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Renew Australia projects aim to catalyse community renewal be offering creative enterprises a space to work, exhibit and collobarate on a rent free 30 day rolling licence. We welcome creatives, makers and community inititatives to trial an idea with minimal overheads. To qualify for one of our rent free programs you must make or create you own IP or wares, be a not-for-profit, social enterprsie or community group.

Current Participants

We welcome all types of creatives into the Renew initiative where they have the opportunity to showcase their creative idea and utilize vacant space across Australia. Our participants have a vast array of varying creative expressions, so browse the list below and get inspired.

Sarah Tracton

  Sarah Tracton is a multidisciplinary fine artist and bespoke lighting designer. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the National Art School, East Sydney, she has built ...


Macuject are a start-up tech company specialising in ocular health, working with doctors, healthcare organisations, pharma and OCT manufacturers to achieve the best clinical decisions for each patient more confidently, consistently ...

Room for Clay

ROOM FOR CLAY A pop up creative workshop run by local ceramic artist Kristin Burgham. Kristin has an interest in industrial ceramic production processes in particular working with plaster moulds ...

Belle Epoque Gifts & Interior

Showcasing Tasmanian designers and makers more than just a gift store, your home of design.

Triservice Medals & Framing

Australian family run small business making individually crafted wooden boxes and wares. Located in Burnie, Tasmania we specialise in making medal boxes and specialty framing.     ...

Business North West

Business North West’s reimagining, reinvigoration, reinvestment projects for Burnie Tasmania are focused on reinvigoration of the City of Burnie through facilitation of community and business projects, to help Burnie revive and ...

North West Tasmanian Veteran Welfare Board

The North-West Tasmanian Veterans Welfare Board aims to connect veterans and their families to existing support services and organisations. Board president Andrew Clarke said it would target four key areas: administrative ...

Lasso Studio

LASSO is a project via Creative CBD Toowoomba, Renew Australia, Toowoomba region and Walton Stores.It is an art gallery that focuses on supporting emerging artists within the region.   Credit ...

The Shy Fox

The Shy Fox  is  a freelance graphic  and craft based designer who focuses on playful, colourful and sustainable design. The Shy Fox’s style revolves around traditional techniques such as hand drawing, ...

St. Kilda Art Collective

St Kilda Arts Collective is an art and design showroom, focus on bringing local artwork and workshops to the St Kilda community. Ran by little local business’ Sam, Pete & ...


PluginHUMAN specialise in the art of illumination. Projection mapping, video art and sculptural LED art by the award-winning artists Dr Betty Sargeant and Justin Dwyer.     We translate complex ...

Front Shop

Domestic Fantasies

“Being comfortable in our homes is vital to the pursuit of happiness. Domestic Fantasies hope to make your dream couch or must-have lamp a homebound reality!”   Domestic Fantasies is ...

Placard + Pose

Placard  + Pose is a Tasmanian made small batch collections & one off pieces of earrings and gifts.Placard and Pose have been in the pop up space within the plaza ...

Blackspace Creative

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural hub Blackspace Creative has officially moved into a physical store, opening their doors on Friday after nearly six weeks of effort as ...

Mike Stretch Finds

Mike Stretch Finds is a retail store that stocks unique, hard to find streetwear & features work from our favourite creatives. They work with local artists to create artworks to ...

Farm Goat

Farm Goat products are made with the same passion, balance and craftsmanship that drove Greg’s 20+ years as a chef. Working alongside some of the industry greats taught him to ...

Calistags Plants

Say hello to Sophie from Calistags Plants next time you are on Fitzroy Street. Sophie is one of the Renew Fitzroy Street new kids on the block, Sophie has turned ...


F. Stop Workshop is for photographers. We provide photographic services, workshops, resources and community for people of all ages and abilities. Our Vision: A better future for all through creativity, ...

The Little Yellow House Studio and Gallery

The little yellow house was named after a little yellow house  Maggie Deall calls home and where she create art in all its forms. Maggie Deall is a Riverina based artist in ...

The Creative Container

In August 2019 Wollongong City Council’s Creative Container was dropped into Crown Street Mall and handed over to  Renew Wollongong to showcase our region’s artists, makers, and creators. Every fortnight ...


Renew Australia is proud to support our participant alumni.

Art At the Thomas

Art @ The Thomas is an art space that fosters community engagement in art conversations, critique and creative expression. The Gallery space presents an opportunity for local artists to engage ...

