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 exhibitions

LING, image courtesy P1xels

From the Ground Up

From 16 December 2022

'From the Ground Up' is an exhibition developed in collaboration with Melbourne-based artist and graffiti writer – LING.

26 Melbourne-based graffiti writers created artworks in public spaces throughout the City of Port Phillip. Each artist is now showcasing their work at Carlisle Street Arts Space. Works include pencil work, paintings, sculpture, photography and video projection.

The exhibition is free and open to the public until March 2023 Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5 pm.

See the video from our opening night on 16 December 2022. 

Past 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.

A booking is required to attend the opening event at Carlisle Street Arts Space RSVP here

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

SAE Games Student Showcase

24 to 31 August 2022

From Peculiar Puzzles to Mind-bending Mysteries, play a sample of the latest and greatest games from the minds of the next generation of emerging talent.

All games in the exhibit were designed by SAE Melbourne's Bachelor of Games Design student teams and offer you a unique opportunity to see and interact with the early projects of future game development all-stars.

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.

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


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