FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENTS Thursday 6th December 4pm-9pm

Presented by the businesses of the Flinders Quarter, the Festival of Independents is a fantastic opportunity to support local artists, designers and business owners.

Boutique shops, maker studios, cafes and restaurants along Campbell Arcade, Flinders Lane, Degraves Street, Centre Place, Cathedral Arcade, Manchester Lane, Scott Alley, Centreway Arcade and the Nicholas Building unite for a special neighbourhood event by locals for locals.

Be inspired by creative installations, Melbourne-made and designed wares, live entertainment and tasty treats. Discover, shop, eat and celebrate local.

Participating Nicholas Building businesses and studios

l'uccello Vintage Haberdashery & Fancy Goods -studio 5
Kimono House - Japanese Textiles & Craft  
Marche Noir studios 3 & 4 featuring
            Anno Domini Home 
            Harold & Maude 
            Muses of Mystery 

Summerhill Lashes -studio 4

Esther Weinberg Jewellery level 5 studio 3
Woven Memories level 5, studio 15
Mary-Anne Stuart Artist & Designer level 5, studio 15

William Llewellyn Grifffiths Jewellery  level 6, studio 20 

Little Mandarin Yoga level 7,  studio 2 
Victoria Mason Jewellery level 7, studio 4
Andrew Weldon, Cartoonist level 7, studio 5
Vikki Kassioras Contemporary Jewellery level 7, studio 21

Louise Macdonald Milliner  level 8, studio 3 
Jason Patterson Goldsmith Sculptor level 8, studio 4
Soft Stories - Maxine Beneba Clarke & Isobel Knowles level 8, studio 22 

Katzinka Jewellery level 9 studio 7


A Night at the Nicholas Summer Edition 7th December 2017

Visit the Nicholas Buildings Studios and businesses this Thursday 7th December

The Nicholas Building Association invites you to come in and have a drink, enjoy the views, explore the winding corridors and discover the hidden gems not regularly open to public in this iconic building. 
Amongst dozens of studios opening their doors, events within the building include the launch BLINDSIDE’s Emerging Curator Mentorship.  Live music by some of Melbourne’s most talented street performers; Muses of Mystery will be offering tarot and palm reading: and Vintage label RetroStar will be celebrating the night with a store wide sale and gift bags will be handed out to those who donate to the Nicholas Building Association. 
It promises to be another eclectic evening of discovery and adventure at the Nicholas.
Catch a lift to the top and be prepared to be delighted and surprised!



A Night at the Nicholas... 22 June 2017

Visit the Nicholas Building on Thursday 22nd June

The Nicholas Building Association invites you to come in and have a drink, enjoy the views, explore the winding corridors and discover the hidden gems not regularly open to public in this iconic building. 

From the beautifully preserved art deco arcade to the 9th floor, visitors will have the opportunity to see where beautiful things are made, buildings are designed, art is shown and ideas are conceived of, and to meet the creative people behind them.

Entry is by gold coin donation and refreshments will be available on various levels. All proceeds will directly contribute to preserving and nurturing the building's special culture.

Among dozens of studios opening their doors, you can catch: the launch of a new exhibition, Chinese Whispers, at Blindside; a performance installation called Emergent Urgency by Dario Vacirca; Kimono House's textile art exhibition, Courage and Determination; Urban Creative's launch of their Lumen 01 lighting range; and the launch of Gaylene Carbis's book, Anecdotal Evidence, at Collected Works. 

Renowned jeweller and artist Victoria Mason will be opening her studio with a sale of samples and one-off pieces; boutique stores Kuwaii, Obus, and Vintage Sole will also be open on the night; and vintage label Retrostar will celebrate with a store-wide sale and draw to win a $200 store voucher for those donating to the Nicholas Building Association.

Catch a lift to the top and be prepared to be delighted and surprised!

FACEBOOK event listing link HERE


Roopa Pemmaraju Christmas Sale

Roopa Pemmaraju is a wonderful Designer and is offering an amazing Christmas Discount during the City Precinct shopping night this thursday!


Nicholas Building residents taking part in this years City Precinct Shopping Night!

The Nicholas Building along with some other lane way retailers will be part of the very special annual City Precinct Shopping night on Thursday December 10th from 5pm-9pm. 
With the festive spirit abounding why not take the opportunity to visit retailers and studios that will be open on the night as well as a small market in our beautiful Cathedral Arcade.

Come and visit the Nicholas Building Showcase and follow the hastag #nicholasBuildingShowcase

We are please to be part of the City Precinct event as some of our tenants are members of this Association of Small business in postcode 3000.  Other areas open on the night will be Flinders Quarter, Hardware Lane, Russell Place and bourke hill… so make sure you make a night of it!

Come and wander the floors!
A list of who is open will be at the base of the lifts, but for now we can announce ...

