Mercator Studios

Image: Louise M Cooper


Studio MG1 – Mercator Studios at the Abbotsford Convent

Phoebe has just moved into Studio MG1, in the extraordinary Mercator Studios, which she shares with fellow jeweller Katheryn Leopoldseder. Previously confined to a tiny Nun’s bedroom in the Convent Building, both are excited about the opportunity to expand their dynamic practices which incorporate exhibition work, production work and private commissions.

Mercator Studios  are the newest to open within the Abbotsford Convent precinct and house a diverse range of creative practices spanning art, craft and design. The Convent itself is an extraordinary place with eleven magnificent buildings, courtyards and gardens spread over 6.8 hectares on a sweeping bend of the Yarra river. Gradually each of the disused buildings are being renovated for new uses – the most recently completed being Mercator Studios.

A selection of Phoebe’s work can be viewed at Studio MG1 by appointment.