Black Lake - Art and Illustration studio

Type of space: Visual Art Studio, Warehouse

    We have a workspace available at Black Lake - a shared studio for art, illustration and design, established in 2015.

    Black Lake is an air conditioned creative cabin, built into the back corner of The Compound Interest - a converted warehouse located just off Smith St in Collingwood. Our neighbours in the building include a gallery, framers, architects, florists and designers of all sorts.

    The desk space available is an open plan room, shared with 5 artists/illustrators/designers: Sean Morris, Simon Dransfield, Sean Leonard, Ben Baker and Jordan Gianfrancesco.

    The space available comes equipped with a desk, chair, and shelving. (There is also an extra shared storage area outside the room.) It's a good amount of space for computer-based work, but can also accommodate small to medium-scale painting. 

    We've got a decent sized courtyard, and we share well-maintained kitchen and bathroom facilities with the rest of the warehouse.

    The room is lockable and the building is very secure, with 24 hour access.

    We're a 30 second walk from the 86 tram, and close to buses on Johnston Street. A short walk to Officeworks, just around the corner from multiple art galleries, and steps away from the best Japanese cafe and the best Vietnamese bakery in town.

    Contact Sean Morris with expressions of interest, (including information about yourself and examples of your work) or if you have any questions.

    Black Lake on instagram: @blacklakestudios

    Pricing Terms

    Rent is $295 a month. On top of this, all studio members will share quarterly water and council fees, and an annual insurance fee.

    No bond.

    Lease Conditions

    Minimum commitment of two months, one months notice required if vacating.

    Parking Notes

    2 hours street parking available near by.

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCo-workingDrawingGraphic DesignPaintingWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 5.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Standard (up to 3m)
    • Max. Capacity 1


    For audience
    • Public transport

    • Wide hallways / entrance