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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.

Resident Company
Western Edge
Resident Company
Australian Art Orchestra
Studio Artist
Marco Cher-Gibard
Studio Artist
Peter Waples-Crowe
Studio Artist
Sandra Parker
Studio Artist
Tra Mi Dinh
Associate Artist - First Nations Traditional Custodian
Jaeden Williams

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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What's on
Substation Program/​Theatre/​Performance
RAWCUS/​ Interior/​ 20–24 August 2024/
Outdoor Billboard Gallery/​Substation Program/​Free
Katie Sfetkidis /​ Nasty Women /​ 30 May–18 August 2024/