new studio

West Projections Festival


We’re so excited that The Art Room is part of the West Projections Festival and even more excited that it is Amie Batalibasi that is showing her film ‘Lit’ on our wall!!!  Organised by our friend Chatal Wynter from Wynter Projects this festival is going to be awesome!!!

Be immersed in the colour blue through a series of video projections and sound pieces, presented by West Projections.  In its third year, West Projections in 2016 joins forces with Victoria University to create an evocative blue atmosphere in the streets of Footscray.  States of Blue will illuminate creative spaces, VU campus, businesses and public places.  Discover 18+ unique sites, each showing specially commissioned artwork.

The program includes four free evening guided walks to the sites with artist talks and performances. Come and experience Footscray after dark as you have never seen it before.  States of Blue is part of BluScray – a program of blue-themed arts and cultural events held throughout 2016 to celebrate Victoria University’s Centenary in collaboration with Maribyrnong City Council for the Footscray University Town initiative.

‘Lit’ screens nightly as part of the West Projections Festival from TONIGHT – 11th of September 2016, 6-10pm at our new studio 125 Hyde St, Footscray VIC 3011.  Walk or drive by to see the work projected at night.  For more information click HERE.


Our new studio is coming along!


So exciting to see our mezzanine level get installed at our new studio!  And we’re now working hard building internal walls, this area will be the new bathroom!

Please note that all classes are still operating from our current studio at the Cotton Mills and you’ll be the first to know when the new studio on Hyde Street has it’s grand opening!!

Our Pozible campaign ENDS TODAY!!

It’s your last chance to grab one of our fantastic rewards so DON’T DELAY!!  Campaign ends at 9PM SHARP!!

Help us turn this warehouse into a bigger and better The Art Room!  The more we raise, the better the facilities we can build for you!


Life Drawing Extravaganza!

Join us for a LIFE DRAWING EXTRAVAGANZA in our new studio!
Facilitated by artists Celeste Chandler and Erika Gofton, you’ll draw all day from a ‘tableaux’ of multiple models. We’ll have a yummy lunch and share our work and a glass of wine at the end of the day.
Book your place via our Pozible campaign and receive a special price! Hurry, offer ends at 9pm THIS Friday!!  *CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE*

Specialist workshops at The Art Room


Select a SPECIALIST WORKSHOP reward from our Pozible campaign and you’ll receive priority, and a special price, to one of the following workshops in our new studio:

THE FIGURE – hosted by artist Celeste Chandler

SEARCHING THE SPACE – hosted by artist Erika Gofton

THE HEAD – hosted by artist Godwin Bradbeer



Original drawings by Erika Gofton


Join our Pozible campaign by THIS Friday and you can choose an exclusive reward such as one of these beautiful and original drawings by Erika Gofton!  Only 4 drawing remain so don’t delay PURCHASE NOW!


Limited Edition prints – Ilona Nelson


Limited Edition prints of Ilona Nelson’s photograph Norma, from her ‘a shoe box full of dresses’ series, is available to purchase EXCLUSIVELY through our Pozible campaignHurry, offer ends next Friday at 9pm!!

Our new studio!


Things are progressing well at our new studio at Hyde Street!  We now have power, we’ve begun removing the floor tiles and the internal structures, and we’ve also cleaned the skylights so the studio now has beautiful light shining through.

This is going to be such a versatile space that will be used to host theatre productions and exhibitions.  It’s also going to enable us to expand our classes and workshops with better facilities.  We’ll be offering professional development for artists, artist talks and forums, unique drawing events, even MORE life drawing and so much more.


To help us build the new studio we have launched a crowdfunding campaign.  We have raised 42% of our target and there’s ONLY 10 DAYS TO GO.  We have so many fantastic rewards on offer like business sponsorships, life drawing extravaganzas and limited edition prints of our teachers work which are EXCLUSIVE to our campaign.

Help us create a creative hub for artists and strengthen the arts community!  Join our campaign, choose a wonderful reward and please do share our story with your friends.  We really appreciate your support and hope to see you in class soon!

Join our Pozible campaign HERE