The Bakehouse Project



Bakehouse Studios has launched a bold new project where leading Australian visual artists have created art installations in eight small and medium rehearsal rooms exclusively for musicians. This is a world first project where the art inspires and connects musicians in a working studio, not in the regular confines of a gallery.

Artists such as Patricia Piccinini, Emily Floyd, Mick Turner, Peter Milne, The Hotham Street Ladies and others have completely transformed these rehearsal spaces to inspire the musicians that pass through Bakehouse each week.

The interior works are reflected in giant billboard sized Public Art paste ups that appear on the Hoddle Street wall, with up to one million motorists on Australia’s busiest road passing by every week.

In 2015 Helen Marcou and Quincy McLean were awarded the prestigious Sidney Myer Foundation Performing Arts Facilitator’s Prize for their contribution to the arts in Melbourne.

Box Set Collectors Editions of these artworks are now available to be purchased. Please email Helen Marcou for details

The Story of the Bakehouse Project has been chronicled in a beautiful full colour hard cover book out now through Black Ink Books.  The book can be purchased at Bakehouse Studios, or through all good books shops including NGV and Mona Museum bookshops. 


Contributing Artists

Brustman + Boyde

Moya Delany

Julia deVille   

Emily Floyd

Clara Gladstone

Pascale Gomes-McNabb

Hotham Street Ladies

Will & Garrett Huxley

Nicholas Jones

Veronica Kent

Peter Milne

Cass Partington

Patricia Piccinini

Stewart Russell

Mick Turner   

Preston Zly

Daniel Campbell

Ash Keating

Janelle Low

Jim Pavlidis


Bakehouse art project in the news

Sydney Morning Herald – Open house on some fresh-baked ideas at Bakehouse Studios

The Age (photo gallery) – Bakehouse Studios Open Day

The Age (video) – Bakehouse Studios project

Noisey: Music by ViceBakehouse Arts Up

ABC News - Deflated Skywhale turning motorists' heads on one of Melbourne's busiest streets

ArtsHub - Skywhale like you haven’t seen it – deflated and arresting

The Age - Skywhale artist Patricia Piccinini a poster girl for Melbourne artists

The Age Sticky Carpet - Bakehouse blue for Lou

BeatPublic Art Paste Ups At Bakehouse Studios

Neoskosmos - Music and Visual Arts interact in The Bakehouse Project



This project has been kindly supported by:
The Corner HotelJerome Borazio (Laneway Festival), The Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship Fund, Arts Victoria City of YarraSpacecraftThe Spanish AcquisitionThe Myer Foundation, The Carlton, Alimentari, P.Dunn, special thanks to Steve Shapiro for the use of Bowie image.