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Merri-bek artmaking workshops and exhibition

The Shed is teaming up with some amazing practitioners to create a community exhibition, Making our Mark in Merri-bek. 

Merri-bek (colonial name: Moreland) is a hub for LGBTIQA+ arts. We are running two sets of workshops for trans and gender diverse folks in Merri-bek and beyond: Drawing our trans* bodies with Queers Draw This and Representations of Us with ArtKind. 

Participant-artists will explore drawing and painting in a peer supported space to produce works on paper and canvas that we will share with the wider community in a dazzling display of trans awesomeness. The exhibition will open in LGBT history month, on Sunday October 16 at Newlands Neighbourhood House, 20 Murray Rd Coburg North. This event day will be a celebration of trans bodies, experiences and ideas. Come for the art, tunes, snacks and a trans makers market. We’ll be there all afternoon: https://www.necchi.org/locations-access

Public transport: Buses run every 20 minutes between Coburg and Preston stations (Upfield and Mernda lines); or free parking for cars and bikes.

Making our Mark in Merri-bek will close in the first week of November, just in time for The Shed’s Yarra exhibition, Euphoria, so you can bliss out on the creativity of our communities all spring. 

We acknowledge that the work for this project is taking place on unceded Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung lands. May the name, Merri-bek, meaning Rocky Country, be a call to all who have migrated to these lands to honour the traditional owners and remember this living history.

Upcoming events

  • Gym club - May
    Gym club - May
    Sat, 18 May
    Coburg North
    18 May 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Coburg North, 3/52 Bakers Rd, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    18 May 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Coburg North, 3/52 Bakers Rd, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Tickets are essential for this event
  • Gym club - April
    Gym club - April
    Sat, 13 Apr
    Coburg North
    13 Apr 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Coburg North, 3/52 Bakers Rd, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    13 Apr 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Coburg North, 3/52 Bakers Rd, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Tickets are essential for this event
  • Peer Support - March
    Peer Support - March
    Sun, 24 Mar
    Location shared with RSVP
    24 Mar 2024, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location shared with RSVP
    24 Mar 2024, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location shared with RSVP
    Open to trans masc people (including binary, non-binary, and those exploring or questioning their gender). RSVP is only required if you need the location details.
  • Gym club - March
    Gym club - March
    Sat, 16 Mar
    Coburg North
    16 Mar 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Coburg North, 3/52 Bakers Rd, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    16 Mar 2024, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
    Coburg North, 3/52 Bakers Rd, Coburg North VIC 3058, Australia
    Tickets are essential for this event
  • The Shed's AGM (come volunteer with us!)
    The Shed's AGM (come volunteer with us!)
    Sun, 25 Feb
    Location to be announced
    25 Feb 2024, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location to be announced
    25 Feb 2024, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location to be announced
    Our Annual General Meeting is when we celebrate what we've done in the last year, and set ourselves up for the coming year. All welcome!
  • Midsumma Pride March 2024
    Midsumma Pride March 2024
    Sun, 04 Feb
    Ian Johnson Oval
    04 Feb 2024, 10:30 am
    Ian Johnson Oval, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
    04 Feb 2024, 10:30 am
    Ian Johnson Oval, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
    Come and march with The Shed!
  • Midsumma Carnival 2024
    Midsumma Carnival 2024
    Sun, 21 Jan
    Alexandra Gardens
    21 Jan 2024, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Alexandra Gardens, Alexandra Gardens Skate Park, 3 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    21 Jan 2024, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Alexandra Gardens, Alexandra Gardens Skate Park, 3 Boathouse Dr, Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
    We'll be at Trans Central Station at the Carnival - come and say hi!
  • End of year picnic
    End of year picnic
    Fri, 05 Jan
    Location in the inner north
    05 Jan 2024, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Location in the inner north
    05 Jan 2024, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Location in the inner north
    Come meet us for fun, friends and snacks at The Shed's famous end of year picnic.
  • Peer Support - November
    Peer Support - November
    Sun, 03 Dec
    Location shared with RSVP
    03 Dec 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location shared with RSVP
    03 Dec 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location shared with RSVP
    Open to trans masc people (including binary, non-binary, and those exploring or questioning their gender). RSVP is only required if you need the dial in link via email.
  • Circus skills!
    Circus skills!
    Sat, 18 Nov
    Preston, address shared with ticket
    18 Nov 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Preston, address shared with ticket
    18 Nov 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Preston, address shared with ticket
    🎪 Roll Up, Roll Up! 🤹‍♀️ Join the Spectacular Circus Skills Classes at The Shed! 🌟
  • Gym club - November
    Gym club - November
    Sat, 18 Nov
    T Generation Gym
    18 Nov 2023, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    T Generation Gym, 412 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
    18 Nov 2023, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
    T Generation Gym, 412 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
    Tickets are essential for this event
  • Circus skills!
    Circus skills!
    Sat, 11 Nov
    Preston, address shared with ticket
    11 Nov 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Preston, address shared with ticket
    11 Nov 2023, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    Preston, address shared with ticket
    🎪 Roll Up, Roll Up! 🤹‍♀️ Join the Spectacular Circus Skills Classes at The Shed! 🌟
  • Book Club -  November
    Book Club -  November
    Sat, 11 Nov
    Zoom & In person
    11 Nov 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEDT
    Zoom & In person
    11 Nov 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEDT
    Zoom & In person
    Text TBC Pleas RSVP at least 48 hours before if you're a first timer, so we have enough time to share the dial in details with you!
  • Shed Camp - November
    Shed Camp - November
    Fri, 03 Nov
    Location shared closer to date
    03 Nov 2023, 12:00 pm – 07 Nov 2023, 2:00 pm
    Location shared closer to date
    03 Nov 2023, 12:00 pm – 07 Nov 2023, 2:00 pm
    Location shared closer to date
    This event is now full
  • Peer Support - October
    Peer Support - October
    Sun, 22 Oct
    Location to be announced
    22 Oct 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location to be announced
    22 Oct 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location to be announced
    Open to trans masc people (including binary, non-binary, and those exploring or questioning their gender). RSVP is only required if you need the dial in link via email.
  • Gym club - October
    Gym club - October
    Sat, 21 Oct
    T Generation Gym
    21 Oct 2023, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    T Generation Gym, 412 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
    21 Oct 2023, 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    T Generation Gym, 412 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057, Australia
    Tickets are essential for this event
  • Book Club -  October
    Book Club -  October
    Sat, 14 Oct
    Zoom & In person
    14 Oct 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEDT
    Zoom & In person
    14 Oct 2023, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEDT
    Zoom & In person
    Text TBC Pleas RSVP at least 48 hours before if you're a first timer, so we have enough time to share the dial in details with you!
  • Peer Support - September
    Peer Support - September
    Sun, 24 Sept
    Location to be announced
    24 Sept 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location to be announced
    24 Sept 2023, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Location to be announced
    Open to trans masc people (including binary, non-binary, and those exploring or questioning their gender). RSVP is only required if you need the dial in link via email.
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