The Alexandra Lawson Gallery

Alexandra Lawson Gallery is a commercial art gallery and studios representing professional artists. The gallery was founded by Alexandra Lawson ; she completed her Phd in visual art in 2015 ...

Mitch Lang Works in Progress

Mitch Lang has been creating figurative oil paintings and works on paper sincduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1980. She has held solo exhibitions and been included ...


b.sirius is an award winning, Geelong based textile design company that creates original, ethically produced, vegan bags and accessories. “Each lovingly designed b.sirius piece features an explosion of flowers, foliage ...

Esther and Howl

Studio Esther and Howl aims to provide a friendly place to buy local handmade arts and crafts, and a place to participate in workshops in a variety of skills and ...

Broc the Kasbah

Broc the Kasbah is a collective of creators, designers, artists and foodies who are inspired by the their cultural backgrounds. Mashing their Moroccan, French, Finnish and Australian cultures with a ...

Golden Globe Ramen

Golden Globe Ramen was a short term activation bringing beautiful ramen to the people of Wollongong.

Gina Barjeel Designs

Gina Barjeel is start-up fashion brand that is distinct and different. Gina wants to empower women by providing them with stylish designer clothing and upskill women in Australia to be ...

Arts Eclectic

Arts Eclectic is home to a vibrant group of artists, artisans, makers, and collectors local to the Wollongong area. You’ll find unique handmade clothing, shoes and accessories, paintings, sculpture, upcycled ...

3D Studios

3D Studios is a one-stop-shop for Illawarra Musicians and Artists. It will retail/office/workshop space during the day and by night an exhibition space / social workshop venue. The team at ...

Ocean Space Collective

Ocean Space Collective is education and event space that integrates science and art to inspire social change for a healthier ocean and sustainable future.

Gennifer Anderson Art

As a ‘constructor’ of art Gennifer uses a wide variety of media, found objects and resin. Gennifer says the resin enriches the colour and protects the work with a glass ...


274 is a space of collaboration, between Hidden Harvest and Society City. Both initiatives share a passion for challenging the way people think about what they consume, in the vital ...


A.BCH is an independent fashion label founded on hyper transparency and circular design. Creating considered fashion and lifestyle pieces for an enduring wardrobe, A.BCH is making responsible fashion desirable while ...

Double Bass Tattoo (Drawing Room & Gallery)

Double Bass Tattoo has initiated a guitar art revolution, by using Pencil. Guitars, Double Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Violin and Drums are Tattooed using Pencil (THIS IS NOT PAINT). Pencil is ...

Christopher de Hoog

Chris de Hoog is an artist and designer, living and working in Geelong. After spending 5 years working for a design studio in Geelong, he started his own business in ...

Mångata Jewellery

Mångata jewellery is an environmentally conscious brand using sustainably sourced, recycled & upcycled materials & 100% recycled Australian sterling silver. With an emphasis on texture and pattern, Mangata showcases a ...


Custom made to order suit tailoring.

Byron and Co

Hand made with love, high quality slip on dog bandanas you will love!

Hearth Storytelling

Hearth Storytelling is a magical shop offering live storytelling events and creative workshops to women, families and all lovers of folklore, myth and legend.

Legio-Centurion Films

Legio-Centurion Films is a film and video production company. They create creative online content as well as producing short films. They are also in the midst of building up commercial ...

the indirect Object: Laboratory

the indirect Object is an award-winning experimental arts group creating original, immersive experiences, activations, installations, and community engagement workshops.

Magnet Galleries Melbourne

Magnet Galleries is a social enterprise drawing together people with an interest in and passion for photography, to share their knowledge, experience, and aspirations. We believe in opportunities that allow ...

At Current Gallery and Studios

We are a collective of emerging artists founded in 2017 by Malini Maunsell, to share studio and gallery space and support each other’s practices. Artist Profile Malini Maunsell – Malini ...

Ruck Agency

Ruck is a brand marketing agency specialising in all areas of brand experience from strategy, to identity to execution.

Fair Dinkum Moccies

Fair Dinkum Moccies is a sheepskin footwear maker. Each pair of moccasins is lovingly hand crafted in store, and can be customised to order. We also hand craft leather hats ...

Diversitat Pako Festa

Pako Festa is Australia’s largest free multicultural festival.

