Wednesday, 12 October 2011



With a new time and new location within the Schoolhouse, we will be celebrating Spring in the Orchard and on the basketball court. Share in some food and beers whilst checking out the lovely wares for sale!

Tell your friends! We'd love to see you there x

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Story Time at the Schoolhouse October

The first Story Time was a huge success so I reckon this one will be amazing. We are giving you plenty of warning so that you can put it on your calenders!

Monday, 19 September 2011


Melbourne Launches the Penguin Plays Rough Book of Short Stories at Schoolhouse Studios this Friday night Sep 23rd.

Featuring readings from the book by:
Vanessa Berry
Sam Twyford-Moore
Luke Carman
Felicity Castagna
Zoe Norton Lodge

With brand new responses written & read by:
Wet Ink’s Emmett Stinson
HEAT’s Fiona Wright
Beat’s Amelia Schmidt
The Lifted Brow’s Ronnie Scott
Going Down Swinging’s Geoff Lemon

Followed by a soon to be announced DANCABLE BAND, with drinks at the low low price of cheap and also possibly free.

And a stack of giant beers from the good people at Grolsch, who are getting into supporting independent arts projects like ours.

Bring cushions for story-listening and dancing shoes for band-dancing.

Thursday, 15 September 2011


Last night was the launch of Open Archive a temporary arts space curated by Jared Davis & Helen Grogan on site at the Schoolhouse Studios. It was a great night with a wonderful turn out, and the lead up during the day was equally as lovely with everyone pitching in to get the place set up.
Every day spent in this little utopia in Abbotsford is a lucky day.

 The new Schoolhouse Studios sign.
 Eugenia and Lauren in the orchard.
 Adam and his manly drill.

 Open Archive sign going up.
 Ben and beers

 Francis Plagne

 The Donkeys Tail in the Chapel.

 Mark Barrage

Tuesday, 13 September 2011


"Spiritual home of a gaggle of local artists in Abbotsford. Expect exhibitions, readings, installations, performances and more"

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

STORYTIME at Schoolhouse

Schoolhouse Studios presents the very first Story Time!

Featuring readings by Melbourne writers Paul Mitchell, Ruby J. Murray, Julian Novitz, Eric Yoshiaki Dando, and more.

Come join us in the Chapel for a laid-back night of great stories, cheap drinks and nibbles on the house!

Friday 16th September
The Chapel, Schoolhouse Studios
97 Nicholson St, Abbotsford.

Or, if you are a writer interested in being involved in the next Story Time, email

Monday, 5 September 2011


We are really excited to have fashion artist Meg Kolac and electric violinist/vocalist Xani Kolac and Melbourne band The Twoks performing a show as a part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival in The Chapel at Schoolhouse Studios from the 22nd of September to the 1st of October.
Below is a link to their show.  

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Lauching Open Archive

Open Archive at the Schoolhouse Studios
97 Nicholson Street Abbotsford 3067

Launching 15 September 2011, 7pm

Open Archive is a temporary art space and curatorial project for the facilitation of ephemeral and performative arts projects. Evolving through a program of events, performances and exhibitions, Open Archive will be a site for free experimentation running from September 2011 through February 2012.
Open Archive attempts diverse methods of art documentation, continually reassessing the potentials and inevitable failures of this documentative process.

Co-directors: Jared Davis & Helen Grogan

Saturday, 20 August 2011

The Sunday Barber

Tom Farmer started Sunday barber shop sessions in the orchard today. Lauren was the first customer. Tom does cuts for trade. He'll be back in a fortnight to do some grooming if anyone is interested.
We enjoyed the sunshine today and admired the vegies going nuts in the garden. Plans for a Spring Equinox party are underway.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011


The sun came out in time for lunch