Backwoods Upstairs (rear of side alley) 25 Easey St Collingwood
Backwoods Gallery is dedicated to the international progression of Australia's flourishing street art movement. The gallery is committed to bringing the highest calibre of artists to Melbourne, whilst collaborating with interstate and international galleries to forge lasting relationships that bridge Australia, USA and Japan. The primary goal being to elevate the international profile of Australian artists and reinforce Melbourne's reputation as an exceptional exhibitor of modern art... Visit Backwoods Gallery or email them.
Blender Studios 110 Franklin Street Melbourne 9328 5556
It is a meeting place with a strong underground element. We have a few street artists occupying the space, Drewfunk and Regan Tamanui aka HA HA leading the way, with a few younger artists being mentored by Blender for two or more years instead of going to university. We have set up the Melbourne Street Tours: a famous street artist gives the tour, it starts at Fed Square and works its way through the city to the Blender Studios. The tour helps open up the Studios to the public. We have also set up Michael Koro Galleries – a research gallery. Visit Blender or email Blender.
Blindside Artist Run Space Lvl 7 Rm 14 / 37 Swanston St 9650 0093
Blindside's role is to support and promote contemporary art practice. We provide an environment for experimentation and encourage the creation and presentation of art works that are challenging and innovative. The program fosters exchanges between local and interstate artists. We also maintain a framework of assistance and mentoring for emerging artists, curators and writers, facilitating critical dialogues. Visit Blindside or email Blindside
BSG Brunswick Street Gallery 110 Franklin Street Melbourne 9328 5556
Brunswick street gallery is one of Melbourne's most established galleries with a maze-like 8 spaces available seperately or as a conglomeration, specialising in regular group shows and art prize competitions... Visit BSG or email BSG.
c3 artspace The Abbotsford Convent 1 St Heliers St Abbotsford 9415 3600
c3 is a non-profit contemporary art space located within the basement of the historic Abbotsford Convent building. Forming a key element to the Convent’s arts, cultural and education precinct, the gallery presents an innovative and engaging approach to the presentation of contemporary exhibitions, across all forms of artistic practice. Situated in an iconic building with a ground level entrance facing heritage gardens and the Yarra River, c3 offers a unique platform for contemporary community culture. Email c3.
Collingwood Gallery 292 Smith St Collingwood 0417 442 828
Collingwood Gallery is an exciting arts venue in Melbourne’s busiest gallery quarter. With over 120 square metres of attractive wooden floor space the venue is ideal for art exhibitions, poetry and play readings, dance and music rehearsals, seminars and product launches. email Collingwood Gallery.
Dark Horse Experiment 110 Franklin Street Melbourne 9328 5556, 044 999 2008
egg Gallery 66a Johnston st Collingwood 0414 138 609
Egg is a bright, creative, affordable, no hassle space in the heart of Collingwood dedicated to supporting emerging & established artists across a range of mediums. We are available for 2 week exhibitions, as well as one night performances, events & classes. Egg believes artists should be able to profit from their work, therefore, we are working on a NO COMMISSION basis. Our goal is to facilitate an open, fun & supportive space for artists & friends to create & exhibit freely. Please see our proposal page. Please email us!
Helen Gory 25 St Edmonds Rd Prahran 9525 2808
Helen Gory Galerie has been operatin since 1995. Since its inception the gallery has been committed to promoting quality emerging and mid-career artists that display innovativeness and integrity in their practice. Email Helen Gory.
Hogan Gallery 310 Smith St Collingwood 03 9419 6126
Hogan Gallery has become a fixture in seedy Smith Street since it opened in 1996. Bryan Hogan, Gallery Director enjoys the usual and unusual art that passes through this street front gallery with it's fully licensed bar. email Hogan Gallery.
House of Bricks 40 Budd St Collingwood 0433 177 870
House of Bricks is a new gallery / artist space in one of the lovely old collingwood warehouse semi-conversions on the corner of Keele St, adorned with some swimming Magee twins and a 3-headed Leagues
Check the House of Bricks fb page for more information and upcoming shows
inCub8r 321 smith street fitzroy 03 8415 0321
each in.cube8r® is home to more than 90 of australia's top crafters. each gallery is divided up into glass cubicles, shelves, racks and partitions which artists can lease for a small cost, as little as $20 per week over a minimum of 3 months. Want your own little in.cube8r? in.cube8r® facebook page.
Just Another Project Space 153 Greville St, Prahran
Just Anther Agency have teamed up with Signed and Numbered to bring you 'Just Another Project Space' Located just around the corner from two favourites 'RTiST Gallery' and 'Helen Gorie' Gallery the space will have one room dedicated to Signed and Numbered the other two to exhibitions. Check justanother website
Lamington Drive 15-25 Keele St Collingwood 8060 9745
Lamington Drive was established in August 2008 as a gallery space dedicated to showing the work of those represented by The Jacky Winter Group. It explores the awkward idea of having commercial art in a gallery space, and exists as a venue in which illustrators, cartoonists and designers can explore this same art/commercial art tension in their practices. It was set up to reflect the tactile and craft-like nature of Applied Art, with all four walls of the gallery lined in single-ply VISY cardboard which are replaced and recycled each month. email Lamington Drive.
