sub tropic studio

Type of space: Art Gallery, Cinema, Co-Working Space, Dance Studio, Design Studio, Fashion Studio, Hackerspace, Hot Desk, Markets, Music Performance Venue, Non Traditional, Performance venue, Photography and Film Location, Pop-up Space, Residency, Visual Art Studio, Multi-use Space

    sub tropic studio is home to a lightbox gallery, artist studios and workshop space for hire. A creative space located in a sub-terrarium bus station, designed as a testing ground for contemporary, experimental art and design. Contact us to apply for one of the following spaces. 


    A dedicated, lockable studio with priority access to gallery and workshop space.

    Currently Full - Join the Waiting List


    Dedicated desk space (lockable scaffold based on availability). Access to communal spaces for hot desking, workshops, events and exhibitions.

    $44 per week



    Workshops / Meetings / Meet-ups

    $18 per week


    Workshops / Meetings / Meet-ups

    Hold your next creative workshop here. Large table for seating up to 12 (more available), free fast speed internet,  kitchenette, gallery wall.

    $25 per hour



    Open plan space can accommodate 80 people, suitable for exhibitions, talks, meet-ups, screenings. 

    $25 per hour

    *Minimum three hours

    *Events over 50 people incur cleaning fee.



    - Projector​

    - Lightboxes

    - Screen

    - AV

    - Bar

    - Catering


    This space is supported by Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and designed to help artists access affordable space to create. 

    sub tropic studio curates a program of exhibitions, workshops and activities that aim to challenge, entertain, educate, excite and unite audiences. 


    This space is suitable for AnimationArchitectureArts and CraftCo-workingDesk-based workDigital DesktopDioramasDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationMusic / SoundOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotoshootsPodcastsPrintmakingProject SpacePublic art installationResidencyScreen printingSculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWorkshopsWriting


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance