Sanctum Studio | Sanctum Studio Artists Space
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Sanctum Studio is a dynamic new arts space in the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It’s a factory in a castle…yes, a castle, with turrets and towers covered in vines. In 2021/22 we will host an exciting program of exhibitions, book launches and events. Visit our What’s On page for more information or our online shop to purchase original artwork.

Sanctum Studio

Who we are…

Sanctum Studio Artists Space is home to a small group of resident artists, including painters, photographers and jewellers.

It is also the headquarters of Sanctum Studio Productions, a lens through which monstrous apparitions are made manifest, tearing fissures in the fabric of monotony. Its work has been described as, ‘forg[ing] a dark and surreal dystopia, packed with visual surprises,’ (The Age 2018).

Sanctum Studio is managed by husband-and-wife team, Lachlan Plain ( and Jasmine Powell ( Their art is inspired by their experience of madness, bringing knowledge from the shadows into the light of day.

Sanctum Studio creates public art, street art, giant puppets and special props for government, commercial and private clients. We also facilitate collaborative arts projects alongside community groups and schools, creating public art, sculptural lanterns, giant puppets and picture story books.

Sanctum Studio

Studio Hire

2.1 x 3.2m work stations available for long-term lease. Suitable for painters, jewelers, sculptors, designers, illustrators and other creative people. $60.50 p/wk inc. GST.

8 x 2.4m mezzanine office for long-term lease. Suitable for film makers, photographers, illustrators, animators & artists. Private, clean and lockable space with AC. $230 p/wk inc. GST.

Download Rental Pack here.


Sanctum Studio is ideal for individual artists and collectives. It can be hired as a fully equipped artist’s workshop, or for photo and film shoots, exhibitions, performances, rehearsals, classes and events. Artists looking for a long-term shared studio space are also encouraged to apply. Sanctum Studio features a large floor space with workbenches, industrial sewing machine, computer and drawing desks, easel and fold out worktables. Additional features include lounge area, meeting area, kitchenette, wet area and toilets. Download Rental Pack here.

Sanctum Studio

Where we are…

Situated near the charming town of Montmorency and the iconic Montsalvat Arts Colony in Eltham, the studio backs onto the Plenty River parklands. Sanctum Studio has 110m2 footprint with a 4m high ceiling and road frontage (35,000 cars drive past per day).

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