The Shakespeare Grove Artist Studios have fifteen individual visual artist studios. Managed by Council, they are available to individual artists for up to three years residency following an application process.
History of the Studios
The Studios are located at the site of the old St Kilda Bowling Club on the corner of Shakespeare Grove and Spenser Street opposite Luna Park. This was used for lawn bowls from the late 1960s and vacated in 1998.
When local artists approached Council requesting studio space, they were offered this site. The site is now shared with VegOut, a local community garden which has 140 plots tended by local residents and groups. The current community garden emerged from the old bowling green.