381 Sydney Road (upstairs)
Brunswick Vic 3056
+61 3 9078 7357
Our gallery space is currently operating on a curated basis and we are not taking individual submissions at this time. Curators and makers with ideas for curated exhibitions are welcome to contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
The shop operates largely on a curated basis. However, makers and designers wishing to have work considered for the shop are welcome to contact us on email@example.com. Please note we are not able to meet with 'walk-in' or 'cold call' submissions, all submissions must be made via email. We receive quite a high number of stocking submissions and are unfortunately not able to reply to all, but will be in contact with those we think may a good fit for the store. Any submissions should include key images, link to blogs (if any), biography and work practice statement, and current stockists (if any). We ask that all people submitting first peruse our website and the About Us section.
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Please note that Mr Kitly is on the first floor and access is via stairs. Look out for the stairwell next door to Brunswick Fabrics. We do not have alternative (non-stairs) access, but our entire shop catalogue is available to shop online for home delivery.
BRUNSWICK ACCESS AND THINGS TO DO
Information on MYKI cards for visitors is available here
. You can use the Metlink Journey Planner
to plan your bus/tram/train journeys.
: We are located on Tram route 19
(starts from corner Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street in the city) which takes you to the corner of Albert Street and Sydney Road in Brunswick (Stop No. 22). Cross Albert Street heading North away from the city, pass the Commonwealth Bank and look out for our sandwich board sign. We are located above Brunswick Fabrics.
: We are a 5 minute walk from Brunswick Station on the Upfield train line
. Exit the station on the Sydney Road side and walk past the supermarket down Albert Street, turn left into Sydney Road, and look out for our sandwich board sign. We are located above Brunswick Fabrics.
There is free 1-hour parking on Sydney Road, but be sure to read the Clearway signs. There are pay to park 1.5 and 2-hour parks available in the Spotlight carpark at the rear of our building, accessible from Albert street.
The Upfield bike path runs alongside the Upfield train line and is a convenient way to travel by bike from the city to Brunswick. Turn right off the bike path at Albert Street, then left into Sydney Road. There are plenty of places to tie your bike up along Sydney Road. The Upfield bike path connects with the City Trail in the lovely surrounds of Royal Park in the South, and to the West from Sydney Road you can access the Merri Creek trail. Nice to make a day of it. More maps here
and check out The Humble Vintage
for a great bike hire scheme for those visiting the city.
SO NOW YOU ARE IN BRUNSWICK, WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO/SEE/EAT?
Right, so we get quite a few queries from people visiting town/from the other side of the river about where are good places to eat and other things to do in Brunswick after they have visited Mr Kitly.
My personal suggestions for eats nearby to Mr Kitly include La Paloma
for great cafes with lovely atmospheres each, and of course the amazing Middle Eastern and Greek bakeries on Sydney Road such as Tabet's
and the classic A1 Bakery
, checking out the multitude of Middle Eastern and Greek sweet shops along that stretch as well. For salubrious surrounds and long (boozy) lunch or afternoon tea, Albert Street Food Store
is a recent phenomenon for classy eats and top-notch sweets, and is just across the road from Mr Kitly. And of course Brunswick is the spiritual home of the excellent Beatbox Kitchen burger truck, check out their current location here
In nice weather, see above for bike riding ideas, especially Merri Creek and Royal Park both are tops for nature and picnics and close to Brunswick.
For other stores to check out, I would advise a look into Savers
and Don Bosco
op shops if you are that way inclined, and also the cult jean phenomenon that is Dejour
and for hard-to-find record shopping Round & Round
. On Glenlyon Road you will find the fabulous fashion space by Kuwaii
and slightly further away (on Lygon Street) the awesome fashion shop Monk House Design
is a must-visit and in the Northern stretch the ladies at Harvest Workroom
FITZROY OUTPOST - MR KITLY @ MISS GERTRUDE
You can also see and buy a selection of Mr Kitly products at our space inside the wonderful Miss Gertrude Hair Salon on Gertrude Street in Fitzroy. Please visit Miss Gertrude website here
for opening hours and access. Please do note that not all products available at the Brunswick store are available at the Fitzroy store, and the installation changes every 4 to 6 weeks. Also a great place to get your haircut:)