Shopfront Artist/Designer Studio/Gallery

Type of space: Multi-use Space, Visual Art Studio, Art Gallery, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space

    We have a shopfront with good natural light in a heritage building, suitable for creative studio space, pop up space, or gallery, available from 1st March - 31st August 2019.

    The space is ideal for a single or several visual artists, designers and other creatives to use as a studio. Also the possibility for curators to use as a gallery. We have LED track lighting on both side and rear walls, making the space gallery ready. A display window divides the studio from the street and can be used to showcase work. There are electronic security locks on exterior and internal door to shopfront. 

    If you're looking for a workspace suitable for studio visits and even exhibiting your work, this is the spot for you! The double glazing makes it quite a quiet space to work. It's a generous 5.5 m x 7 m with polished hardwood floorboards and incredibly high ceilings. The shopfront is well insulated and there's an inbuilt gas heater and private bathroom.  

    Furniture and plants in photos can be left for you to enjoy or removed on request (+ clearing out fee). All artwork and materials in photos will be removed before rental. 

    Not suitable for those working with toxic chemicals and gases, oil paint, sawdust, etc.  

    Transport links are great, we're a 4 minute walk from Victoria Park Station; the 200 and 207 bus stop right outside (making the display window always visible). Tram routes within 10 min walk: 86 and 96. Buses on the corner of Hoddle/Johnston Street bus stops (200, 207, 246, 303, 304, 309 & 905). We're on Johnston St, a 7 minute walk from Smith St. 

    There is a half-step into shopfront and the bathroom is two steps up (not wheelchair accessible). 

    Long term lease preferred but we will consider doing by the day and week leases depending on how the space is intended for use. Please contact us at

    photo credit: Selina Ou featuring artwork by Elaine Suhui

    Pricing Terms

    We are also interested in hearing about the use of the space for any community events prioritising QTIBIPOC*. If this is relevant for you, please reach out to us to discuss options.

    Lease Conditions

    Rent is a month in advance for monthly use and upfront for daily/weekly use.

    The three lovely tenants who live upstairs in the building enter through same front door and will need to walk through the shopfront to access their living spaces. Currently their bike parking is a rack that lives in shopfront, you can share this or it can be removed on request, with tenants carrying bikes through shopfront to living space.

    Access is via a card and code; refundable deposit of $50 for each card.

    Broadband internet and utilities (surcharge for use of high energy equipment)

    Use of your own bathroom at rear of shopfront, which we have cleaned twice a month.

    A deposit of $500 is needed for all bookings, returned at the end of your lease.

    Parking Notes

    Unmetered 2P street parking is reasonably available

    We have a visitor permit (this may be used for a minimal fee, please let us know if this is required).

    This space is suitable for AnimationArchitectureArts and CraftCo-workingDesk-based workDigital DesktopDioramasDrawingExhibitionsFashionGraphic DesignInstallationInterior DesignNew MediaOpenings/launchesPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsProject SpaceStylingTextilesWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 38.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 40
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable lighting

    For performers
    • Smooth ground surface