Waja Creations

Wajacreations – two lads with passion for interior design. We create handmade concrete pots with plants, concrete pet bowls and kokedamas with industrial feel.

Geelong Illustrators

Geelong Illustrators is a community group of artists with the aim to inspire each other to high levels of creativity, through exhibitions, collaborative projects and support.

The Reimaginarium

The Reimaginarium exists to change the way that people look at secondhand. To do so, we offer a range of quality reclaimed and reimagined goods, as well as design services ...

Deadly Creations

Aboriginal artist from Shepparton, Victoria.

The Visual Economy

The Visual Economy helps fashion, beauty, lifestyle brands grow their revenue by using video commercial campaigns to generate leads and sales.

Inkling Workshop

NKLING is an artist run print workshop and gallery space, run by Minela Krupic, Alesh Macak and Linda Studena, that holds a regular program of public workshops in disciplines such ...

Belle Bicycles

Belle Bicycles; beautifully designed bicycles, handbuilt with Australian grit. Each handbuilt bicycle is a culmination of Tai Bell’s experience in the craft of bicycle framebuilding, design, fabrication and time on ...

House House

House House is a videogame company from Melbourne, Australia. Their first game, Push Me Pull You, is available on PS4 and computers. Their next project, Untitled Goose Game, is coming ...

Octave Streetwear

Octave Streetwear is a proudly Australian owned clothing label located in Victoria. Specialising in quality apparel for men, women and children.

The Little Bloom Studio

The Little Bloom Studio is a florist and giftware store specialising in weddings and events.

Backyard Network

Backyard Network produce art and garden products using materials sourced from the local area.

The Artists Guild

The Artists Guild is a social enterprise and innovative art hub that provides peer support for women artists.

Janicke Johansen

Janicke’s artwork is interpretive and modern combining textures, patterns and intense colours to create responses to her environment and memory. Colour is dripped, sprayed, scraped and splashed onto the canvas ...

Johnny Brixton

Shayne Hood aka ‘Johnny Brixton’, has been variously involved in the Melbourne creative arts scene since 2011 as a photographer, filmmaker and poet, but through his role as a youth ...

Timber Shack

The Timber Shack makes rustic furniture from recycled timber otherwise destined for landfill.


Paradise is a music events company. They run music festivals, local events and tour artists throughout Australia.

Tree Paper Comics

Tree Paper Comics is an independent publisher of Australian comics, zines and art prints using Riso printers.

Brickfields Consulting (Formerly Place Associates)

Brickfields Consulting deliver customer and market insights which enable our property clients to develop the most dynamic and innovative property solutions.

Tiger in the Jungle

Tiger in the Jungle is an indoor plant specialist passionate about detoxifying people’s living environments and adding life within the home.

The Lifted Brow

Sam Cooney runs the independent small book press Brow Books, and is publisher of quarterly literary magazine The Lifted Brow. He is publisher-in-residence at RMIT, teaches sessionally at several universities, ...

Crowther Contemporary

Crowther Contemporary is a gallery that supports the development of early career artists and curators showcasing monthly exhibitions of emerging talent.

The Tiny Cactus

A unique collection of handmade jewellery, clothing and homewares, predominately necklaces and bracelets from semi-precious stone beads. My designs are made for people looking for beauty in imperfection, they are ...

Dodgy Paper

There’s enough paper on planet earth already. Dodgy make fresh pulp from old paper, giving it new life and creating a canvas to stay creative on.


Bespoke inflatable design of large-scale art installations, scenic props and puppets.

Sawdust Bureau

Sawdust Bureau is an award-winning furniture studio specialising in the design and making of contemporary, bespoke and limited edition furniture made from only 100% Australian native timbers.

Studio XL – XS

Studio XL – XS is a shared workshop and gallery space for: SUPERPLEASED Sue Buchanan and Eli Giannini @superpleased | Bin Dixon-Ward @bindw | Katie Collins @_katie_collins.  

Pennie Hall Photography

Pennie Hall Photography is an owner operated portrait photography studio located in Broken Hill.

Trash Puppets

We empower people of all ages to get creative using recycled and reused materials. Trash Puppets believes that the key to sustainable living is in finding creative solutions to problems. ...

Australian Cartoon Museum

The Australian Cartoon Museum collects, preserves and exhibits cartoons by Australian Cartoonists.