No Vacancy Gallery

Type of space: Markets, Performance venue, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space, Art Gallery

    No Vacancy Gallery is a Melbourne-based contemporary hire-gallery that provides a link between artist run initiatives and the commercial art world. Since it’s inception in 2008, NV has promoted and exhibited local & international emerging artists, designers & curators.

    No Vacancy is dedicated to showcasing a broad range of mediums through curated group shows, solo exhibitions, launches, one off events, and art markets. 

    The QV complex in Melbourne has been home to No Vacancy since early 2008 when a large, vacant retail space was converted into a temporary gallery. The success of early exhibitions led to a permanent new home in QV’s Jane Bell Lane where the gallery has been based since early 2009.

    No Vacancy QV is primarily a space for group art exhibitions however our unique facilities enable us to flexibly cater for wide-ranging event types. Live music, fashion runway shows, performance, major installation works, workshops, corporate and private events have all worked well in the space. Catering and event staffing arrangements can be made through the gallery.

    The gallery extends over 160sqm in an extremely central location with large naturally lit shop-frontage, high ceilings and extensive rigging and installation capabilities. Exposed concrete floors and ceilings and huge white walls make for a flexible hanging space.

    In 2016, No Vacancy QV renovated and installed an Espresso Bar operating Monday – Saturday within the space. This can also be run as a bar for opening nights and other functions.

    Pricing Terms

    For evening hire, please contact for prices.

    This space is suitable for Arts and CraftCeramicsExhibitionsInstallationOpenings/launchesPerformanceProject SpaceSpoken WordWorkshops


    • Floor Dimensions 160.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height High (3m - 4m)
    • Max. Capacity 120
    • Floorplan Download


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Disabled parking

    • Entrance lift

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting