process of developing creativity through education.

The Spectrum Northbridge location closed in 2008 and after an 18-month hiatus, the newly purpose built Spectrum Project Space opened its doors in 2011 at the Mount Lawley Campus.

Since its relocation Spectrum has assumed a much broader scope in terms of offering opportunities for creative research across visual and performing arts, design and media, and text and sound, through its association with artists and academics from the School of Arts and Humanities and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

With an educational perspective, Spectrum Project Space attempts to reveal a range of reflective processes that underpin creative practice in all its forms. Systematic and intuitive approaches to art have their value but it is often the by-products of these processes that are the most interesting, yet rarely exhibited. Spectrum both promotes and celebrates this kind of invention, experimentation and intuition irrespective of its outcome and therefore contributes to our understanding and appreciation of contemporary culture both locally and globally.


Dr Donna Franklin
Available: Tue & Wed 10:00am – 5:30pm; Thu: 10:00am  – 1.30pm
Telephone: (61 8) 6304 6906


Edith Cowan University
2 Bradford Street
Mount Lawley
Building 3, Room 3.191

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