The Fox Creative Spaces

Type of space: Art Gallery, Office Space, Photography Studio, Visual Art Studio, Cinema, Co-Working Space, Community Hall, Dance Studio, Darkroom, Design Studio, Fashion Studio, Film Editing Suite, Hackerspace, Hot Desk, Live+Work Space (Residential+Work), Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Manufacturing/Fabrication Space, Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Non Traditional (e.g. foyer, waiting room, bus shelter, letter-boxes), Performance venue, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Residency, Retail Space, Sound Recording Studio, Theatre, Warehouse


    Located in the recently restored Young Husband Wool Store in Kensington, are The Fox Creative Spaces – a collection of private office/studio spaces suitable for small creative businesses, artists and makers. 

    Originally built in the late 1800s, the building has exposed brick interiors, lofty ceilings and heaps of industrial charm: its impressive exterior and cobblestone laneways have been used in Hollywood films, TV dramas and commercials.

    Young Husband Wool Store is now home to a vibrant community of creative businesses: from independent artists to production companies, theatrical producers, musicians, furniture designers, events managers and more.


    The Fox Creative Spaces offer just six private office/studio spaces, and are looking to establish a collaborative environment where tenants may find opportunities to work together: both with their immediate neighbours and with the wider community at Young Husband Wool Store.


    Depending on your needs, each space is suitable for 1-3 people (~9 meters sq.) and can be rented unfurnished or with a desk and other furnishings for a small additional cost per week.

    The front entrance opens into a gallery (~63 meters sq), which will be used for exhibitions/functions and would be open to proposals from tenants who may want to showcase their work. The rear entrance leads into a kitchenette and flexible communal space (~26 meters sq.) which is suitable for meetings, workshops and presentations.

    Photographers in particular will benefit from being next door to The Fox Darkroom, a photographic darkroom which serves a thriving community of film enthusiasts from across Melbourne. Special membership rates will be available for tenants.


    • Private, lockable offices or artist spaces suitable for 1-3 people.
    • Kitchenette with coffee machine, toaster, sandwich press & dishwasher.
    • Communal area, doubling as a generous photo studio or workshop/presentation space.
    • Next door to photographic darkroom, with membership rates for tenants.
    • Attached to a gallery, with potential to hire for exhibitions, functions, pop-up shops.
    • Spaces are unfurnished or available with furnishings for +$5 per week.
    • Broadband internet access and utilities included.
    • Bike locking facilities and ample street parking for cars.
    • 24 hour access 7 days a week with two entrances to the spaces.
    • Close to Kensington & Macaulay stations, 10-15 minutes from CBD.
    • Shared toilet within building.

    Pricing Terms

    Pricing based on occupancy of each space:

    $100 per week – 1 person

    $130 per week – 2 persons

    $200 per week – 3 persons

    Pricing for use of gallery space available on enquiry.

    Lease Conditions

    Daily, weekly, monthly or 6 month terms available.

    1 month rent in advance and a bond equal to 1 month rent payable at commencement of lease.

    Parking Notes

    Ample street parking & secure garage parking available (for additional cost).

    This space is suitable for AnimationAnimatronicsArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCircusCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDigital DesktopDioramasDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationFurniture makingGlass makingGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPodcastsPrintmakingProject SpaceResidencyRetailScreen printingSculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 177.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 18
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Caption options

    • Close seating

    • Disabled parking

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Hearing loops

    • Public transport

    • Seating for vision impaired

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Performer ramps

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Speakers in dressing room with adjustable volume

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage

    • Suitable telephone/communication

    • Video system for capture

    • Visual monitors