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Tenant: Ink & Spindle, from their Make Your Own Lampshade workshop


Just four kilometres from the CBD, Abbotsford Convent has become an inner-city sanctuary for creative practitioners and organisations seeking a peaceful, yet vibrant working environment.

Home to more than 127 creatives, organisations and wellbeing practitioners, one of the key benefits of being based at the Convent is the support, collaboration and cross-pollination that our creative community offers. The Convent supports a vibrant and active community and space is in high demand.

Joining the Convent as a tenant provides a unique opportunity to be part of Australia’s largest creative community, check out who’s here.

Tenant benefits

Tenants are invited to be part of the Convent’s year-round program of events and to exhibit at St Heliers Street Gallery, which predominantly showcases tenants’ work. Tenants also receive heavily discounted rates for hiring the Convent’s venues for meetings, rehearsals, events, film shoots, performances and workshops. Complimentary WiFi at the Convent is also available.

Studios, services & amenities

Abbotsford Convent offers a diverse range of studio and office spaces, ranging from 10 – 120 square metres in size. Tenants have access to shared kitchenette facilities, bathrooms and showers, as well as discounted car parking. Rooms are self-contained, lockable and have hydronic heating.

Placed alongside the Main Yarra Trail, the Convent is also easily accessible on bike or public transport.

On-site you’ll find an assortment of great food options, regular weekend markets, and an extensive program of events and workshops. The Convent’s sprawling heritage gardens offer the perfect respite from your working day.

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