Now in its thirteenth year, Tortuga Studios is one of Sydney’s largest artist-run initiatives, and proudly independent. Located in an old warehouse in St Peters, Tortuga has up to 20 artists in residence at any given time, over 100 affiliated artists, is recognised as a seminal part of Sydney’s entertainment industry and is a stalwart of the city’s creative economy.
“We are a strong group of collaborative creatives that operates as a not-for-profit Incorporated Association. Among our crew are industrial sculptors, setbuilders and props makers for film and TV, AV experts, leatherworkers, jewellers, fine artists, installation artists, writers, photographers, multi-media artists, street artists and performers.
Alongside acclaimed, large-scale productions of our own, our artists and their work have featured in countless, state, national and international exhibitions [Sculpture by the Sea, MCA, HIDDEN, Sydney Festival, Cementa, Art + About, TINA, Sydney Fringe, Dark Mofo, Mona Foma, SWF, Glastonbury, Burning Man, Mardi Gras, 2000 Olympics, Adelaide Fringe, Womadelaide, Head on, Sydney Contemporary and more].”