Space4u title

127 Stuart St Dunedin

Allbell Chambers Building
Upstairs, Level 1

Ph 477 8228



  Groups wanted  
Right: Fringe Festival exhibition was here 11-16 March 2018. Cinema Exhibition space  
  Community space  

WANTED: Small social groups able to commit to regular venue use.

Whatever small community group you identify with this venue may be able to help you, just ask.

You help me, I'll help you.
Space available for self employed Massage Therapists.
Male and female with relaxation certificate or better qualifications.
Right: Fringe Festival exhibition was here 11-16 March 2018. This video gives an overview. Screenshot fringe exhibition video  
  Art at Space4u  
  Values of The Enlightenment  

Above: poster produced for the 2018 Gallery Crawl exhibition "Life & Art".

Beyond sauna and social opportunities the venue is an art studio & gallery for Mark McLeod. View the art for free by appointment.

Buy art here to support the artist & the venue.

You may also inspect the venue for free by appointment before committing to use.

Appointments Monday Appointments Tuesday Appointments Thurs & Saturday
Most Mondays
Tuesday & Wednesday
Thursday & Saturday
TV lounge Appointments Fri & Sunday
TV lounge



membership proposal for spa pool repair

Above : part of the gallery set up featuring original paintings, works in progress, posters of works sold and pop culture posters.
Above : membership proposal for Bodyworks club members. A similar offer may be possible for a group of friends who want the spa pool repaired: $200 per person joining fee, $15 per week to access to all or most of the "by appointment" times.
Above : part of the gallery set up featuring original paintings, works in progress, posters of works sold and pop culture posters.

Right: Sept 2018. A new inpsirational poster for the walls. Sexual minorities probably harbour the most emotionally troubled individuals.
Too many of us are heading towards self destruction. The solution is within us, but don't be reluctant to seek help if you need to.

Below: Bodyworks club for gay/bi men has long been the main user group but outside of its stated hours of operation other groups and individuals are encourged to use this venue. Any group of 10 or more people willing to commit to use the venue on a weekly basis should contact the manager to discuss options.
Becoming the best we can be

Below: For those who don't understand why the venue hosts a sex club the reason is economic, the Bodyworks club pays the bills for operating the venue, no other group and few other individuals have stepped forward to offer their support here.
Footpath sign art
Sex Club Ethics
  Above: Artwork for the footpath sign. This promotion started on 12 April 2017.
Allbell Chambers, Space4u is on the first level behind the flower garden in the windows.
Allbell Chambers


Fringe award 2017 Left: Space4u received an award for its part in the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2017.
Emotional & physical well being & exercise Space4u is one artist's self employment effort. SInce acquiring the lease in 2012 my goal has been to combine a personal art studio & exhibition space with a fitness and relaxation oriented entertainment facility for individuals and small social groups. The renovation is ongoing.

Space4u supports diversity

Many interests can be accommodated - science fiction clubs, classic cinema/TV enthusiasts, arts groups, gay community, vegetarians, naturists and others are all welcome to hire the space - email or phone (best after 7pm) to arrange a time for an inspection & discuss the options (or just visit during the art gallery operation when footpath sign is on the footpath) . Individuals who just want to relax and warm up in the sauna or use the gym equipment should take note of the Art Studio & Gallery times available - bring a friend or two if you want a more sociable time. Bring
your own DVD entertainment if you like. Please note: since casual access to spa faciliites has not been well supported if you want to use the sauna during these times at least 30 minutes notice is required (at least 2hrs for the spa pool)


Membership for use of sauna & gym is possible for the times given above: $25 per week, no long term commitment required.
Pool area
Above: gym basics include pull-up bars and bikes. Click on the statement of "Physical & emtional wellbeing & exercise" for a readable expalnation of why gym equipment has been placed n this venue..  

Above: the cinema set up for a date for two.

Right: This massage exchange is for all men interested in and experienced in relaxation massage. Sexual orientation irrelevant, the goals are technical experiene, greater body awareness and relaxation.

A women only group may also be established here if desired - any women interested please phone or email the manager.

