Carlisle Street Arts Space

Located just inside the main entrance of the St Kilda Town Hall, the Carlisle Street Arts Space (CSAS) presents a diverse exhibition program that encourages innovation in arts practice.

Carlisle Street Arts Space Vista exhibition

Carlisle Street Arts Space is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5 pm. 

Carlisle Street Arts Space (CSAS) is a versatile exhibition space with the capacity to present a range of visual arts practice. Located just inside the main entrance of the St Kilda Town Hall, the Carlisle Street Arts Space (CSAS) presents a diverse exhibition program that enhances the cultural vitality of the community and encourages innovation in arts practice.

Current exhibition

Janenne Eaton Dream Catcher 2019
enamel and decals on canvas

Port Phillip City Collection: Recent Acquisitions 2019 to 2020

7 July to 19 August 2022

The City of Port Phillip will present recent acquisitions acquired for the City’s Visual Art Collection. The exhibition includes works on paper, paintings, photographs and video works.

Upcoming exhibitions

Kaspian Kan, What's the Takeaway? 2021, Takeaway containers, paper, steel, paint, broken lamps, 65 x 80 x 60 cm. Image courtesy of the designer.

Continuing the legacy of its first iteration as Fringe Furniture, Design Fringe honours the legacy of the last 35 years of the program while continually re-imagining the future of design. This exhibition celebrates the changing face of design and the work of ambitious new design leaders. This year, Design Fringe asks participating designers to ‘Design the Future: Don’t Waste Time’. Linked to the major global challenge of sustainability the exhibition encourages both designers and visitors to rethink our relationship with objects.

There will be two nights to celebrate:

The Launch of Design Fringe
Carlisle Street Art Space  
Friday 16 September, 6-8 pm 
The launch of Design Fringe with a special address from the Mayor, Marcus Pearl.

Exhibition opening
Linden New Art
Saturday 17 September, 2-4 pm
Exhibition opening and the announcements of the Design Fringe winners.

Visit Linden New Art

Visit Melbourne Fringe


Past exhibitions

Bruno Benini Unknown Title (Models at Station Pier: Vida Elekna, Lynn Richmond, Terry Taylor and Gay Vardi) 1962

Port Phillip City Collection:    Art Walks

13 April to 4 July 2022 

Discover our talented local artists in this Port Phillip City Collection exhibition which features a selection of the works that inspired the Summer program of self-guided Art Walks. These explored the neighbourhoods of Elwood, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne and along the foreshore from Station Pier to Point Ormond.

You can also access the Art Walks maps online and cycle or walk the actual trails Art walks - City of Port Phillip


Join the Curator, Louisa Scott on 24 May at 10 am for a walk and talk at Carlisle Street Arts Space (no bookings required)


Join Cathy Henenberg on 2 June at 11am for a guided walk of the Art Walk Elwood at Night. Access further information about the Elwood at Night Art Walk 

Please reserve your place to join Cathy by booking

Participants will meet at the corner of Scott and Tennyson Streets in Elwood at 11am

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