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Renew Projects: Renew Docklands

Renew Docklands

Shopfront Activation Program

In partnership with the City of Melbourne and the Victorian State Government, Renew Australia is set to revitalise the Docklands as part of the City’s new Shopfront Activation Program.

Renew Australia will work with the City, the local community, property owners and representatives to transform empty shopfronts into creative spaces, bespoke displays and fledgling retail spaces. The Renew Docklands Project aims to enliven this iconic part of Melbourne that currently faces serious long-term economic challenges.

The Shopfront Activation Program is designed to rejuvenate areas experiencing significant commercial vacancy through increased foot traffic and activity, whilst supporting Melbourne’s local creative and entrepreneurial communities. By advocating for, and developing projects that will draw people back into this area and its businesses, the Renew Docklands Project will not only provide opportunities for local creative industries to trial their ideas but also benefit existing local businesses.

The program targets both the Victoria Harbour and New Quay areas within Melbourne’s Docklands.

Individuals, managing agents or property owners with vacant or underutilised spaces within the area are encouraged to contact Renew Australia – we would love to hear from you!

For any initial inquiries, please contact projects@renewaustralia.org

 

Participant EOI

The Expression of Interest (EOI) is now open to creatives and entrepreneurs in the local community. Click here to apply.

We are seeking creators, makers, artists, and entrepreneurs to apply to be a part of the Renew Docklands program.

To understand more about our projects and to keep up to date on Renew Docklands follow us on socials below.

https://www.facebook.com/renewdocklands

https://www.instagram.com/renewaustralia

 

Renew Docklands Current Participants

Saint Kalaro

G17 Wharf Street, Docklands, Vic. studio | events | content Saint Kalaro is a community driven studio and event space. Curated by a team of local artists, the studio caters ...

Ashen Oak

G05 Star Crescent, Docklands, VIC. apparel | accessories | merchandise Ashen Oak (Ashen) is a brand derived from the modern street & sports styles of Melbourne, Australia. The brand produces ...

Jem Bray Art – The Roaming Pixel

As part of the Renew Docklands program, 432 Docklands Drive will be transformed into The Roaming Pixel activation space. The Roaming Pixel is a collaborative space curated and operated by ...

The MBassy Dance Studio

1 Collins Wharf, 95 Collins Street, Docklands, VIC. dance | workshops | lessons | performance The focus at The MBassy Dance Studio is to celebrate each student’s unique strengths through ...

Collide Public Art Initiative – Projections On Collins

  As part of the Renew Docklands program, the following activation is one of several projection sites in the area that offers a platform for digital media creatives and artists.  ...

Collide Public Art Initiative

Collide is a public art initiative at the intersection of art and architecture. Collide research, design and facilitate artworks in public places, which can include temporary works, residency-based research, exhibitions, ...

Two Can Productions

The Two Can Productions duo Orion and Torben, collectively have 10 years of extensive experience in video, filmmaking and photography. Since its inception, Two Can Productions has grown considerably, creating ...

La Guapa Outerwear

La Guapa Outerwear is a sustainable and ethical outerwear brand located in Melbourne. La Guapa strives to create a fashion label that is unique, trendy yet kind to the environment,  ...

WØRKS

WØRKS is a boutique personal care brand that meets the needs of modern consumers by formulating organic, plant-based and biodegradable products that outperform their synthetic counterparts. With Danish and Australian ...

Renew Docklands Alumni

OzGrav – Projections On Collins

  As part of the Renew Docklands program, the following activation is one of several projection sites in the area that offers a platform for digital media creatives and artists.  ...

Chris Bowes – Projections On Collins

  As part of the Renew Docklands program, the following activation is one of several projection sites in the area that offers a platform for digital media creatives and artists.  ...

Yandell Walton

Yandell Walton is a Melbourne-based artist whose work encompasses projection, installation, and interactive digital media. Through work that melds site with the projected image, Yandell has become recognised for her ...