Go behind the scenes of Gasworks Arts Park and meet their talented artists and craftspeople that makes Gasworks Arts Park the premier arts precinct in the City of Port Phillip. Take a tour of their heritage multi-arts venue and park, coordinated by Visual Arts Manager Tracey McIrvine.
Set in beautiful surrounds and buildings that were once the industrial gasworks site for the former South Melbourne gas plant, the site tells a fascinating story of how a busy arts precinct was developed from the remains of a once hissing, smoking and even explosive factory site.
Tours include visits to the resident artists' studio spaces, current visual arts exhibitions and public art works in the park. Tours can be tailored to the special interests and requirements of your group. Purchase opportunities for ceramics and jewellery direct from the artists will also be available.
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Behind the Scenes tours of Gasworks
- Art and craft
- Guided walks
Gasworks Arts Park is committed to improving access for all people. It is important that our staff are notified of any special access requirements to ensure that necessary arrangements can be made.All Gasworks venues are wheelchair accessible. Every effort is been made to ensure that Gasworks events are accessible for people who use wheelchairs or who have limited mobility. Guide dogs are welcome at Gasworks.Auslan interpreters are available on request for Gasworks events, subject to availability and pre-booking with sufficient notice.
Gasworks Arts Park is a vibrant arts precinct producing a range of high-quality arts programs, workshops and activities for all ages.
Situated in Albert Park, Melbourne, on the site of the former South Melbourne Gas Plant, Gasworks is just three kilometres from Melbourne city centre and the precinct houses four hectares of park, two theatres, three gallery spaces, a café, as well as function and workshop spaces.
Gasworks has sixteen resident visual artists and a small team of professional staff who work to present an annual program of festivals and events including seasons with some of Melbourne's prominent arts festivals, farmers' markets, classes and workshops, creative and professional development opportunities for artists, children's programming and more. In addition, over 200 performing arts events and 30 visual arts exhibitions are presented in the venue each year.
Gasworks offers a backyard for those who do not have one: its high brick wall shelters the park from traffic noise, creating an urban oasis in an ever more densely populated area.