Gallery Aurora & Studios

Type of space: Visual Art Studio, Art Gallery, Darkroom, Design Studio, Fashion Studio, Film Editing Suite, Hot Desk, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Multi-use Space, Office Space, Photography Studio, Residency, Warehouse, Co-Working Space, Dance Studio, Manufacturing/Fabrication Space, Performance venue, Photography Location, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Retail Space, Theatre

    Gallery Aurora & Studios is a newly established artists run initiative located in the peaceful & creative suburb of Summer Hill in Sydneys Inner West. We hope to bring and add to the creativity of the Inner West in support of local creatives through solo & group exhibitions, workshops, skillshares & community driven events.

    Located on Junction Road, just off old Canterbury Rd and a short walk from Summer Hill station we have access to a beautiful art deco shopfront set up for exhibitions, workshops & skillshares, a public and private courtyard, a communal darkroom, artists kitchenette and a large warehouse space with private and open studio spaces including a communal tool shed & workshop area & open chill space / dining area. 

    The art deco shopfront can be utilised for many different purposes. We aim to have monthly exhibitions in the space as well as use it as a large open studio space for a maximum of 2 weeks as well as creative workshops & skillshares. It can also be used as a rehearsal space for dance classes and photoshoots. 

    Pricing Terms

    Our Studio Space consists of

    1 x 2.5 x 3m Open Studio Space @ $80 per week (NOW OPEN)

    3 x 3m x 3m Open Studio Space @ $90 per week (1 leased, 2 OPEN NOW!)

    1 x 3m x 3m Open Studio Space @ $100 per week (LEASED)

    1 x 2.5 x 3m Private Studio Space @ $150 per week (OPEN NOW!)

    1 x 2.5 x 2.5 Private Studio Space @ $120 per week (LEASED)

    1 x 3m x 4m Private Studio Space @ $200 per week (LEASED)

    1 x 3m x 3m Private Studio Space with Sunlight @ $170 per week (OPEN NOW)

    Lease Conditions

    Aurora Studios encourages you to use your time here to experiment, develop new ideas, learn new skills, and interact with your fellow resident artists and the creative community of the inner west. It should be a time of rich exploration for you, and we, as the Directors and core collective, will help in whatever way we can to assist you. Our space consists of a shared communal Art Deco shopfront space we use for monthly exhibitions & community driven workshops & skillshares, a public outdoor area for both the Summer Hill community & artists in residence, a private outdoor area for artist in residence, a communal darkoom and a medium sized warehouse space consisting of 5 open studios, 2 private studios, a hot desk, a communal shared chill out & dining space & also a shared workshop & tool space. Including natural light & your own private locker space for added security.

    Artist in residence will also have access to ~

    - Communal kitchenette in the front gallery

    - Access to darkroom at specified time

    - Public toilet & personal locker space

    - Tool shed

    - Front loading dock space (at specified & pre negotiated times)

    - Outdoor private workspace & garden

    - Priority and cheaper access to the Aurora Gallery as well as free temporary use for

    artist benefit including photo-shoots, workshops & skillshares (usage that has financial

    profit will be split between the space and artists under negotiation).

    - Promotion on our website and social media pages (in collaboration & consent of artist.)

    - Negotiable access to all the communal artist facilities. Responsibility for negotiating

    space requirements must be initiated by the artist. Artists must be mindful of others in

    the space when using all facilities at Gallery Aurora & Studios.

    Including this Artists are encouraged to:

    - Attend group meetings every second month to discuss any changes in space

    (compulsory to attend at least every second meeting).

    - Utilizing and promoting the spaces facilities to the best of the artists abilities

    - Contribution to shared communal kitchen pantry (tea, coffee, milk, sugar) as well as

    what the caretakers provide. It will be a shared responsibility of the artist & caretakers to

    maintain this.

    Gallery Aurora & Studios is located in Summer Hill, providing artists and the community with access to each other. The artist in residence is encouraged to attend and participate in all of Gallery Aurora & Studios events, workshops, skillshares programs, etc. Aurora’s board members will also bring guests to these events. Aurora believes these events help to foster a sense of community among the artists and are an avenue for connecting with the public. They are interested in meeting and possibly working with the artist in residence.

    It is the policy of Gallery Aurora & Studios that there shall be no discrimination with respect to selection of the artist in residence because of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical limitations or military status.

    Parking Notes

    Full Day street parking is available around the back streets of the space

    This space is suitable for AnimationArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCircusCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDigital DesktopDioramasDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationFurniture makingGlass makingGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPrintmakingProject SpaceScreen printingSculptureSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting



    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Audio description booth

    • Performer ramps

    • Suitable lighting

    • Visual monitors