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Image: Sarah Aiken, 'Pieces', commissioned by Lucy Guerin Inc, The Substation, 2019, Photo: Gregory Lorenzutti

Our Residents initiative provides ongoing subsidised, long-term studio space for artists and organisations, as well as access to rehearsal and development spaces. We are proud to work with the range of multidisciplinary and independent artists and organisations currently in residence as a part of this initiative.

Our In Development program supports artists in the creation and development of new works. Through this initiative, we offer studio space to local artists and extensive digital resources for those located interstate or overseas.

Western Edge
Ensemble, resident
Australian Art Orchestra
Perfomance, dance
Jo Lloyd
Phuong Ngo
Performance, dance
Melanie Lane
Bureau of Works
The Rabble

Rather than existing in a written manifesto, The Substation’s ethos and practice is brought to life through the artists we work with, both locally and internationally. Our program is continually enriched by these collaborations, in particular through our Residents and In Development initiatives.

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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

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We acknowledge and recognise the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Yalukit-willam of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land that The Substation is on. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival/​ Hand to Earth/​ 28–28 October 2023/
Substation Program/​Outdoor Billboard Gallery
Caitlin Franzmann/​ Recompose/​ 22 July–1 October 2023/ Photo of divination cards  artwork Recompose. The image is cropped to show two hands – one holding deck of cards and the other placing a card down on a mossy tree log covered in autumn leaves next to two other cards. The cards have botanical-like illustration artworks on them in greyscale.