The APW is a highly successful arts organisation in fine art printmaking, education, public gallery programs and community access and outreach projects, located in the cultural heart of Fitzroy.

JCB provided full consultancy services for alterations and additions to the existing two-storey premises, to improve the workings and viability of the APW.  New works include a building extension for ‘artist in residence’ accommodation, re-planning and refurbishment of the interior to improve education programs and provide larger open plan print studios to enable the production of larger scale works, and upgrade of the APW print-works gallery and building façade to enhance its public profile and patronage.

New facade interventions contribute to the project’s success, including large steel windows and a dynamic cantilevered canopy which activate the street frontage, increase visibility whilst providing solar protection to exhibited works on paper, and reveal the internal activities of the APW.

The construction program was carefully executed in two stages so that the APW could remain in operation during construction works.

Date:

2007-2009

Gross Floor Area:

780m2

Client:

Australian Print Workshop