Off The Rails Dunkeld

Type of space: Art Gallery, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Office Space, Pop-up Space, Residency, Visual Art Studio, Multi-use Space

    A creative destination, Dunkeld celebrates nature and provides inspiration for artists from all media. Off The Rails Dunkeld is an artist’s studio and inclusive community art space, set amid one of Australia’s most dramatic and picturesque landscapes.

    OTR Dunkeld invite artists to work in the newly renovated c1875 Dunkeld railway station which has been converted into a fully accessible contemporary light-filled studio. OTR Dunkeld provides opportunities for cultural exchange in Dunkeld and throughout the wider Southern Grampians Region.

    The studio offers a flexible working space of 13.6 x 5 metres and undercover outdoor area with adjacent kitchenette, toilet and storage facilities. Managed by a local group of artists, the studio is available for approved short-term rental.

    The studio space offers a private sanctuary to create or to exhibit and engage with the community and visitors. 

    Pricing Terms

    Creative Carriage - Casual collaborative working space - $25.00 per half day/$35 for full day

    Workshop space - $60 per half day/$95 for full day

    Artists Retreat - Exclusive use of the space - $135.00 per week

    Artists who choose to deliver kids workshops will be required to have a current working with children check.

    Accommodation options provided throughout our friendly town: a tent in a picturesque paddock, a cosy self contained cabin, a beautiful B&B, the luxury of the Royal Mail Hotel - we can assist you.

    Special Requirements

    Music must not be audible outside the building after 11.00pm

    Parking Notes

    All day unlimited parking available

    This space is suitable for AnimationAnimatronicsArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCircusCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDioramasDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPrintmakingProject SpaceResidencyRetailSculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 81.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 50
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    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    For performers
    • Performer disabled toilet

    • Suitable emergency exits