Massage group for men  
Right: Link to YouTube video uploaded 14 Feb 2018. Mark McLeod, artist, masseur & venue manager at Space4u Dunedin talks about the relationship between a small business and the community groups it aims to support..
YouTube Space4u videos
  Gallery Crawl 2018  
Art poster Rubin Report Art poster Foundation Principles
Above: A poster within the 2018 Gallery Crawl exhibition "Life & Art" on Thursday August 9. For anyone getting weary of Politically Correct excesses and
aggressive attempts to stifle the free expression of ideas The Rubin Report on YouTube is inspirational viewing.

Above Left & Right: Social comment art in posters on display



22/11/18. Thanks to the generosity of a few Bodyworks club customers the spa pool has been repaired & is once again available for everyone's use.

8/10/18. Confidence in venue lease security has been confirmed so the membership proposal is good to proceed. A minimum of 10 people need to sign up for this if it is to proceed. You have 2 membership options: as an individual within Bodyworks club hours, or as part of some other group during other times. For those customers who have claimed a spa pool is essential to their visit this is your opportunity to help repair it and gain access at a considerably reduced price for 6 months.

1 Oct 2018. The Thursday & Saturday evening experiment has not been supported and will go back to the Bodyworks club routine until a group of 10 or more people approaches me with a readiness to commit to weekly use of the venue.

15 Sept 2018. Expanding opportunities for venue hire and massage from today to include both Thursday & Saturday from 7pm to 11pm.

22 May 2018. I am seeking to expand opportunities for relaxation massage while continuing to offer some opportunities for private hire to groups and individuals. To achieve this goal I need additional massage therapists, male and female, with experience and qualifications equal to or better than a relaxation massage certificate. Therapists will work as self employed individuals and pay the venue a commission for each clent they work with. The venue will provide a table, linen, oil, advertising, money handling, bookings and insurance cover
. Clients will have access to shower and sauna facilities.

Mark the masseur EVENT HISTORY

19/7/18. Space4u will participate in the annual OUSA Gallery Crawl on Thursday August 9 from 6pm to 10pm.

30/4/18. Spa pool repair: Those of you who want the spa pool repaired, or any other improvements, need to demonstrate better support for the venue. The venue is, above all else, a community space and it can only exist with community support. So bring you friends, take advanatge of opportunities, buy art work .... the more you spend, the more you use the place, the more we can achieve.

1/3/18. BUSINESS FOR SALE ANNOUNCEMENT. Phone evenings or email Mark for an appointment to discuss options.

26/2/18. Massage group opportunity for men: Sunday March 11 from midday to 3pm. The goals will be to exchange relaxation massage, shed inhibitions, focus on the experience of giving and receiving emotionally therapeutic touch. Think sensual, NOT SEXUAL. Interest in REAL massage is more important than experience - this will be a learning experience, Mark will be present to participate and guide. Limit for this session will be 6 men, register your intention through email or phone evenings (Tues-Sunday) 477 8228. One massage table and 2 mats are available in the cinema lounge space - if you own a massage table please bring it. $12 cover charge includes towels and access to showers.

8/12/17. Spa pool is awaiting repair so will be unavailable until further notice (art sales will be required to cover repair expense - my art can be purchased here or at Gallery De Novo)

October 2017. Space4u will participate in Fringe Festival 2018 from March 11 to 16 with the exhibition "How did I get here?", free admission.

June 2017. Promoting casual use of the spa & sauna during art studio & gallery viewing times for $12 with private use options.

11 April 2017 . New footpath sign acquired to promote the art component.

24/3/17. I am now using the Dunedin iSite to help promote the art gallery/studio component of Space4u. Access will be free for viewing artworks during the times listed in the poster above or by appointment. The gallery will occasionally be open on Monday & Tuesday afternoons.

Note the usual hours in the poster above replace the former relaxation spa hours - due to lack of support for the casual entry "relaxation spa" the sauna, yoga space, spa & gym will be available only by appointment or group hire.

August 2017.
The annual City Gallery Crawl organised by OUSA for Art Week is happening on Thursday August 17 - Space4u will participate from 6pm to 10pm with the theme “Inspiration, Idealism & Compromise”. FREE entry.

8/2/17. Fringe Festival promotion starts today. Space4u will be open as an art exhibiton venue on Monday March 13 from midday to 9pm - free admission.

