Take a trip through Collingwood Yards and explore the art spaces.
The arts and cultural industries have been hard hit during these last two years.
Some spaces have closed for good, other spaces have moved homes and some have gone online.
As galleries and art spaces reopen, now is a great time to reacquaint ourselves with art and culture and show galleries and artists some love.
We take a look at independent, public, not-for-profit, artist-run initiatives and council galleries across Melbourne.
Worthy of it’s own little subsection, Collingwood Yards is it’s own little hub of activity and blossoming arts community. Created over the last 4 years by charitable social enterprise Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd, Collingwood yards supports small arts organisations and artists. Located at the former Collingwood TAFE on Johnston St, Collingwood Yards hosts a range of enterprises including Westspace, Bus Projects, Centre for Projection Art and Arts Projects. You can also take a tour
What: Collingwood Yards is managed by Contemporary Arts Precincts Ltd. and is a charitable social enterprise. They are home to a variety of galleries, studios, social enterprise shops, radio stations, a cafe and an up coming roof top bar. The precinct is alive and buzzing with creative and artistic activity.
When: Collingwood Yards is home to many independent tenants, ranging from solo artists to large organisations. If you’re planning to visit a specific tenant, make sure you check their specific opening hours and their accessibility arrangements.
Where: 35 Johnston St, Collingwood
What: Arts Project gallery is a dedicated space for artist working from the Arts Project Australia studios. Arts Project Australia is a creative social enterprise that supports artists with intellectual disabilities, promotes their work and advocates for their inclusion in contemporary art practice.
When: Currently open by appointment only. Normal hours are Wednesday - Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 4pm.
Where: Level 1, Collingwood Yards, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood. Accessible and barrier-free.
What: Bus Projects is an artist-run organisation dedicated to supporting the practices of Australian artists. In addition to its core gallery-based program of exhibitions, events and residencies, Bus Projects collaborates with a range of artists and organisations to produce projects off-site and within the public realm.
When: Open by appointment only. Normal hours are Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Where: 35 Johnston St, Collingwood
What: Centre for Projection Art is a not for profit organisation and registered charity focused on bringing artists and community together. Centre for Projection Art produces meaningful artistic events, including Gertrude St Projection Festival and residency programs.
When: Open by appointment only.
Where: 111/35 Johnston Street, Collingwood.
What: West Space was founded by artists in 1993. Almost three decades on, Westspace operates as a contemporary art gallery, a commissioning organisation, and as a space for critical reflection and curatorial vision. Through on-site exhibitions and off-site programs, Westspace builds local and global communities around contemporary art.
When: Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm.
Where: Perry St Building, Perry St, Collingwood
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