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Renew Projects: Docklands Art Collective

Over the last 13 months, Renew Australia has been delighted to work with The District Docklands to activate vacant space on Wharf Street Docklands with creative enterprises in the Docklands Art Collective.

Renew Australia curated the available spaces with interesting and diverse creative enterprises with a view to bringing a new demographic to the shopping precinct while providing a high profile Melbourne location for our participants to trial an idea or further develop their practice.

Over the life of the project, the Docklands Art Collective team displayed their work and hosted the wider creative community in weekly and monthly exhibitions, participated in Sunday markets and offered workshops and classes from life drawing and macrame to papermaking and puppetry.

Renew Australia would like to thank The District Docklands and our valued creatives for being part of the project and wish them the very best for the future.

Janicke Johansen
Crowther Contemporary
Tree Paper Comics
The Artist Guild
Trash Puppets
Loose Print
The Band Presents
Fat Yarn Store
Visual Economy
Studio Xl Xs
Magnet Galleries
The Australian Cartoon Museum
Octave Music
Tiger in the Jungle
Dodgy Paper

Docklands Art Collective Alumni

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 ...

Octave Streetwear

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

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 ...

Tree Paper Comics

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

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.

Crowther Contemporary

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

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.

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.

Docklands Art Collective Testimonials

Renew and Angela and Co. have been extremely helpful and have enabled Jim Bridges’ 35 year dream to come to fruition, for which we are very grateful. It has given us the opportunity to start new projects i.e. ToonTalk show and enable cartoonists to exhibit their work and keep up the interest of the public.

- Australian Cartoon Museum, Docklands Art Collective
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It has been brilliant being a part of the super-excellent vision that is Renew Australia. These people make ideas happen!

- At Current Gallery and Studios, Docklands Art Collective
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Renew Australia have engineered a lively and vibrant arts collective at Docklands, organising and managing a disparate group of artists and creative organisations – very much like herding cats, we suspect – with kindly patience and good humour. Magnet is delighted to be a part of their enterprise.

- Magnet Galleries Melbourne, Docklands Art Collective
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Loving our time with Renew Australia. It has been a great opportunity to learn the ins and outs of a relatively large working studio (we are 13 artists) and without financial pressure to add into the mix. We have nearly all had a solo exhibition in our gallery, and have all participated in 2 group exhibitions and a 3rd is imminent. So many thankyous to Renew Australia.

- At Current Gallery and Studios, Docklands Art Collective
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Renew has managed this project with great energy and commitment, we feel very fortunate to be part of this exiting initiative for a new creative community in this part of Melbourne.

- Studio XL - XS, Docklands Art Collective
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Having the opportunity to function as a retail space, factory and showroom as part of the Docklands Art Collective has allowed Dodgy Paper to grow and has opened many creative doors to inspire and spark the imagination of visitors and followers.

- Dodgy Paper, Docklands Art Collective
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Being part of the Docklands Art Collective has allowed me to expand my practice and level of participation in the local art scene. It has helped foster the voices of a number of artists and their creative development.

- Crowther Contemporary, Docklands Art Collective
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It has been great to work with and along side other creatives in a fun and friendly environment. It feels a bit like we are a family working towards similar goals.

- Janicke Johansen, Docklands Art Collective
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Thanks to Renew Australia and TDD we are able to host a number of exhibitions, provide countless numbers of the public with our art program and exhibitions.

- The Artists Guild, Docklands Art Collective
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Renew Australia are fantastic!! They gave my business partner and I a fabulous opportunity and Angela and Ainslie are so wonderful and dedicated, was an honour and a pleasure to work with them.

- Octave Streetwear, Docklands Art Collective
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The Renew Australia initiative has enabled me to launch a professional video production studio and pair it with a proven paid advertising system. The central location of our studio means we are a stone’s throw from all of our clients and prospects. Angela and Ainsley at Renew have been incredibly supportive and helpful in getting this transformative project off the ground.

- The Visual Economy, Docklands Art Collective
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