The Old Auction House Main Gallery

Type of space: Multi-use Space, Art Gallery

    Located in a 130 year old building, The Old Auction House is an independently run multi-use arts space which has 2 gallery spaces, The Old Auction House Main Gallery and the Studio Gallery.  Bookings for the Main Gallery and Studio Gallery from January 2019 are now filling.

    The Main Gallery, is a large (over 100m² of floor space and ~21 lineal meters of picture rails) and bright gallery space which sits along the centre spine wall of the precinct, in the south half of the building. This space is rentable for a wide variety of artists and mediums. The gallery space is fitted with adjustable hanging display space and room for 3 dimensional art pieces.

    Further information on booking shows is available on our website, but feel free to inquire via the 'send email' button for more details. 

    ** Community groups, emerging artists, Honours/Masters students may be eligible to book the Studio Gallery, please see our other listing for further details. **


    Artist Callout – 2020 Group Shows

    Each year The Old Auction House curates themed group exhibitions for those artists who wish to exhibit but may not have sufficient work to fill a whole gallery. The below exhibitions are now available for artists who are interested in joining a group exhibition.


    “The 20’s” - Applications close: 15 December 2019

    Show Description: Kick off 2020 with your 20 x 20 artworks, any theme, medium, or style of artworks are welcome as long as they measure 20cm x 20cm, or 20in x 20in. In the spirit of the new year artworks with cumulative sizing are also welcome (4 10cm/in x 10cm/in pieces) and 3d works in 20x20x20!


    “My True Love” - Applications close: 31 December 2019

    Help us celebrate love by sharing the passions, people, or places that fill you with comfort and joy. If your subject matter or the medium you work in is your true love fill our walls with the things you hold most dear.


    “Fall” - Applications close: 29 February

    Whether you are falling for something or have fallen in love with autumnal colours help us celebrate the season when leaves start their beautiful cascade to earth.


    “Wearable Art” - Applications close: 12 March

    No matter if it is jewellery, hats, scarves, bags or any other kinds of wearable art, show us the artworks you create that are made to travel with us everyday.


    “Linear” - Applications close: June 1

    No matter if you use it for outline, details, or shading the use of line can bring your art to life. Show us how the element of line enhances your creativity.


    “Take Flight” - Applications close: 16 July

    All things ornithological are welcome, no matter your style or medium all feathered friends are welcome to exhibit.


    Details on how to apply and all the fine print available via


    Pricing Terms

    20% commission will also be taken on sales

    Special Requirements

    Alcohol may be served for free in the space during gallery openings and events - licensing for sales of alcohol must be organized by the artists.

    Lease Conditions

    - 3 week show periods

    - special rates available for community groups/schools/special events by agreement

    - rental pricing includes overheads of electricity and EFTPOS

    - available for group or individual shows

    - catering packages available for show openings

    - set-up, pack-up and manning included in rental

    - general advertising included in rental

    - artists will be required to provide high quality images of works for use in advertising

    Parking Notes

    All day on street parking available in surrounding area

    This space is suitable for ExhibitionsInstallationOpenings/launchesPerformancePhotoshootsSculptureWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 150.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Reachable door handles

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable signage