The SUBSTATION is a not-for-profit multi arts centre located in a 100-year-old repurposed, industrial building.


The SUBSTATION presents an annual curated program of creative development, residencies and presentation. Engaging with artists from across artistic disciplines, working in non-traditional modes and across art-forms, The SUBSTATION provides the opportunity for artists and audiences to connect with the unique space and the distinctive location of Newport.


Newport is one of the oldest substations in the metropolitan systems, and also one of the largest. It displays an exceptionally high level of integrity not seen in any other extant examples of this substation design, and although much of the original equipment has been removed or vandalised, the building is highly demonstrative of early twentieth century power generating practices. The building has strong visual and functional associations with the nearby Newport railway workshops, established in 1882.


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Open hours

The Substation Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 12pm to 6pm with extended hours on Friday to 8pm.



1 Market Street, Newport



P: (03) 9391 1110