MLC Gallery

Type of space: Pop-up Space, Art Gallery, Visual Art Studio, Co-Working Space, Hot Desk

    MLC Gallery’s red doors welcome you to 5 Eliza Street, Newtown, (formerly the Library, Newtown School of Arts) is a tourist trail landmark. The red doors have an excellent street presence and are a tourist photographic attraction.

    Located in the heart of the eclectic, vibrant and inner-city suburb of Newtown within Marrickville LGA. Newtown is located less than 10kms from Sydney CBD and is renowned for its character, a vibrant street culture that has earned an international reputation, a strong sense of community and its active alternative arts and cultural community.

    MLC Gallery is available for hire by community groups and individuals for pop-up exhibitions, art classes, workshops, and creative project opportunities. It is the ideal location for both casual and formal intimate meetings, with Sydney’s renowned coffee houses, wine/cocktail bars and restaurants at your fingertips.

    Book your pop-up exhibition, next informal meeting, networking or formal private function.

    Features: White walls with professional railing system • High ceilings • Luminous natural light • CCTV • Chairs & Tables • Friendly atmosphere.

    At MLC Gallery, (c.1993) we focus on culturally engaging art and history projects that unearth forgotten stories. Artists that are change-makers and ready to challenge the issues of our time are driving the program.

    Honouring its history and place within the local community. MLC Gallery reignites a vibrant creative new space and embarks on a community cultural program, encompassing:

    • Art for Social Change curated exhibitions
    • Workshops: Learn how to create socially engaging art
    • Master Classes in oil painting
    • Mentorship and artist practice/development program
    • Exhibition opportunities for students that successfully complete the workshops

    Parking Notes

    • FREE two-hour parking on Eliza Street.

    You may also be lucky and find on-street parking in nearby streets.

    • Plus there are a few loading zones to drop off and pick up.

    • Train: 2 min walk from Newtown Station

    • Bus Routes:

    352, 370, 422, 423, 426, 428, M30, L23, L28 stop on King Street

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCeramicsDrawingExhibitionsFilm LocationGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignJewelleryMeetingsOpenings/launchesPaintingPhotographyPhotoshootsProject SpaceRetailWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 40.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 74
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Drop-off point

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    For performers
    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage