In the Degraves Street Subway, artist-run Sticky Institute combines an exhibiting and open-resource working space with a non-profit retail environment.
Bypassing the conventional gallery system, Sticky redefines the notion of a retail environment as a non-profit arts space dedicated to Australian and international zine culture. Zines are provided additional exposure through Sticky's presence at various art and literature festivals nationally.
Sticky's instore artist program involves monthly arts talks, workshops, zine launches and ongoing discussion and debate. The open-resources program involves badge machines, photocopying, long-armed staplers, a paper guillotine, stationery and typewriters.
Sticky is supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.