The Nook opened it’s (roller) doors back in 2014, initially as a gallery for emerging creatives filling a much-needed gap on the Mornington Peninsula. Now, it’s evolved into something much bigger, with private studios for creative business owners, in addition to its two gallery spaces and hip courtyard area.
Founders Kristy, Josh and Joel are siblings who grew up on the Mornington Peninsula and all still live locally. Kristy is a graphic designer who has been in the industry for over 10 years. Josh is also a graphic designer and illustrator who runs The Snake Hole Studio and Gallery (situated to the rear of The Nook). Joel is a carpenter – with an eye for detail.
The original factory was family-owned, and together they came up with the vision to transform it into The Nook — a place creatives could come together to work alongside like-minded people. This is something that the Mornington Peninsula lacked at the time – which is surprising, as it was teaming with creative talent.
Now, they’re very proud of the versatile space they’ve created for visionary brands, passionate entrepreneurs and talented local creatives.