Melbourne to get a new multidisciplinary arts venue – The Motley Bauhaus

The-Motley-BauhausMelbourne’s premier independent art space dedicated to promoting skills based art practices, The Motley Bauhaus, is launching a brand new 350 person capacity and uniquely independent arts venue right on the edge of the city later this month.

Located at 118 Elgin Street, Carlton, the new venue includes a 75 seat black box theatre; a big, beautiful gallery; separate cabaret stage; full sized recording studio; working artists’ studios; dark room and two separate bar areas.

The Motley Bauhaus first launched in 2018 on Scotchmer Street in Fitzroy North. Creating a unique but small multidisciplinary home for arts practices proved popular and as such we are upgrading into this new location, more able to house our expanded practice.

The Motley Bauhaus will be launching this brand new space on Thursday 20 January with a series of live performances, exhibitions and general fun times and merriment. For a more detailed look at the opening line-up, head to The Motley Bauhaus website.

“I am so excited and scared but also thrilled to be opening this new space,” said Jason Cavanagh,  The Motley Bauhaus founder Jason Cavanagh. “It feels really wild to be doing this right now, with everything that’s going on. It’s been a tough, tough time for artists, for the industry as a whole.

“This is a massive investment in our arts community at a time when it is desperately needed. I think art thrives in adversity and I’m really keen to explore and support that.”

The brand new, completely independent multidisciplinary arts venue, The Motley Bauhaus will be launching after a long delay due to restrictions, and what better time to be bringing this completely unique vision into the heart of Melbourne to help revitalise our independent arts sector.

The Motley Bauhaus opens at 118 Elgin Street, Carlton on Thursday 20 January 2022. For more information, visit: for details.

Image: The Motley Bauhaus (supplied)