January 2017. Due to a lack of support over the past 3 months the Women Only relaxation spa session on Sunday will become another mixed relaxation session with an option for group bookings. Women and special interest groups (e.g. Star Trek enthusiasts!) are encouraged to apply for exclusive use of one or more Sunday spa sessions - please contact the manager if you want to take advantage of this opportunity.

5/12/16. A yoga space is now available for casual use during the relaxation sessions - bring a friend or two and a favourite DVD if you like. Anyone keen to run a small yoga class here, please contact the manager.
Above: Mark McLeod, the artist


Hot Stone and/or relaxation massage is being offered by Mark McLeod (photographed with art above). Bookings essential - email or phone during stated business hours the day before. $60 for up to 75 minutes with a complimentary spa entry during the Relaxation spa hours listed on this page. Music and video entertainment can be supplied or you are welcome to bring your own (DVD or blu-ray). Back of body massage plus scalp and feet if desired. This is not a sexual or therapeutic service.

Other massage practitioners with a relaxation massage certificate or better are welcome to enquire about working here.

Right: Relaxation Massage certificate for the business manager

massage table
relaxation massage cerificate


TV lounge for 3 people with small pool table, two TV networks (3 or 4 in each), three 3D TVs, larger cinema lounge for up to 12 people, a smaller lounge for 3 people (this can be enlarged if there is sufficient interest), 2 showers, 2 single change rooms, 30 lockers, 2 toilets, sauna (up to 8 people), spa pool, internet computer, gym equipment (elliptical, Schwinn air bike and Impulse Encore bike, weights bench & pull-up bars - more will be added as finances permit). There is also a kitchen space awaiting renovation. The cinema lounge will be available as a yoga space after some improvements (should be available by late November 2016 - expressions of interest welcome).


This is the art studio & gallery for Mark McLeod. Work on display and for sale is mostly science fiction social comment and some magazine illustrations. View outside of listed hours by appointment.


Space4u is avaiable for hire to individuals, couples & small social groups. No alcohol or smoking. See price options in the poster higher up this page

Above: spa & sauna area with bikes and video entertainment. Watch a DVD on up to 8 screens throughout the venue.



Cinema lounge Left: The cinema lounge with 178cm 3D TV. Use it as a group meeting space, bring your own video entertainment & food if you want, comfortable for up to about 10 people. This is also available as a yoga room. TV lounge  

Right: TV room with small pool table


7 March 2017: Plans to open up some more spaces for gym equipment and renovate the steam room are dependent on customer support. Alternatively, future conversion of up to 6 rooms into art studios is also possible resulting in shared exhibition and recreational space as well as a share of income from the sauna and spa facility - contact the manager to discuss this opportunity.
Above: An opportunity for the gay community. Monday evenings are the most easily available for group bookings - any small social or special interest group is welcome to enquire.
Art: Arrival Art at Space4u Art: Millennium One  
Moment by Moment video
Through patronising this venue you will be supporting the arts in Dunedin.

Left & Right: Youtube videos created on 24 April 2018 giiving some background information to paintings on display in this venue: Moment by Moment, The Man & His Dreams, & Winter in St Clair.

Winter In St Clair video

Art on display by Mark McLeod.

Above: "Arrival", a future view of Queenstown after humanity has died out and been replaced by a new form of sentient life.

Right: Winter in St Clair: a view of Dunedin after global warming floods low lying areas of the city and mass immigration from other parts of the world boosts the city's population. Alkyd on canvas $7200

Art: Winter in St Clair

Art on display by Mark McLeod.

Above: "Millennium One", another future view of the Queenstown district, 1000 years after the arrival of the new sentient species that replaces humanity.
Below: A few videos on YouTube giving some background o my artworks
. Uploads started Feb 2018.

Youtube video explaining art


Above: magazine illustration from the 1980's, "Ecodefence", acrylic on paper $1200.

Archival inkjet prints on stretched canvas are also available from $200, including Rhododendron Auguste Van Geert at left and Otago University at right.

Below: A1 poster of "Arrival"
Art poster "Arrival"

Above: magazine illustration from the 1980's, "UFO Connection", acrylic on paper $1500.

Below: One of many A1 posters featuring works sold. This is "the Greening of Sydney" from 1990. A1 posters may be ordered for $40.

Below: acrylic painting from the 1980's, "The Return".