The Nest Creative Space

Type of space: Multi-use Space, Art Gallery, Makerspace (Shared open space for making), Music Performance Venue, Office Space, Performance venue, Visual Art Studio, Warehouse, Markets, Photography Studio, Co-Working Space, Design Studio, Hot Desk, Photography and Film Location, Sound Recording Studio, Pop-up Space, Rehearsal Space

    The Nest is a cultural incubator for artists, makers and innovators! We believe it is of major cultural importance to provide sacred space for artists, so we designed our 2000sqm Cultural Playground to nurture expression, growth and connection.

    With a proud holistic philosophy, the Nest is run by Artists for Artists. Keeping the space open plan is part of the ethos encouraging collaboration within our community. Currently we house 50+ creatives and offer stunning multi-use communal and event spaces.

    The Nest is more like a bespoke artists retreat than a generic creative space. Around every corner you’ll find carefully curated styling from Missy and Daniel’s private collection of furniture, vintage wares and commissioned artworks. Missy’s botanical obsession is reflected throughout the warm sun-drenched areas of the nest making this a sanctuary for the city.

    Currently taking expressions of interest for your ideas and dreams of activating the nest for your next creative endeavour.

    Take a peek at what we have to offer: 

    Artist Studios

    • 24 hour access
    • Flexible spaces - from desk to premium, full scale white walled spaces of up to 30 square metres
    • Open plan and secure and lockable spaces
    • Shared open-making space

    Permanent artists have access to the following;

    • Free access to professional photographic studio and equipment
    • Free access to Gallery space
    • Access to larger workshop areas
    • Communal work and think spaces
    • Meeting rooms
    • Free wifi
    • Secure building
    • High ceilings and flexible layout
    • 14 car spaces
    • Surrounding street parking
    • Close to public transport
    • Walk from Green Square & Redfern
    • Surrounded by cafes and restaurants
    • Multiple power outlets
    • 2 loading docks
    • Double entrance doors
    • Entrance ramp
    • Natural light
    • Amenities including showers

    The Greenhouse Event and Workshop Space, a sun-drenched open planned space with a lush botanical indoor garden and multiple nooks and lounge areas.

    • 250 capacity
    • White floors
    • White walls
    • High ceilings
    • Air conditioning
    • Kitchen/bar
    • Trestle tables
    • Wheelchair accessibility
    • PA and microphone
    • Sound system
    • Lectern

    Future Artefacts Gallery, a space for cultural activation and artistic innovation. The gallery, doubling as an event space, encourages the unthinkable so start dreaming out of the box for your application to exhibit.

    • 80 capacity
    • Assorted seating available
    • Customized lighting
    • 113 sqm of hanging wall space
    • Window box with busy street level visibility
    • Natural light
    • White floors
    • White walls
    • High ceilings
    • Accessible amenities
    • Expands into The Greenhouse’s open planned Event Space
    • Kitchen/bar

    The Nest Studio, for all your photographic desires.

    • White cyclorama (4.8m w x 5m h)
    • Kitchen and lounge
    • Fitting room
    • Hair and make-up area
    • Street-level loading dock access
    • 14 car spaces
    • Three-phase power
    • Poly-boards
    • Flats
    • Paper-rolls
    • Plinths
    • Furniture

    The Nest Archive, a bespoke collection of unique curiosities.

    • Assorted vases
    • Candelabras & led candles
    • Crates
    • Suit cases
    • Curtains, drapes & material
    • Backdrops
    • Vintage/antique furniture
    • Artificial greenery
    • Digital print cut outs
    • Lighting
    • Ceremonial artefacts
    • Ornaments
    • Platters/plates & glassware
    • Extra tables and chairs
    • Projectors
    • and so much more!

    The Cloud Ideas, Performance, Talks & Event Space, step into a dream state literally! The cloud room has a sunset scape that wraps around the walls ready to take your ideas into flight.

    • 150 Capacity
    • Assorted seating 90s style blush pink lounges
    • Moveable platform stage
    • PA, mic, mixer & speakers
    • Mountable projector with HDMI and VGA connectors
    • Customizable screen
    • Accessible facilities
    • Hot desks
    • Ping pong table
    • Adjacent to kitchen

    Pricing Terms

    We have many incredible available spaces

    from $50 for a desk space through to open plan studios ranging from $75 through to larger lockable door studios priced $250 per week.

    Sizes range from 6 sqm up to 30 sqm

    Please enquire for a full list of prices and availabilities.

    PERMANENT ARTISTS have free access to the following;

    24 hour access

    Free professional photographic studio and equipment

    Free use of gallery space

    Access to large workshop areas

    Lease Conditions

    We have some terms and conditions for events and workshops- please enquire directly

    Parking Notes

    Off street parking available

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureArts and CraftCeramicsCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDigital DesktopDrawingExhibitionsFashionFilmFilm LocationFurniture makingGraphic DesignIndustrial DesignInstallationInterior DesignJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPerformancePhotographyPhotoshootsPrintmakingProject SpaceResidencyScreen printingSculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting


    • Floor Dimensions 2000.00 meters sq.
    • Ceiling Height Very High (4m +)
    • Max. Capacity 1000


    For audience
    • Accessible toilet

    • Bold signage

    • Drop-off point

    • Entrance ramps

    • Flexible layout

    • Public transport

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Wheelchair accessible

    • Wide hallways / entrance

    For performers
    • Accessible stage door

    • Arriving / exiting ramp

    • Flexible environment in dressing room

    • Lifts to stage

    • Performer ramps

    • Reachable door handles

    • Smooth ground surface

    • Suitable emergency exits

    • Suitable lighting

    • Suitable signage

    • Suitable telephone/communication

    • Visual monitors