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The BOP Arts co-op is a supportive and co-operative artistic presence extending across Geelong, the Golden Plains Shire, Ballarat and the Bellarine Peninsula. It has recently established itself as the managing entity of a modern and spacious facility located in Meredith. This is a great opportunity for the Arts community and will serve as the backbone for our collective endeavour.

As the first ever space dedicated to the Arts and the Artists themselves within the Golden Plains Shire, this idyllic and versatile blank canvas is the perfect space for workshops, events, poetry readings, Exhibitions and any other creative venture. 

As a supportive and not-for-profit initiative, the space will be available for hire at a reasonable $20 an hour for BOP members and $30 an hour for others. It will be available to host all manner of events with provided facilities (Bathroom, kitchen and extensive wall space.) There is room for eighty and seating for thirty. Additionally BOP runs children’s programs and will be available for the public during school holidays. 

We know that this repurposed council building will be of significant value to the community and encourage creative and innovative concepts/events befitting of the space. 

Consistent updates will be posted on the BOP website ( and Facebook page. We welcome all correspondence and direct your inquiries to

John Thompson