Black Sheep Studios

Type of space: Multi-use Space, Music Performance Venue, Music Rehearsal Space, Photography Studio, Performance venue, Visual Art Studio, Warehouse, Makerspace (Shared open space for making)

    Welcome to Black Sheep Studios!

    A creative hub in colourful Footscray for visionary, motivated, and inspired creative individuals.

    This two level light-filled space is 550 m2 allowing enough room for almost anything.

    The perfect home for artisans, photographers, filmmakers, sculptors, designers, painters, events and creatives of all types.

    This is an open invite to anyone looking for studio space, photographic projects, workshop space and anything that may be possible in this vast space.

    We are also looking for volunteers and interns. Anyone who assists can be repaid for their time with the negotiable use of faculties and technical help.

    Black Sheep Studios includes:

    • Photographic Studio/cyclorama wall 
    • Warehouse space
    • 7 lockable studios
    • Gallery walls
    • Kitchen facilities
    • Multiple toilets
    • Various lighting equipment available
    • Photographic equipment available
    • Production workshop space


    Please feel free to get in touch!

    Pricing Terms

    PHOTOGRAPHY SHOOT: Includes - cyclorama wall, studio lighting, stands and warehouse space.

    $100 for 4 hours or $160 for 8 hours + deposit.

    EVENT / LAUNCH: $500 + deposit.

    PROJECT BUILD: $700 per week + deposit.


    -from $60 per week shared

    -from $100 per week private

    *Agreements to maintain the space and safety are sent out upon booking.

    Lease Conditions

    PHOTO SHOOTS: Maximin of six people in total unless pre-negotiated, cleaning of space required, no alcohol or drugs, responsibility to maintain/restore studio, responsible for own safety and safe practice and professional conduct.

    EVENTS: Maximin of 100 people, No alcohol sales, serving of alcohol must meet legal requirements, responsibility to maintain/restore studio warehouse, no loitering outside building, cleaning of space required.

    *Further agreements to maintain the space and safety are sent out upon booking.

    Parking Notes

    Parking available in Farnsworth Ave and Kinnear St.

    1-hour parking in Fern Terrace.

    15-minute loading if pre-organised.

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCircusCo-workingDanceDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmGraphic DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryPaintingPerformancePhotographyProject SpaceSculptureSpoken WordTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 550.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 100
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wide hallways / entrance