LENNOX STREET STUDIOS
Lennox Street Studios is an artist run studio space, allowing over 30 artists to create together in an inspiring setting. Set in an old school in Newtown, this building has continued to inspire artists for over 20 years. It has brought together emerging and established artists in an environment that nurtures creative freedom and encourages cross pollination. The artists of Lennox street thank fellow artists Malcolm Poole and Steve Perrin for their tireless efforts in initiating and continuing to make this unique artist collective possible.
In Sydney, as the demand for artist spaces began to exceed availability, because many traditional artists’ spaces have been resumed for commercial development. Either they have ceased to exist or they are too expensive for emergent artists to afford. The idea to create an arts studio environment came to Steve and I after graduating in 1994. We procured the building on a long-term lease in January 1995 and it has been running continuously and successfully since that time.