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Renew Projects: Docklands Spaces

Dockland Spaces

After three years of activating empty tenancies, the Dockland Spaces project came to an end on 30 June 2016.

Renew Australia, Places Victoria and the City of Melbourne would like to thank all of the project participants as well as the owners, property developers and managers who have supported this project and have been involved in donating and activating empty spaces throughout Docklands.

Docklands Spaces Alumni

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 ...

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, ...


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

Docklands Spaces Testimonials

Great opportunity to help establish your emerging business.

- Airena, Docklands Spaces
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We at The Lifted Brow found the whole program hugely valuable. As an under-resourced organisation, the space and time that this initiative gave us allowed us to focus on the work, rather than on survival strategies, and we also found great solace in the community that formed of other Docklands Spaces participants.

- The Lifted Brow, Docklands Spaces
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Our time with Renew Australia was paramount to the success of our business. It gave us a great hub location where we could congregate and work out of.

- Paradise, Docklands Spaces
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The Docklands Spaces project allowed the growth of Belle Bicycles from a passion project to a full fledged business operating as an open studio encouraging interaction with customers and the general public in a way that would not have been possible without the support of Renew Australia.

- Belle Bicycles, Docklands Spaces
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The Docklands Spaces was a great initiative and allowed us as a collective to broaden our scope as art practitioners. Through the initiative we gained experience in running our workshop in a public sphere, by engaging an audience through workshops, exhibitions, functions and residencies, which in turn fed back into our personal art practice.

- Inkling Workshop, Docklands Spaces
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Renew allowed us to try out having an office before we were big enough to afford one on our own. We quickly learned how important it was for us. It let our business get serious.

- House House, Docklands Spaces
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