Renew Geelong is the brainchild of Renew Australia and is an urban renewal scheme that aims to fill empty buildings and spaces to bring new life to under-utilized and under-appreciated precincts, while simultaneously providing emerging artists and performers with a forum for showcasing their talent.
A not-for-profit social enterprise, Renew Geelong is funded by the City of Greater Geelong and Creative Victoria to match spaces to projects and ensure that potential tenants compliment surrounding businesses.
Renew Geelong Project Manager Andrea Bruce
The Renew Geelong Concept Space, based at 105-107 Moorabool Street, Market Square Shopping Centre, currently plays host to three creative businesses including The Geelong Illustrators Workshop and Studio, a collective of 22 artists; Waja Creations with unique concrete and timber pieces and a large selection of rare plants; and Fair Dinkum Moccies who creates made to order Moccies. Slip next door to 109 Moorabool Street and experience all things repurposed at BOE, The Reimaginarium.
Jacek Kowalski from Waja Creations, currently based at The Renew Geelong Concept Space
Mandy Dollery and Clare Holder from Geelong Illustrators with Mayor Bruce Harwood (centre).
If you haven’t been to Little Malop Street lately you may be surprised to see The Dot Collective and Ruck Agency embracing the vibrancy and personality of the mall. An Arts Agent and Marketing specialist respectively, they are based at 105 Lt Malop Street.
Christine Couzens MP Geelong, Lach Ryan (Ruck Agency), Nick Mills (Dot Collective), Mayor Bruce Harwood