Tearaway Types Artists' Studios

Type of space: Art Gallery, Design Studio, Film Editing Suite, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Retail Space, Co-Working Space, Darkroom, Multi-use Space, Office Space, Photography Studio, Pop-up Space

    Come and Join Us! Brand new artist space / rent a desk / maker space in the South East!

    Tearaway Types aims to provide an open and collaborative space for artists, designers, or creative businesses with a space to work from in the South Eastern suburbs.

    We feel that it’s important to foster an environment where people are able to see each other and collaborate within their community as they feel suits them best.

    If you want to share the space with a friend, that’s absolutely fine by us.

    We envisage Tearaway Types being a place where all types of creative people can work independently as well as alongside others. We feel it’s important to create an artistic community where people feel empowered and inspired to create.

    The studios are available as two half spaces (where you will share with a studio mate) or as one full space (double rent). 

    The shop front is a versatile space available for tenants to use and work from.

    We are really keen to get to know prospective tenants, how they envisage using the space, and how we can work together. Our main focus is getting a good community of artists and creatives together.

    Please contact us if you are interested in learning more.

    We are keen to hear from all types of artists including painters, jewellers, designers, filmmakers, illustrators, art directors, costume designers, make-up artists, sound designers, animators, sculptors, visual artists, music producers, film events and maybe even pop up shops!

    We welcome both emerging and established creatives to contact us. 

    • Open plan studio spaces
    • Two tenants per space, with an allocated desk space
    • Access to space 24hrs / 7 days per week
    • Monthly rent includes outgoings (electricity/water/wifi/cleaning fees)
    • Shared kitchenette including toaster, kettle, microwave
    • Pet friendly 
    • Large multifunctional shop front
    • Laneway access 
    • Very short stroll from Oakleigh Train Station
    • Close by to the best food in Oakleigh! and delicious coffee at the fantastic Cote Terra and Temperance Society which are both just around the corner

    Lease terms are 3, 6 and 12 months. Shorter term leases can be negotiated. 

    The studios are presented as as a blank canvas, as we feel that everyone works their own particular way. Just bring in what you need to make the space yours. We do have a couple of spare desks available for use if needed (first in best dressed).

    Studio visits are available - please contact us to arrange an inspection!

    Pics show the front room - the studios are contained within the building.



    Artist Space

    Rent a Desk 

    Maker space


    Shop front

    Pricing Terms

    All rates are inclusive of GST and outgoings

    Daily rate for the lease of the front room per 24 hour period. Price includes use of kitchenette and bathroom amenities.

    Note: daily rate includes a 24-hour period and is dependent on availabilities, first preference goes to resident artists wanting to use the space

    Exchange for services – If you have a skill that you think may assist Tearaway Types please contact tearawaytypes@gmail.com to negotiate an exchange for services deal

    The Shop Front

    This space has been created with the intention of providing our tenants with a space to get away from their studios and utilise the floor to ceiling window at the front of the building.

    A large 8 seater table creates a collaborative atmosphere, and the hanging plants will provide a calm space to draw, paint or maybe just to sit and watch the world go by.

    The shop front is almost 30m2. We have kept the original chemists’ counter as a nod to the history of the building and removed the roof to expose the original beams.

    Our tenants are also able to use this space to meet with clients or exhibit their works.

    The rental charge is $100.00 per day to exhibit in the front space for non-tenants.

    To run a class is a reduced price, please message us for details.

    Studio 1a and 1b - Leased, not available

    This room is the first room off the 30m2 shop front, and measures just over 13m2.

    This room is a newly created space which was where the original chemist’s countertop stood. We’ve built a new wall and intentionally left the inward facing part of the new wall exposed. The exposed beams are able to be used as shelves, or canvases etc are able to be mounted directly onto the wall.

    Studio 2a and 2b - Available at a reduced rate over summer! Apply via our website.

    This room measures just over 14m2 with natural light. This room has been left in the original condition of the building, with some exposed brick showing through the old plaster.

    There’s also some natural light which comes in through the high factory style windows. The original roof in this room was removed and now features double height ceilings.

    Studio 3 - Leased, not available

    This space is just over 8m2 and features two original brick walls. This room has filtered light and natural air flow coming in from the back door. This space has two points of access.

    Studio 4a and 4b - Available at a reduced rate over summer! Apply via our website.

    This room is at the rear of the studios. With a nice big window, it’s almost 14m2. This room boasts the most natural light throughout the day time, and has just been repainted.

    This rear room is able to be secured. It has two points of access. This room would suit a small business or commercial artist looking to work full time from the building.

    Art Classes:


    Special Requirements

    Available upon application to the Liquor Licensing commission

    Parking Notes

    Street parking available; laneway access and main road access

    This space is suitable for AnimationArts and CraftCeramicsCo-workingDesk-based workDigital DesktopDrawingExhibitionsGraphic DesignInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsOpenings/launchesPaintingPhotographyPodcastsPrintmakingProject SpaceResidencyRetailScreen printingSculptureSpoken WordStylingWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 150.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Various
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Flexible layout