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More than a Studio

Welcome to STUDIO 21. Located in the bustling arts region in Newcastle, STUDIO 21 offers a unique connection to New York's modern art scene. 

Located 21 Bennett St Hamilton, STUDIO 21 is more than a typical art space. It is a home for emerging artistic ideas and events.

Owner and director Maryanne Walmsley conceived the idea shortly after returning from living and working in art galleries, interior design and events management in Manhattan, NYC.

Inspired by the galleries in Chelsea and the loft converted art spaces in Soho and Williamsburg, Maryanne saw how she could bring these ideas to Newcastle. 

“I loved the feeling of space, the natural light and the timeless feeling you get when you repurpose these beautifully iconic old buildings. These spaces deserve to be experienced and enjoyed by others,” said Maryanne. 

STUDIO 21 is more than a gallery. It is a performance space and boutique event and wedding venue. 

STUDIO 21 is housed in an elegant and stylish loft conversion at 21 Bennett St (adjacent to Beaumont and Donald Streets) in Hamilton. It features high industrial ceilings, striking black rafters and exposed brickwork that contrast with the white walls of the gallery and event space. 

Walking through the front entrance you feel like you’ve entered into another word. In collaboration with a local architect, Maryanne designed the conversion to represent STUDIO 21’s minimal, inclusive vision.