Cultural icon Sticky Institute reopens in the Nicholas Building

A cultural icon from Melbourne has literally risen in the world after more than two decades promoting his paper goods in the underground Campbell Arcade, next to Flinders Street Station.

Sticky Institute, known for its fanzines, which are homemade books or magazines, has moved to another creative hub nearby, the Nicholas Building.

“We plan to continue operating as we always have, so we support the zine community and as many artists as possible,” said the nonprofit’s volunteer coordinator Samantha Riegl.

Rail Projects Victoria (RPV), which is delivering the Metro Tunnel, supported the Sticky Institute and other long-term Campbell Arcade tenants to relocate ahead of major construction to connect a pedestrian underpass from the new Town Hall station to the station. Flinders Street.

“Flinders Link” will be a vital connection allowing riders to quickly switch between the Metro Tunnel and Flinders Street and City Loop services, without having to turn their myki off and on.

RPV manages Campbell Arcade while Flinders Link is being built, as the walkway will connect to Flinders Street Station via the arcade.

Ms. Riegl said that the Sticky Institute’s relocation support had come in handy during a difficult time.

“It’s been really cool that people have been able to find us, which we were a little concerned about with the change in location,” he said.

“Since Rail Projects Victoria took over the lease, the communication they have had with us has been truly excellent.”

“We appreciate everything you have done to help us get into this new space.”

Wax Museum Records, longtime partner of Campbell Arcade, will move to 250 Flinders St, while Sublink PC + Mobile Repair will open a new store in Southbank.

Campbell Arcade/Degraves Subway will be closed for up to two years beginning April 30 while Flinders Link is completed. Riders will still be able to access the Flinders Street Station at Swanston and Elizabeth Streets.

Key features of Campbell Arcade’s heritage will be preserved, and nearly all of the arcade shops will remain outside the myki entry gates.

When completed in 2025, the Metro Tunnel will create capacity for more than half a million additional passengers a week during peak hours on Melbourne’s rail network, with access to five new stations and a future rail link to Melbourne Airport. .

Visit Sticky Institute at the Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St, Level 8, Room 14 •

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