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The Bernina Textiles Studio is the perfect technology equipped Studio space, ideal for all things textiles and photography based, as well as presentations and seminars. The well-lit studio includes, like the Guy Warren Studio a vista over leafy Lane Cove suburbia, a projector, drop down projector screen, a ceiling mount, drop down television, two walls of cupboard storage, separate sink and zip tape access for immediate chilled and boiling water. Ample tables and chairs are frequently used for art classes and weekly meetings. The Studio is named after Bernina, the renowned international manufacturer of sewing and embroidery equipment, following their very generous sponsorship of 8 sewing machines and 2 overlockers.



No refunds or transfers allowed

Rates and conditions as effective from March 2019

(Please note, these hire rates apply to approved use of space for textile/creative work, not for events. Separate hire rates apply for creative events.)

Room Only, No Equipment

$75 half day

$130 full day
$25 extra (flat rate) for evening hires) 

Sewing machines & Over-lockers (minimum hire time is 1 hour)

(room changes do not apply if a machine is hired)

1 hour hire for machine: $25

4 hour hire for 1 machine: $50

8 hour hire for 1 machine: $80

Compulsory individual training for use of machines- $55, unless hirer is familiar with the model of machines.

Current Students & Friends of the Gallery 

Room Only, No Equipment

$55 half day

$90 full day

Sewing Machines & Overlockers
(room charges do not apply if a machine is hired)

1 hour hire for machine: $15

4 hour hire for machine: $35

8 hour hire for machine: $65

For hires of multiple machines (used on site only), please contact