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From October to March, in collaboration with local brewery CBCo, we hosted a monthly pop-up bar by the river at the Gateway Hub at Shed 21.

Kimu Korean and Japanese Eatery will be serving up Japanese gyoza dumplings and rice dishes and CBCo will have a range of drinks – beers and cider made right there in Fishermans Bend as well as wine and non-alcoholic drinks too.  All with views over the river and live beats curated by the fabulous team from The BandWagon.


As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, on Saturday 14 May 2022, we ran two guided bike tours to uncover the fascinating stories of innovation and manufacturing at Fishermans Bend, Australia’s largest urban renewal project. Starting at Federation Square and concluding at Shed 21, this tour weaved stories of creativity and innovation from the past and look to the future of design, engineering and advanced manufacturing in the Fishermans Bend National Employment and Innovation Cluster (NEIC).


As part of Open House Melbourne we ran two guided tours celebrating the legacy of the former General Motors Holden factory and showcasing the exciting future for the site as the Fishermans Bend Innovation Precinct.

The former GM-Holden factory was at the centre of Melbourne’s industrial heyday. Developed from the 1930s onwards, it played a critical role in Australia’s WW2 effort. In the decades that followed, the Holden name became synonymous with providing quality manufacturing jobs for thousands of Victorians and recent arrivals to Australia.  Holden’s proud legacy in manufacturing, engineering and design excellence have laid the foundations for the exciting future to come.

We were also lucky to have a few vintage Holdens at Shed 21 on the day, showcasing some of the design and innovation that was made here in Fishermans Bend.

The tour was presented in partnership between the City of Melbourne,  Development Victoria and the Fishermans Bend Taskforce at the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.


What a great night we had at the Fisherman’s Bend Innovation Challenge Pitch night at ARRB – Australian Road Research Board on Thursday 28 July.

Six exciting concepts delivered pitches to panels of judges aimed at solving challenges in the precinct, with almost 100 people joining in person and close to 50 participating online. The three finalists in the IDEAS Stream shared in more than $20,000 cash and prizes.

Data Flows by @EXCX Design Collective took out the People’s Choice Award voted by the audience on the night for their innovative light-based indicators that display real-time data measurements from the water infrastructure on and under the ground. Congratulations also to Bonnie So and Michael Bridges for their excellent pitches.

The three PILOT Stream pitches are vying for $70,000 prize money and will be selected by vote on Participate Melbourne.


On Tuesday 11 October 2022, Shed 21 was turned into a contemporary fashion runway, as part of Melbourne Fashion Week.

With an impressive skyline view as the backdrop, audiences witnessed some of our city’s street and sub-culture fashion on show.  Featuring A.BCH, Chris Ran Lin, Erik Yvon, EveryHuman, Ginny’s Girl Gang, Postel, REBORN by HoMie, Sabatucci, SISTER, SUKU Home, SZN, The Social Studio and TOILÉ STUDIOS


From 5 to 23 October 2022, Melbourne Fringe transformed Shed 21 into the expansive world of PENDULUM, created by percussive artist sensation Matthias Schack-Arnott and globally renowned choreographer Lucy Guerin.

Tucked away inside the vaulted industrial cathedral of Docklands’ unique and beguiling Shed 21, a suite of dancers moved in sync with a field of suspended bells that hummed, glowed and tolled in this movement-driven performance installation inspired by the ebb and flow of time.

At once a timekeeper, a metronome and an instrument of divinity, a pendulum’s hypnotic swoop keeps steady beat – and as this formidable intergenerational ensemble of women danced with time, every rise and fall reveals the strength and vulnerability of the human form.


On Thursday 13 October, we launched the Fishermans Bend “Imagine, Design + Make” program of talks and tours with a fascinating discussion about the future of autonomous systems.

Jack Tremelling and Ross Osbourne from SYPAQ gave a great insight into their innovative work in autonomous systems for the aerospace and defence sectors – all imagined, designed and manufactured in Fishermans Bend.

Russell Gallagher from the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) talked about recent innovations in autonomous vehicles and the challenges and opportunities that it brings for an urban renewal precinct like Fishermans Bend.

Following by a lively discussion and networking drinks.

Ross Osborne and Jake Tremelling talking about autonomous systems designed and made by SYPAQ

Russell Gallagher, from ARRB, talking about autonomous vehicles



When: Every Wednesday, from 12pm – 2pm
Where: Shed 21, 206 Lorimer Street Docklands (under the Bolte Bridge)

In 2022 we hosted a weekly event every Wednesday at Shed 21 for local residents and workers to grab a bite to eat by the river and try their hand at Padel tennis.  With discounts for subscribers to our eNews

Supported by One Padel and hosting a variety of food trucks, it was a great mid-week fix over a scenic skyline view.

Some of our food truck regulars: