The plans have been inspired by international developments which have re-imagined and energised redundant land uses, including Germany’s Alte-Spinnerei, Kanaal in Belgium, the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne, Carriageworks in Sydney and the Brisbane Powerhouse.
The current application seeks a Change of Use from the current zoning of industrial to a mixed-use to allow a world-first residential project with creative uses on site.
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.
We want to shape the concept of ‘live, work and visit’ into an Australian-first precinct catering both to those who work in the creative industries and those keen to make a home in an architecturally designed arts-focused community.
It will be a place for all to enjoy and participate, with local and globally renowned artists and artisans, galleries, outdoor performance areas, retail tenancies, communal spaces, green zones linked by pedestrian paths and more.
Please book a time with our local team if you want to learn more or have questions about our plans. Our website also hosts The Paint Factory Placebook, which shares our vision and inspiration for developing Australia’s first fully integrated arts village.
Over the last three to four years, renowned artists from Brisbane, Australia and across the globe have gathered at The Paint Factory, shaping an organically driven creative community that the arts village will build on and transform into a permanent artistic hub.
Artists with studios at The Paint Factory have enjoyed global acclaim and recognition. Works created on the site have been exhibited and sold national 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. Now we want to hear how residents feel about our project.
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 spaces?
To speak directly with the local team to hear more or discuss our plans, please contact The Paint Factory.