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Help us support independent artists in making daring and experimental works across multiple art forms. Your generosity will go a long way – contributing directly to research, creative development and presentation of new work.

Whether your gift is big or small, every dollar of your tax-deductible donation counts.

If you would like to discuss your donation, please contact Kali Michailidis, General Manager here or on 03 9391 1110.



With the help of your contributions, in 2018 we were able to commission 4 mid-career artists to create ambitious works of scale and present 177 Australian and international artists.

In July 2018, we presented NONCOMPETE by Alisdair Macindoe, an exhibition of self-organising robotic instruments. Our second commission was part of Melbourne International Arts Festival, DEFUNCTIONALISED AUTONOMOUS OBJECTS by Steven Rhall, attracting over 12,000 visitors. AIR DANCER AS BLACK BODY from the exhibition will tour to this year’s Dark Mofo festival in Hobart. NEWER VOLCANICS by The Orbweavers closed out our 2018 program with 2 sold-out live concerts and an album due to be launched later in 2019.

We are thrilled to present the final of the four commissioned works, made possible by your donation, with the exhibition SHIFTING SURROUNDS by Yandell Walton, on now until 20 July 2019. In a stunning immersive digital installation, this exhibition explores human relationships with ecological and physical systems on the planet by interrogating the shifting environments caused by climate change.


2019 SO FAR

Our 2019 program is well under way. To date, we have sold-out four shows and welcomed over 8,000 audience members. A significant highlight was our first ever program in the biennial Dance Massive festival. We premiered 4 new works, all led by independent female artists, from Berlin, Sydney, Perth and the west of Melbourne. Check out What's On here.



The SUBSTATION is a multi-art space presenting a curated program of contemporary, experimental, interdisciplinary work by local, national and international artists. Engaging with artists from across artistic disciplines, working in non-traditional modes, we commission and curate our program to create opportunities for audiences in the greater west of Melbourne to see the best of contemporary and experimental arts. We aim to engage local audiences in an inspired, critical dialogue about current society.

Donations play an integral part in The SUBSTATION's ability to support artists to create and present work. Your donation goes directly towards helping The SUBSTATION continue its work, championing contemporary and experimental arts and artists in the west.


We deeply appreciate your contributions and support. 

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