Media & Press
Media & Press
Over the past 10 years, we have been very fortunate when it’s come to media and press. Without all of these articles, blogs, and TV highlights, (and our guests + lovely artists of course), we wouldn’t be able to be where we are right now.
To all the Media/press/bloggers that help us out so much… Thank you! Thank you!
The Most Unique City Stays in Australia: The Blender Loft
Published by Austalian Traveller magazine, September 2021
Founded by artist Adrian Doyle in 2001, Blender Studios is one of the oldest independent art studios in Melbourne and has evolved in lockstep with the city’s urban art movement. Today it’s a hub of 22 artists’ studios working in street and fine art, has its own street-art-daubed laneway, and an adjoining gallery, Dark Horse Experiment.
In 2019, the renowned complex added The Blender Loft to the mix. An ‘ARTbnb’, not just an Airbnb, this unique urban stay is a way of bringing people into a creative space they might not get to experience otherwise. And, in a city known for its arts, staying at The Blender Loft is billed as the ultimate way to experience its vibrant culture. The self-contained studio is located above Blender Studios and Dark Horse Experiment in West Melbourne, a 10-minute walk across Flagstaff Gardens, the old character.
With city views, original floorboards and bags of character, it is located on the mezzanine level of the old warehouse and oozes industrial charm. And, from the moment you set down your bags, arriving via a suitably mural-adorned stairwell, it is designed to be an immersive art experience. It is a curated experience that is well thought out and quirky.
A living and evolving art exhibition, the space is transformed every three months. “It is carefully thought out to make the whole space into an artwork,” Adrian says. “It’s like you are staying in a wonderful artwork. And you walk down the stairs into a creative wonderland as each studio is filled with art.”Guests at The Blender Loft are invited to enjoy all the action of the 24-hour art studios at their doorstep and are encouraged to meet the artists, get involved and be inspired. “When you stay at The Blender Loft, you never know what you are going to be part of as the Blender Studios has many events, exhibition openings, life drawing, workshops; every day is something new,” describes Adrian. “And if there is nothing on at the Blender, chances are there will be an opening nearby that all the artists are attending. Of course, guests will be informed of any cool event or exhibition that’s happening during their stay, and they are always made to feel welcome by the Blender artists in any context.
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