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Artisan Collective

Artisan Collective is a group of local professional artists who are proficient in transforming empty spaces into creative places.

In 2016, the Artisan Collective transformed their first space, an empty shop on Mangnus Street, into a unique, culturally vibrant gallery retail space, selling works of art.

Artisan Collective surfaced out of the 2016 Port Stephens Smart Arts program: a partnership between Port Stephens Council, Octapod and The Business Centre Newcastle. The focus on transforming dead spaces into creative places was modelled off Renew Newcastle. The ‘Renew’ model transforms an empty shop space that has struggled to gain tenancy. Under a licencing agreement, the creative occupiers inject vibrancy and life back into the space, and the outcome often leads to paying tenancy in future. If you offer Artisan Collective a space on the Renew basis, they will transform it for you.

The Artisan Collective currently occupy a space at d'Albora Marina in Nelson Bay - visit them this summer!

Opening hours are 10am- 5pm, Thursdays through to Mondays.



Artisan Collective Port Stephens, D'Albora Marina, 2315 Nelson Bay