Exploring Creativity, Culture and the Arts
In 2021, Pentridge Arts was launched with Pentridge Studios being set up alongside Divisions Gallery. Divisions Gallery is a commercial gallery space that seeks to bring energy and creativity into Melbourne’s vibrant arts and culture community. We provide opportunities for our Resident Artists via their own curation of shows and provide exhibition space for local, emerging and mid-career artists. We promote community, inclusivity, and seek to bring interesting and dynamic local art to a greater audience.
Divisions Gallery is one of Melbourne’s most distinctive exhibition spaces, nestled within the bluestone walls of Pentridge and with views over the former A and H Divisions of Pentridge. Divisions Gallery exhibitions are accompanied by a dynamic range of public programs that provide rich context to the interpretation and understanding of art.
Pentridge Studios offers Resident Artists a unique opportunity to shape and be part of the journey of Pentridge Arts. Pentridge Studios seek to foster growing artistic networks and the sharing of opportunities for artists, all whilst at the crossroads where heritage, history and traditional divides meet contemporary art practice.
Pentridge is working with government and industry partners toward the realisation of a long-standing vision to convert the former A Division prison building into an Arts, Tourism and Creative Industries Precinct.