Vintage Soul

Maria’s Beads & Trims
Collected Works
Luccello – Vintage haberdashery & Fancy Goods
Musese of Mystery
Kimono House
Jose Zarpan  - Peruvian Tailor

Studio 9
Dan McGill Jeweller
Studio 4
Mattt Bags

Studio 10
Haarhoff, Crawford & Fry- Visual artists - Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
Studio 15
Woven memories
Studio 18
Nicholas Projects - Art Gallery

Studio 21
jewellery, objects and ceramics for sale by
Elise Sheehan / Marcos Guzman / Kieran Jackson / Bella Clack / Building Two
Studio 20 - Cella 620
handmade jewellery labels,
Thea Nightingale / Emgee / Eli Speaks / MDK Doctor Kustom
Studio 10
urban creative studio with Lumen 0.01 Lighting

Studio 7
Anne Spitzer, Art Cards, Jewellery and Limited Edition Prints
Studio 14
BlindSide Artist Run Initiative
CURTAIN CALL | FLESH EXPRESS | Diego Ramirez | Melissa Matveyeff
Studio 21
Vikki Kassioras, Contemporary Jewellery
Studio 23
Peter O’connor , Leather satchels & bags
Studio 4
Victoria Mason, Jewellry
Studio 3
Roopa Pemmaraju – Local designer
Studio 12
Karla Way, Claire McArdle, Fiona Simmons, Melanie Caple and Melissa Grisancich will have jewellery, ceramics, prints and drawings for sale

Level 8
Studio 22
"Cat Rabbit”, “STUDIOISO" and  "Soft Stories” Animation and characters
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery - Vanessa Lucas - Conchology Exhibition

Level 9
Studio 22
Liz and Darin's Studio


Flinders Quarter Shopping Night

Flinder Quarter Shopping Night is on today Thursday the 11th of December.
Visit the Nicholas Building and enjoy late night 
shopping till 9pm with the participating businesses and a pop up market in our beloved Cathedral Arcade.

To find out more about the Flinders Quarter Shopping Night
click HERE


l'uccello shopping event this wednesday 12th of November

l'uccello Christamas decorations launch and special shopping event this
Wednesday the 12th November. 

Special Christmas Shopping Event
Wednesday 12th November
10am - 7pm

level 2 room 5
37 Swanston Street


Exhibition NIcholas Jones - Mining the Archive

Opening this Saturday 3pm -5pm

Nicholas Jones 

Mining the Archive 

October 29th - November 22nd 

Nicholas Jones invites you to celebrate his first solo show at:

John Buckley Gallery 

The Glorious Year (2014) 300 x 420 x 56mm
English Greek Dictionary (2014)
Blake (2014)
English Italian Dictionary (2014)
Travels in West Africa
The Concise Atlas (2014)
Nicholas Jones invites you to Mining the Archive, an exhibition that brings together new and exciting work in his first solo show with John Buckley Gallery. 

Nicholas will present the works in a Q&A from 2:30pm Saturday 8th November

"Nicholas carves us forward through the linear textual narrative. The creation of his islands and figurative elements is a negative casting of form where the reveal brings us forward to the progressive outcomes of the stories rather than backwards to their beginnings. This inversion drives a tension in the work that keeps it alive beyond its striking aesthetic appeal."

Excerpt from the catalogue essay written by Kent Wilson 
Preview the online catalogue here 
John Buckley Gallery 
114 Bendigo St, Prahran VIC 3181
All sales inquiries please contact John Buckley Gallery 


Kanga Kanga Japanese Magazines

Kanga Kanga Japanese magazine shop

Level 9, Studio 8 has just moved into the Nicholas and will be taking part in this years open studio event!

opening hours
 monday to friday 12-7pm,
saturday 12-6
 sunday closed

Turn a different page on fashion, start from the back of a cool Japanese magazine.
 Fashion-focused Melburnians don’t need to read Japanese to be inspired by magazines popular in Harajuku, Shibuya and Tokyo. The only thing to know is that Japanese magazines start where English magazines end – you read them from right to left (or back to front).

From oh-my-gosh street fashions to unusual architecture and design, Kanga Kanga has over 200 titles to turn your idea of cool on its head.

The secret’s out
 For the past eight years, Kanga Kanga Japanese magazine shop has been an almost ‘secret’ destination for in-the-know overseas students and savvy locals. That hasn’t changed. Only now, the shop’s joined the eclectic cache of creators and retailers at the Nicholas Building.

Most customers can’t read a word of Japanese. They simply crave a distinctly hip-Nippon take on fashion and design that isn't easily found in New York, London or Paris – or Melbourne.

One of the distinctive fashion trends to emanate from Japan is known as Lolita. Some fabulous individuals who prefer this style get fashion inspiration – as well as their unique outfits – from Kanga Kanga.

Kanga Kanga imports a select range of Japanese-made fashion by designers, Innocent World and Elements, H.

Free magazine search service

The ‘Find-it-san’ of Japanese magazines in Melbourne is Mr Tanaka. If there’s a publication you’ve seen in Japan, or you’ve heard about, he is your man for sourcing hard-to-find Japanese magazines, books and ‘mooks’ (which is a Japanese term for half-magazine, half-book).

Customers have enlisted Taka Tanaka’s help to find all kinds of magazines, for various purposes and interests. For example, he tracked down auto-tuning magazines for specific types of 1970s Japanese cars for local enthusiasts who were looking to modify their old Datsuns.

Taka-san is happy to help you search for any publication available for sale in Japan. This is a complimentary customer service.


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