Focal Point Studio

Type of space: Art Gallery, Darkroom, Hot Desk, Photography and Film Location, Photography Studio

    We have two studio spaces available. Upstairs is a compact studio ideal for portraits and desktop product photography. No natural light to ensure total control over your lighting. There is a small (2.4m-wide) cyclorama as well as background paper or hanging backdrop options. Studio space is approximately 4m x 7m with 3m ceiling. There is a hair and makeup station and a privacy area for models to change.

    The larger downstairs pop-up studio provides better access and some natural daylight, but is best used with studio lights. Studio space is flexible, with movable partitions, but generally 6m x 7m with high (5m+) ceiling. You can also shoot from the mezanine level down into the studio if needed. There is a large accessible toilet, with heating, available for models to change.

    There is also a downstairs kitchenette, with small oven and microwave for use by attendees. If photographing food, you can warm the food in the kitchen but it is not a food preparation or cooking area.

    A good range of lighting equipement, reflectors, soft-boxes, stands and background papers are available and are included in the rental costs.

    Pricing Terms

    Upstairs studio is $50 per hour.

    Downstairs studio is $100 per hour.

    Prices include lighting equipment, stands, background paper, tripod, tables, chairs, step ladder, etc as needed. A bond of $200 is payable and refunded provided there is no damage to any of the equipment at the end of the day's shoot. A repainting fee is charged if the cyclorama is badly marked/scuffed and a fee for background paper that is damaged is also charged ($20/m).

    Lease Conditions

    Check availability. The upstairs studio is available any day. If available minimum notice is 1 hour. The downstairs studio is available Mondays and Tuesdays any week and other times as agreed, with at least one day's notice.

    Parking Notes

    Two spaces on-site. No parking restrictions on Douro St.

    This space is suitable for ExhibitionsFilm LocationPhotographyPhotoshootsPublic art installationWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 50.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 20


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance