The Hive is a proud supporter of the local art scene, and we are happy to display this unique visual style throughout the bar. We offer a constantly evolving space for artists and art lovers alike and look forward to developing exciting new exhibition spaces dedicated to a range of urban styles.

The Hive bar has an entire walls dedicated to the wonderful art style of stencil, and is always actively seeking new work to display in this dynamic style. Anyone wishing to apply can drop us a line at or even better, come in and show us what you've got.

Framed hanging Art 

Artists are welcome to submit an expression of interest to hang their works at The Hive. We have a number of spaces that can accommodate both large and small works. We are happy to support local artist and don't charge a comission on sales. If you are interested in chatting with us about displaying your art come in and see Nick or drop us a line at




Arthur B's Fringe Affair (open mic variety hour)

Every Wednesday night, 7:30-8:30pm

Free entry.

Upstairs at the Hive Bar.


We often get asked about the murals and artworks in the bar, we would like to give an extra special shout out to local resident and artist Brad Robson who has recently returned from an artist residency in New York. Brad painted the mural in one of the booths and more recently the back hallway. If you can't find him drinking at the bar you can find him HERE

Brads new mural at HIVE painted on 16th April 2013

Accomplished as a conventional marketing and advertising designer, where he lends his unique brand of design sensibility to selling day-to-day products in a usually happy and upbeat manner – by comparison, Brad’s expressive arts practice is a twisting 360 degree paradox. Images creep out from within deep dark recesses of an emotional world of loneliness, decay and an almost surrealist sense of warped time bumping into warped space. 

Keep an eye out for some live painting and drawing when the weather warms up in the bar. 

Check out some cool video production done by some of our local artists.

"We are overdosed on life denying advertising, and bombarded with a fake reality to aspire to, leaving us in a constant state of desire and disontent. Whether we are aware of it or not, these subliminal messages are designed to make us needy.