We have a range of spaces for hire at VU at MetroWest, including:

  • The Centre Space (exhibition space)
  • a meeting room. 

Contact us to discuss your requirements, and we can arrange the perfect space for you.

The Centre Space - a versatile exhibition space

The Centre Space is a white-walled open plan public area which can be used as a gallery, exhibition, seminar, display or workshop space. It can host up to 100 patrons and has wheelchair access.

As an "empty box" the space encourages innovation in presentation. Specialist rigging/exhibition systems or arrangements will be subject to approval.

Subject to negotiation and agreement, the hirer may access the VU at MetroWest entry space and café area for exhibition as well.

Capacity

Level floor space (with wheelchair access) that can accommodate up to 100 patrons at any one time.

Dimensions

180m2.

Floor surface

Light grey concrete with a semi-gloss finish.

Toilet

Male/female and accessible toilets are available and shared by all users of VU at MetroWest.

Lighting equipment

The Centre Space is equipped with track lighting all the way around the room.

Monday - Saturday:

  • Half day (full rate): $240
  • Half day (concession/not-for-profit rate): $175
  • All day (full rate): $385
  • All day (concession/not-for-profit rate): $275

After hours:

  • Half day (full rate): $385
  • Half day (concession/not-for-profit rate): $225
  • All day (full rate): $590
  • All day (concession/not-for-profit rate): $380

Weekly and monthly rates are also available - contact us to discuss your needs.

We do not have an on-site caterer. Hirers can organise an external caterer and we are happy to provide recommendations. Please note that no heating facilities are available, however there is a kitchen available for use as well as refrigeration.

All exhibitions are expected to be open to the public Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm, except where agreed otherwise during a launch/event.

The Hirer is responsible for supervision of the exhibition during opening hours.

The Centre Space allows two days to install an exhibition, and one day to bump out.

Exhibitions are to be scheduled to finish on the last Friday of the exhibition and must bump out on a Monday.

  • Openings are limited in size to no more than 100 persons.
  • Production and distribution of the invitation including RSVPs is the responsibility of the Exhibitor.

All marketing and promotion of any exhibitions and/or activities are the responsibility of the Hirer.

All events scheduled during the course of an exhibition and/or activity (other than a launch) must be separately agreed with the MetroWest Program & Space Coordinator and may be subject to separate event arrangements.

During exhibitions programmed by the VU at MetroWest Program & Space Coordinator (if applicable) The Centre Space can be booked for other functions and events subject to them not impacting on the presentation of the works on exhibition or display.

VU provides an opportunity for a reduction or waiving of The Centre Space hire, by negotiation with the VU at MetroWest Program & Space Coordinator. Hirers may be eligible for this reduction or waiving of fees if they are:

  • a bonafide not-for-profit organisation
  • A Footscray University Town coordinated activity.

If the Exhibitor/Hirer chooses to sell goods through their activity, it is their sole responsibility to manage the sales. VU does not take any commission on sales.

Any artworks sold during an exhibition will remain on display until the closure of the exhibition. It is the responsibility of the Exhibitor/Hirer to distribute any works sold once the exhibition has closed. VU takes no responsibility from any disagreement arising between Exhibitor/Hirer and the buyer as a result of the sale of any artwork.

Meeting room

The meeting room is an attractive central private space with a large table, chairs, wi-fi and a flatscreen TV. It can accommodate 10 people.

Capacity

Level floor space (with wheelchair access) can accommodate up to 10 people.

Dimensions

22m2.

Floor surface

Carpet

Toilet

Male/Female and wheelchair accessible toilets provided and shared by all users.

Technical

There is a flat screen TV mounted to the wall and VU wi-fi available.

Sound levels must not impede activities of other occupants in the building.

Location

The Centre Space and the meeting room are located at VU at MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.

See the VU at MetroWest page for:

  • Google map
  • site map
  • accessible text alternative map
  • detailed map
  • public transport
  • parking.

Contact us

Bianca Borg
VU at MetroWest Coordinator

Email: metrowest@vu.edu.au
Phone+61 3 9919 7043