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.
VISIBLE INK CLOSING FOR RENOVATIONS
Visible Ink will be closed for renovations from Wednesday 8-Wednesday 15 August 2018.
We’re updating the space to be more user-friendly as well as being easier to make and create in our Maker Space, Arts Hub and Multi-Media Lab. We’ll keep you posted with the progress and any changes to our opening hours both in the lead-up and during the renovations. During this time we will not be accepting booking or printing requests, and will only be able to provide limited access to equipment loans.
– Booking requests received after 8pm Friday 3 August will not be processed until we re-open
– Printing requests must be picked up by Saturday 4 August
– We will be supplying limited equipment loans during this time, so please make sure your requests are submitted by Wednesday 1 August
– All access cards must be returned to the Visible Ink office by Tuesday 7 August
All services and booking requests will resume as normal from Thursday 16 August, 12pm. Please contact us directly if you have any queries about our closure during this time.
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 building 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
Visible Ink is open for young people, 12-25 years, to access our Copy & Destroy Zine Library, Arts Hub and Maker Space:
Thursday and Friday, 12pm-8pm
During this time we are staffed for young people to pick up access cards and equipment for bookings outside of these times. We also have staff available to support you in your project ideas, creative pursuits and emerging enterprise.
You can book our Multi Space, Meeting Room and Rehearsal Space 7-days a week from 7am-10pm for your own projects. Please check with staff whether you need to collect an access card when you receive your booking confirmation.
For booking details about our Multi-Media Lab please contact the Vis Ink Crew via firstname.lastname@example.org and have a chat with our staff about recording and production.
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.