about the blender.
The Blender Studios is a renowned art complex with art studios at its core.
Founded in 2001, the studios have evolved alongside the urban art movement in Melbourne and currently hosts 24+ resident artists. Blender Studios is not only a hub for both street artists and fine artists, but it is also the HQ of Melbourne Street Tours, Dark Horse Experiment,
there are regular opportunities to visit via our tours, workshops or special events.
Now located in West Melbourne on Dudley St, the original home of Blender was on Franklin St.
To find out more about the early days and previous artists of Blender, click below.
There are two key aspects to Blender that make it what it is today.
The first is the open studio plan, whereby all studios are open to the communal space.
The second is the requirement that all resident artists work hard and are active in their use of the space (ie. not a storage space).
There has always been a heavy research influence at the Blender, with lots of discussions and constructive criticism. This comes from the shared spaces and natural interactions between artists.
Over the years there have been artists working across a diverse variety of mediums. Many of whom have achieved major critical success in their research and practice. This is true for both the fine artists that work here and the street artists, truly blending across art forms and ideas making it a unique and creative environment.