From The Archives, 2011: Beginning

After a long search, we have found a venue we are pleased with.

Old School is the building of the former Methodist Girls School. In 2007, a small group of entrepreneurs banded together, took over this six block property and turned it into a place to share ideas.

It is a place that is open to the public, with old classrooms turned into offices for creative agencies.

Many of the spaces are turned into galleries, as venues to showcase interesting and emerging art.

Housing a diverse mix of artistic establishments, organizations which have settled into Old School include Sinema (a space to screen indie films and local productions), Chalk (classy and sparse restaurant with colonial ambience) and even the Philharmonic Orchestra Society.

It is within Old School that we found a vast, airy and sheltered space which used to be The Hall.

Bringing up memories of boring principal talks, long prize ceremonies, awkward primary school performances and story-telling competitions, this quaint venue is set to be the first home of Public Garden.