About Visible Ink
Visible Ink is a Brisbane City Council program which offers free space, equipment, and staff support to young people aged 12-25. Visible Ink provides spaces to meet for organised activities, resources to help get your ideas off the ground, and staff support to provide you with help and information. Our aim is to assist young people to be enterprising, get visible, and stay informed.
Where is Visible Ink
We are located in Fortitude Valley, a short walk from the train station, on the corner of Constance St and Green Square Close. We recommend people use public transport to get to the space, as there is limited street parking, but paid parking is available at the Valley Metro. If you are picking up or dropping off cumbersome equipment, call ahead to see if our loading bay is free.
We share the buiding with other services including Open Doors, supporting young members of the LGBTI community, Hart 4000 - a homelessness connect service, and the Maida Lilley Community Center, who provide additional community space for hire. We also invite young people to work from our offices.
What is the space used for?
In the past the Visible Ink space has been used for a wide variety of free projects and programs, including:
Training, Workshops, Networking functions, Meetings, Arts projects, Planning sessions, Forums, Debates, Events, Performances, Exhibitions, Rehearsals, Zine making. However, we encourage you to be creative and use the space for any suitable purpose.
Hours of Operation
The Visible Ink reception is open four days a week (Wednesday 12pm-5pm, Thursday - Friday 12pm-8pm & Saturday 9am-12pm), for collection of access cards for booked rooms, borrowing equipment, using the Zine/Maker Space for zine, print and badge making materials and our Art Space for your creative studio projects, no appointment necessary.
Staff are on site Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday-Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-12pm, although appointments are necessary outside of reception times. The Visible Ink Meeting Space and Rehearsal Space are available to book seven days a week from 8am-10pm. Bookings made outside of Monday-Friday 9am-5pm will need an access card to enter the building.
Rights and Responsibilities
Young people accessing the Visible Ink space have the right to fair, equal, and inclusive access. Visible Ink users have the right to be respected and to be heard when they are in the space.
Young people using the space also have the responsibility to respect to one another, and to respect the space. Respecting the space means cleaning up after yourself and remembering that Visible Ink is a smoking, drug and alcohol free space.
If there is anything you need…
If you have any questions or queries for us, please just let us know and we’ll work with you to find an answer. Also if you have any awesome stories, promotional videos or photos from your events after using our space, we’d love to hear about it and all the amazing things you have been up to.