is a community facility supporting training, education and skill-sharing, symposiums and exhibitions, performance development and community events. Built in the 1880s as a brickworks and pottery workshop, it became a Catholic school in the 1900s, and a council-owned community space in the 2000s.
Siteworks encourages a co-working ethos, welcoming a diversity of programs and initiatives, big and small, experimental and mainstream, diverse and inclusive, from dance classes to language schools, queer festivals to design studios, seniors clubs to children's theatre. Siteworks supports creative organisations onsite through contra agreements. In lieu of rent these groups activate space via providing to artists in form of artists residencies, programming, development of work and events.
Free Theatre at Siteworks
Free Theatre first joined the Siteworks community in 2017 as a member on the Moreland Civic Lab, a multidisciplinary think-tank addressing local public design issues and concerns. Free Theatre has since developed a contra agreement, offering performance events and a research project into the co-working culture of Siteworks in return for office and rehearsal space in gratis.