The Old Auction House Precinct is currently home to four artist studios which are rented to artists working in a variety of mediums, as well as a short term rentable teaching studio. The studios features high ceilings, large open work area, and access to the amenities of the precinct. Throughout the year work by the studio artists can be seen on display in the Studio Gallery. To allow public viewing of the artists in progress all studio spaces have a window into the gallery spaces.
Studio 1: Leadlight By Ettore
The premier studio at The Old Auction House, Studio 1, is situated near the entrance of complex and is used by glass artists Leadlight By Ettore. The studio is a two generation family glass arts business who specialise in creating new commissions and repairs in leadlighting, mosaics, and fused and slumped glass. The studio also runs a program of adult and kids holiday classes.
Contact: Ettore Di Pilla or Rhain DiPilla
Phone: 03 5422 2924
Studio 2: Windarring Art Therapy Space
Located adjacent to the gallery spaces Studio 2 is used by Windarring, a local community based organistaion who use their studio as a supported arts space which allows for 1:1 and group activities with their clients.
Studio 3: Carolyn Stephens
Carolyn Stephens is an artist based in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria. Her work reflects a love of the natural world - specifically Australian flora and iconography. She has studied Fine Arts at Melbourne University and is also a professional graphic designer and copy-writer.
Studio 4: little Think BIG
Located in the rear of the Main Gallery space little Think BIG studio gives children the space, freedom and materials to imagine, explore and create. The studio is filled with a variety of colourful materials and sensory experiences for children to choose from.
Bring your little one along and let them delight in exploring the different materials, the process of creating and, of course, getting messy!
Session times and bookings via website. Birthday Party Bookings available on weekends.
Artists who wish to be placed on a waiting list in the event of a vacancy of one of the studios should contact The Old Auction House via our contact form.
In the rear area of The Old Auction House a teaching studio is available for those looking to rent a space for a short period or series of periods. This studio features a range of movable furniture to allow for a variety of arts and crafts to be taught. Non arts based activities may also be run from this space by agreement. The studio space is rentable from periods of 1hr and also has marketing packages included in pricing to allow access to The Old Auction House's online bookings platform and other advertising opportunities. Artists or other individuals who wish to be sent further information about the space should contact us directly to request an information package.
Features of the Teaching Studio include*:
Flexible furniture options including movable tables and stools
Access to class sets of general tools, including aprons
Assistance with setup and packup
Discounted room rate for recurring bookings
Access to The Old Auction House booking software and in house booking management
Flyers and External Marketing
Inclusion in social media and internal promotions
Tea and coffee facilities
*some features will require a Premium Booking package