Introducing Collingwood Yards

After more than four years of going by the moniker “CAP”, standing in for either Contemporary Arts Precincts or Collingwood Arts Precinct at various times, we’re excited to be opening the former Collingwood Tech site with a new name: Collingwood Yards.


Collingwood Yards emerged from a long search for a name that would both honour the legacy of the site as a place of learning and community and speak to its future as an open space for collaboration and curiosity. The name itself came from archives — drawing from one of the colloquial names for the site as “The Tech’ Yards.” 


From the beginning of the process we knew that we wanted to include Collingwood in the name, to keep its distinctive local identity and anchor it in its physical location. The meeting of these important themes – location, legacy and future is reflected in our new name: Collingwood Yards, a place for the local community to wander through a leafy outdoor space, experience creativity at work and engage with the neighbourhood. 

Our first tenants move into Johnston Street

We’ve reached an exciting new milestone as we welcome the first of our long-term tenants into our Johnston Street Building. Arts organisations, architecture studios and design practices have moved both themselves and their furniture in over the past few days. 

Now resident on the top* floor are Agency Projects, Auspicious Arts Projects,  Liquid Architecture, Barraco + Wright, Experimenta Media Arts, Barpirdhila Foundation, Black Voltron, Bad Apples Music, the Centre for Projection Arts and our 2020 Bank of Melbourne Resident, designer Danielle Brustman. Over the coming months we’ll introduce you to each of our tenants and their spaces in a series of profiles leading up to the opening of the space in its completion in mid-2020.

*excludes secret Caretaker’s Residence at the very top of the Johnston Street Building!

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