Metro Gallery 1214 High St Armadale 9500 8511
Metro Gallery is a commercial modern art gallery committed to investing in art, showing important works by prominent established and contemporary artists such as John Olsen, Alexander Hoda, Anthony Lister, Jasper Knight, Michael Peck, Swoon, Damien Hirst, Banksy, Hush, D*Face, Stormie Mills, Ha Ha and more. The gallery has built a reputation for pushing the boundaries within the Australian art world and is dedicated to the development of young artists through the annual Metro Art Award. email Metro.
Nice Cat Gallery 208 High St Northcote
Nice Cat Northcote once upon a time 'At Large' now transformed magically into a 'Nice Cat' with lots of nice exhibitions including one by Leagues! Togs and Lauz have also been there...
No Vacancy 34-40 Jane Bell Lane Melbourne 9663 3798
No Vacancy Gallery promotes and exhibits emerging local and international artists & has had group/solo exhibitions, mag/book/label launches, fashion shows, cinemas, art markets and more. It generally operates on a fortnightly exhibition program as well as keeping a permanent collection of work available to view. No-Vacancy has a dynamic and innovative cultural presence, and can be utilised for functions and exhibitions both private and public catering for up to 250 guests. email No-Vacancy.
Off The Kerb Gallery 66B Johnston St Collingwood 9077 0174
Off the Kerb, founded by Shini Pararajasingham, is an exciting and experimental artist-run space located in one of Melbourne’s prolific visual & performing arts precincts - Collingwood. Off the Kerb supports Australian and international emerging and established artists, curators, designers & sound producers. email Off The Kerb.
Outre Gallery 249 Elizabeth Street Melbourne 03 9642 5455
Outre Gallery are passionate specialists in contemporary international pop, lowbrow, pop surrealism, street, tiki, modern folk, retro with a twist and underground art. Art that crosses over with design, pop & counter culture; their approach is one that breaks out of the typical gallery mood, showcasing a fresh and ever-changing salon selection of original artworks, limited edition prints and posters as well as the best hard-to-get books, magazines, curios, mid-century inspired ceramics and collectible vinyl toys. email Outre.
Paradise Hills Gallery 1-9 Doonside St Richmond
Paradise Hills is Melbourne’s newest artist run gallery providing an experimental space for emerging and established artists, as well as curators, to explore adventurous avenues of creativity in contemporary art. Access from the city is easy, just a short tram ride along Victoria St or Bridge Rd to Burnley St. The gallery is located just behind IKEA Richmond. email Paradise Hills.
Picture Box Gallery 338 Smith St Collingwood 9417 6450
The Picture Box offers a complete range of services, specializing in custom framing ideal for corporate, domestic and conservation framing. With over 30 years of experience, we have been involved with major collections at the Victorian Arts Centre, The University of Melbourne and Swinburne University. We offer excellence in picture framing design and manufacture, as well as retailing an eclectic range of framed prints and posters. Contact Picture box.
Platform Gallery Platform, Campbell Arcade, Degraves Street Subway
Platform Artists Group Inc. was established by artists Andrew Seward and Richard Holt in 1990 as a non-profit public art organisation. 21 years on and as Melbourne's longest running artists-run initiative and public art project in the CBD, Platform continues to provide an engaging contemporary art program to public audiences at its two main locations: Campbell Arcade, the pedestrian underpass linking Flinders Street Railway Station to Degraves Street and the nearby Majorca Building in Centre Way Arcade off Flinders Lane. email Platform.
Rancho Notorious Gallery 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne
Rancho Notorious is an approachable space with fortnightly exhibitions for emerging and established artists, all mediums, levels of talent and training are acknowledged, tapping into the diverse reservoir of creative talent. Available for hire from Sunday to Wednesday for public, private or secret screenings. A small bar is set up inside the cinema serving bottled beer and wine and milk crate coffee tables are positioned at the end of seating rows creating a special cinema experience. email Rancho Notorious.
RTIST Gallery 29 St Edmonds Rd Prahran
Surface Pop Gallery 20-28 Chatham Street Prahran 0416873599
Our Vision is to shape a creative evolving purposeful space to highlight great art & design. Space that is expansive, transformative and future focused. To encourage and offer opportunities to artists/designers professional and those not yet signed by galleries or starting out as we are. Create networks, community, collaborate, incubate and generate more LOVE for great design and art - that’s expressive, innovative, fresh, and engaging. You can visit Surface Pop here. or email them
1000 £ Bend 361 Little Lonsdale Street 9247 6606
If you’re planning a function we’re open to proposals and booking enquiries from any group or individual of any discipline wanting to stage an exhibiton, screening, performance, function or gathering. If you’d like to apply, please kick things off with an email to Amelia indicating your preferred space or spaces, a brief description of your idea and a range of proposed dates. You may also like to visit 1000 £ Bend here.
Tinning Street Gallery lot5/29 Tinning street, Brunswick 0422 180 232
A multi disciplinary gallery space in the northern melbourne suburb of Brunswick. Exhibition proposals welcome. email max blackmore (gallery coordinator) for more information. And check Tinning Street fb page here.
Until Never Gallery 2nd floor 3-5 Hosier Lane Melbourne 9663 0442
Until Never is an independent gallery in Melbourne Australia, presenting contemporary art by Australian and international artists founded in 2005 by Andrew Mac. "Hosier may feel impossibly offbeat, but its twists and turns are the essence of the city. This is embodied by Until Never, a small gallery that punches above its weight with some of the most influential emerging street founded art in the world." Financial Times of London. March 2011 email Until Never.