Hire the Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station (OFS) is a community arts and creative space that can be hired for arts related activities.

The building is heritage listed and located on the main street of Kiama's central business district.

We welcome group and individual cultural arts activities of all types.

Arts-based activities can include:

  • visual arts workshops
  • lectures
  • talks
  • recitals
  • performances
  • exhibitions.

 

How long can I book for?

Standard bookings are for one week.

The booking week begins at 12noon Thursday and ends 5pm Wednesday afternoon.

Two-week bookings may be considered depending on availability and content.

Bookings can also be made for Thursday mornings (8-11am) and Wednesday evenings (5-10pm).

What is the booking deadline?

You may submit a booking application at any time.

Bookings are scheduled 6 months in advance.

Closing dates for the 6 month exhibition periods are:

  • 31 October (for January to June exhibitions)
  • 30 April (for July to December exhibitions).

The application booking form will ask you for your 3 preferred booking dates.

If you wish to book during the more popular months (e.g. January, March, April, September, October and November), we suggest you select dates accross a number of different months, rather than all in one single month.

How is my booking assessed?

So that artists get equal access, you are limited to one exhibition every 6 months.

If requests for the same booking weeks arise, these are assessed on a priority basis:

  1. Kiama based individual artists
  2. Kiama based groups
  3. Groups with Kiama based members
  4. Non-Kiama based artists
  5. Non-Kiama groups.

Must my artwork be original?

Yes.

No commercial operations or non-original mass produced items are permitted.

What does it cost?

Search 'Old Fire Station' in our online Fees & Charges.

If your application is successful, all fees (including hire and bond) must be paid at least 4 weeks before your exhibition.

How are exhibitions run and what does the space provide?

The Old Fire Station is a space for hire only venue.

All exhibitors are required to provide their own personnel to oversee their exhibition. 

Provided onsite is:

  • 50 hanging wires
  • 150 hooks
  • desk and 2 chairs
  • 20 folding stackable chairs
  • wooden plinths
  • kichenette
  • fridge
  • ceiling fans (air conditioning and heating not provided)
  • Wifi access.

 

Location

Corner Terralong & Shoalhaven Street, KIAMA 2533  View Map

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