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, Co-Working Space, Hackerspace, Open-air space , Non Traditional, Photography and Film Location

    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 private working rooms available in all sorts of diverse shapes and sizes. Some are big, others smaller; some square, others L shaped or ‘octogony.’ Many filled with natural light, some with city views and sunsets, others darkened for photography, video work, graphics or installations. Some are enclosed, others have open-roof for ventilation while painting. Some have carpet for office space, others not for making messy sculptures or construction. Some are upstairs, some are downstairs at ground level... the list goes on!

    We have over 38 private working studios, which suit visual and performance artistry. Our current vacancies would suit low-impact use such as photography, illustration, office, textiles, paiting, writing, costuming, graphics/video, and so on.

    Like what you hear? Contact us to introduce yourself, tell us about your work/portfolio, and organise a time with us to see our spaces and apply!

    Pricing Terms

    Private working spaces start at $280 per month, increasing on space size/floor space. Monthly fee includes all outgoings and bills, and wi-fi access throughout building.

    Lease Conditions

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

    - One month's rent as a bond.

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

    - $50 security deposit for registered access key to the building, refunded upon returning key.

    - Low-noise/low-odour works preferred due to proximity with neighbours.

    - 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 CraftCeramicsCircusCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDigital DesktopDioramasDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationGraphic DesignInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsNew MediaPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPrintmakingProject SpaceScreen printingSculptureSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Ceiling Height Various
    • Max. Capacity 20


    For audience
    • Bold signage

    • Drop-off point

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage

    • Suitable telephone/communication