The result: the next phase for the site will deliver Australia’s first fully integrated Arts Village in the Brisbane suburb of Yeronga.
New plans for The Paint Factory site at 115 Hyde Road have been developed by the team, inspired by international developments which have re-imagined and energised redundant land uses, including Germany’s Alte-Spinnerei, the Abbotsford Convent in Victoria, Wynwood Walls (Miami, USA) and The Powerhouse in Brisbane.
Our vision is to revitalise the industrial factory buildings to create an integrated, mixed-use residential project with world-leading creative uses on the site in an open and industrial setting.
Just like The Powerhouse in Brisbane, The Paint Factory site at 115 Hyde Road is planned to become an integrated space for a range of artistic and creative endeavours in an open and industrial setting, with architecturally designed residences and communal spaces.
Over the years, renowned artists from across Brisbane and the globe have gathered at The Paint Factory to create and meet with like-minded creatives and the Arts Village will build on this arts community which already calls The Paint Factory home.
We will build on this opportunity to create a permanent address that features artists, art galleries, event space, artisans, micro brewers, market operators, coffee roasters, visual artists and other creative professionals, living and working on the site alongside stunning homes, artists-in-residences and large areas of open space.
Artists who have studios at The Paint Factory are some of the world’s leaders and artworks created on the site have been exhibited and sold nationally and internationally, as well as featuring in the collections of some of the world’s most prestigious galleries, including the Tate Modern (UK), the Art Institute of Chicago (US), The National Gallery of Canada and The National Gallery of Australia.
International and national artists, curators, patrons and academics are already putting The Paint Factory on their lists of places to visit while in Australia and all remark on its significance as an artistic and creative hub.
The artists have made their intentions clear by adopting The Paint Factory as their own and turning it into a unique place of creativity and now we want to hear how residents feel about the future.
Can you see yourself engaging with a creative hub, with a mix of internal and external gallery spaces, performance stages and studios, a vital and vibrant arts-inspired destination linked by a series of pedestrian paths through green space?
Is that the sort of colourful, creative and inclusive community in which you want to live?
Let us know your feelings.