Irene Warehouse

Type of space: Multi-use Space, Office Space, Visual Art Studio, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Manufacturing/Fabrication Space, Photography Studio, Rehearsal Space, Darkroom, Design Studio, Fashion Studio, Hot Desk, Warehouse, Co-Working Space, Hackerspace, Open-air space

    Irene Warehouse is a diverse two-storey work space for local artists and creatives, run by a small collective of volunteers in a former lingerie factory in Brunswick, Melbourne.


    We currently have private working rooms available in all sorts of diverse shapes and sizes. Some are big, others smaller; some square, others L shaped or ‘octogony.’ Many with natural light, some with city views and sunsets, others darkened for photography or video work. Some enclosed, others not for ventilation while painting. Some with carpet for office space, others not for making messy sculptures. Some are upstairs, some are downstairs...

    Use of our spaces would suit visual arts, photography, illustration, sculpture, etc.

    Like what you hear? Contact us to introduce yourself, tell us about your work, and organise a meeting with us to see our spaces and apply!

    Pricing Terms

    Prices starting at $260 per month. Rate depends on space size/floor space. Monthly fee includes all outgoings and bills, and wi-fi access throughout building.

    Lease Conditions

    - Rent is paid monthly in advance and includes all outgoings.

    - One month's rent as a bond.

    - $50 key deposit which is refunded upon returning keys.

    - No minimum contract, but 1 month written notice required when moving out.

    - Strictly non-residential.

    Parking Notes

    There are parking spaces out the front of the building for Studioholders, but if taken there is also street parking on and around Pitt St and Lygon St.

    This space is suitable for AnimationAnimatronicsArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCircusCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDigital DesktopDioramasDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationGraphic DesignInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsNew MediaPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPrintmakingProject SpaceSculptureSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Ceiling Height Various
    • Max. Capacity 20


    For audience
    • Bold signage

    • Drop-off point

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable telephone/communication