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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.

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 ...

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 ...


Custom made to order suit tailoring.

Byron and Co

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

the indirect Object: Laboratory

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

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 ...


Renew Australia is proud to support our participant alumni.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Magnet Galleries Melbourne

Magnet is designed to draw together people with an interest in and a passion for photography, to share their knowledge, experience and aspirations and gain new insights and expertise. Magnet ...

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.

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.