A WILDY EXPERIMENTAL ARTS, PERFORMANCE AND
STUDIO SPACE THAT'S ALL ABOUT PEOPLE.
We provide Melbourne's creative scene with much needed affordable studios and spaces for performances, parties, exhibitions and more. But we're so much bigger than the spaces we inhabit. SHS is a visionary model, a community, a loudspeaker, a sanctuary, a resource, a destination, an advocate, a stage... A living and ever-evolving beast that loves and challenges in equal measure. A safe space to get it so right, so wrong, and everything between. We don’t see moments when artists collide and sparks fly as ‘happy accidents’. To us, they’re hard targets and an explicit part of our mission to be a radically inclusive and supportive entity for the arts.
We’re always seeking like-minded patrons and donors so we can continue our work as one of Melbourne's fiercest, most inclusive, and vital creative scenes. We're an independent not-for-profit organisation and we've recently been awarded Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status so it’s easier than ever to partner with us. If, like us, you believe that creativity and diversity are the life-blood of our community and you'd like to support our mission, just click the button below.
All the fun currently happens at our lovingly repurposed and ambitiously designed warehouse in Melbourne’s inner north. Under this roof we’ve brought together filmmakers, graphic designers, activists, photographers, prop designers, performance and drag artists, painters, fashion labels, illustrators and charities. We’ve held huge parties, exhibitions, gigs, talks, makers markets, workshops, pop-up stores, political gatherings, fundraisers, film shoots, quiz shows, drag shows, drag quiz shows, and so much more.
Now, a new chapter begins for us as we start planning the move to our new site in 2021. Over the last nine years we've overhauled three disused spaces and nurtured them to become the beating heart of their own thriving creative communities. We've loved each of these sites, but we've never been as excited as we are about this one, so watch this space and click below if you'd like to register your interest in joining us at our new site.
SCHOOLHOUSE STUDIOS | 81 RUPERT ST, COLLINGWOOD, VIC | HELLO@SCHOOLHOUSESTUDIOS.COM.AU
ALWAYS WAS, ALWAYS WILL BE.