We are planning to revitalise the mid-century arts studio to support access and inclusion and meet the future needs of Bayside’s arts community.
This project aligns with our Bayside 2050 Community Vision to nurture a vibrant and connected community by promoting creativity in the arts in all its forms.
The proposal for the expanded Studio includes:
- Transforming the current pottery studio into a larger gallery space.
- A new mixed media studio with linkages to a painting studio within the current building.
- A dedicated ceramics studio within an eastern extension.
- A glazed southern corridor with access to an outdoor deck nestled into the remnant tea tree grove
- Significant accessibility and inclusion features including permeable linked pathway connections to the wider precinct, maximum internal accessibility and circulation, new DDA and ambulant toilets, two new DDA car parking spaces, and an adult change facility to support access for those with complex needs to the wider precinct
- Environmentally sustainable design features including heat pump heating and cooling, double glazing, and rooftop solar.
Protecting cultural heritage
The expanded Studio has been co-designed with the Beaumaris Arts Group, architects, heritage and accessibility advisors, and arborists. The proposed design both protects and celebrates the building and precinct’s heritage significance and natural environment.
Aspects of the Studio which have been identified as having heritage significance will be included and celebrated in the upgrade design. These features include:
- The building façade
- Internal glazed dome skylight
- Gallery space ceiling finishes
- Window glazing types.
Detailed design has been completed and, subject to planning approval, construction is expected to commence in mid-2023. This $3.6 million investment into the arts is expected to be completed by 2024.
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