Irene Warehouse

Type of space: Multi-use Space, Office Space, Visual Art Studio, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Manufacturing/Fabrication Space, Photography Studio, Rehearsal Space, Darkroom, Design Studio, Fashion Studio, Hot Desk, Warehouse

    Irene Warehouse is a diverse two-storey work space for local artists and creatives, run by a small collective of volunteers in a former lingerie factory in Brunswick, Melbourne.


    We currently have a photography darkroom with basic equipment ready for use, as well as private lockable studio spaces. Prices start at around $300 per month (based on size) which includes all outgoings, Wi-Fi access, kitchenette.

    Our studios are all sorts of diverse shapes and sizes! Some are big, others smaller; some square, others L shaped or ‘octogony.’ Many with natural light, some with city views and sunsets, others darkened for photography or video work. Some enclosed, others not for ventilation while painting. Some with carpet for office space, others not for making messy sculptures. Some are upstairs, some are downstairs... The list goes on!

    Contact us to introduce yourself and your work, and make an application!


    Pricing Terms

    Prices include all outgoings, bills and monthly Wi-Fi access.

    Lease Conditions

    - Rent is paid monthly in advance and includes all outgoings.

    - One month's rent as a bond.

    - $50 key deposit which is refunded upon returning keys.

    - No minimum stay, but 1 month notice required when moving out.

    - Strictly non-residential.

    Parking Notes

    There are parking spaces out the front of the building for Studioholders, but if taken there is also street parking on and around Pitt St and Lygon St.

    This space is suitable for AnimationAnimatronicsArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDigital DesktopDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationGraphic DesignInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsNew MediaPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPrintmakingProject SpaceSculptureSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Ceiling Height Various
    • Max. Capacity 20


    For audience
    • Bold signage

    • Drop-off point

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Reachable door handles

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable telephone/communication